Four Pokémon games to feature in European Speedrunner Assembly Summer 2023 event between July 22nd and 30th

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Four Pokemon games are set to feature in the 2023 European Speedrunner Assembly (ESA) summer event, which will take place from July 22nd to July 30th across two streams in Malmö, Sweden. This year's event will be raising money for Alzheimerfonden, the Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation.

European Speedrunner Assembly is a series of speedrunning marathons, with runners attempting to complete the game or accomplish a specific goal goal as fast as possible. In addition to its semiannual flagship events, their Twitch channel plays host to many smaller marathons, including Break the Record: Live. Over the course of its history, it has raised $838,442.20 for various charities. The ESA Summer 2023 event can watched from its official website or its Twitch channels: main channel and secondary channel.

The expected times for the four Pokémon runs for ESA Summer 2023 are as follows. Please note that these times were correct at time of writing, but may be subject to change based on delays from other runners. Check the full ESA Summer 2023 schedule for to check the approximate start time for each run in your local timezone, as well as for any schedule changes and updates.

Pokémon White 2
Monday July 24th - 6:37pm CEST (stream 2)
Expected length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Category: Any%
Runner: TTS4life

Pokémon Trading Card Game
Tuesday July 27th - 7:38am CEST (stream 1)
Expected length: 22 minutes
Category: Any% (No ACE)
Runner: Crrool

Pokémon Emerald
Thursday July 27th - 6:17pm CEST (stream 2)
Expected length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Category: Map Randomizer
Runner: 360chrism

Pokémon Colosseum
Friday July 28th - 1:41am CEST (stream 1)
Expected length: 4 hours
Category: Umbreon vs. Croconaw race
Runners: daspharaoh and Evanicia

Various donation incentives, such as naming the player character and Pokémon, are expected to be included as part of the marathon. To donate to ESA, please go to their donation site.

About Alzheimerfonden
The Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation (Alzheimerfonden) was established in 1988 and primarily focuses on raising money for research and information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation is the largest provider of Alzheimer’s research grants in Sweden, which is at the forefront of the field.

The Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation regularly hosts a series of events, lectures, sportive, and culture, to include caregivers and other stakeholders to join the fight against Alzheimer’s. One particularly important project is Alzheimer’s Game Over, hosted by European Speedrunner Assembly, where gamers from around the world gather in Malmö to give their support on and raise money for The Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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