Pokémon Emerald to feature in UKSM marathon in support of Special Effect charity

UKSM logo
The UKSM speedrunning group will be hosting a marathon at the upcoming Insomnia Gaming Festival to raise money for Special Effect. The festival is running from September 7th to September 10th, with runners attempting to complete the games, or a specific objective within the game, as fast as possible. The event can be watched from the UKSM Twitch page.

Special Effect charity logo
UKSM is a UK-based speedrunning marathon that has run speedrunning events online and at various in-person gaming events, including Insomnia and EGX. Their events raise money for various UK-based charities. Special Effect is a charity primarily dedicated to allowing physically disabled people across the world to play video games through innovative technology. Their other works include BubbleBusters, home-controlled desktop robots that help tackle long-term medical isolation, and Eye Gaze Games, a series of webgames which can be controlled by moving one's eyes.

The details and expected times for the Pokémon run at UKSM at Insomnia 71 is as follows. Please note that these times were correct at time of writing, but may be subject to change based on delays in the marathon. Check the full schedule below to check the approximate start time for each run in your local timezone, as well as for any schedule changes and updates.

Pokémon Emerald
Saturday September 9th - 6:59pm BST
Category: Glitchless any%
Expected length: 2 hours 50 minutes
Runner: amoebauk

Various incentives, such as nicknaming Pokémon or player characters, are expected to be included as part of the run. To donate to UKSM, use to the Tiltify Fundraising Extension on the marathon's Twitch page.

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