Rules for ZeldaSpeedRuns Marathon 2021


  1. All submissions need to be done before the cutoff date otherwise they will not be considered.

  2. If you wish to have any incentives for your run i.e, filename, different route, etc please list them in your submission so we can add it accordingly.

  3. Games that allow emulator runs for leaderboard submission will be allowed to be ran on emulator, all other games need to be ran on console.

  4. Streaming is required! All runs will be streamed to dedicated non public ZSR streaming hosts. TO be eligible for running, you should be able to stream without major cutouts and at a decent quality.

  5. Do not start until designated to.

  6. Right before the run ends, inform the restreamer in the voice channel and call the end of the run by saying “Time!”.

  7. Your stream should be up ~20 minutes prior to your run time.

  8. You may stream however you would like to; meaning splits, facecam, etc. - the actual gamefeed needs to be on top though and without anything above it.

    • Keep in mind your stream will be restreamed so it may difficult for others to see exactly what is going on if the gamefeed is too small.
    • For multi screen games (like 3DS), you will need to show both screens.
  9. Do not enable microphone on your stream and turn off follower alerts or similar audio so your stream puts out the pure ingame audio.

    • If you use (Discord) screen sharing for the commentators, the audio setup will be changed and you will be broadcasting your audio and the commentators' audio.
    • The organizers are happy to help with a audio splitting setup to allow for a smoother experience.
  10. You should be in the VC (voice channel) during the setup block before your run.

    • At the end of your run you should leave the specified voice channel within the setup block.
  11. If you cannot participate after being selected please let the event organizers know as soon as possible.

    • This goes for any issue you find out after being selected.

    • Before dropping from participating you must find a suitable replacement. Otherwise you will no longer be considered for future community events.


  1. Each game will be limited to 3 commentators.

    • Runners will be granted a commentator spot even if there is already 3.
  2. You may only join the designated voice channels when it is time for you to start helping with commentary.

  3. Commentators should join the specified voice channel prior to the run being started.

    • Once the run is concluded you should leave the designated voice channel within the setup block.
  4. If anything overly inappropriate is said during your commentary you will be immediately removed from the voice channel and no longer considered for future events.

    • Ex: Racism, Sexism, derogatory or demeaning terms.
  5. As it is normal for ZSR restreams, we are more lenient with swearing, as long as it is not the main treat of your commentary.

    • No, this does not mean go into commentary swearing every other word. Please refrain from being overly vulgar we still want people to enjoy the experience.