SpeedRay 2022 - Speedrun the Rayman trilogy and win $200!

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SpeedRay 2022 - Speedrun the Rayman trilogy and win $200!

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Hi everyone! :partyhat:

One year after the launch of our speedrunning section, which came with the first edition of our speedrunning contest, we have decided to go for it again! Therefore, allow me to introduce SpeedRay 2022. :hap:

SpeedRay 2021 was, in several aspects, a success. We had fun organizing, runners had fun competing, and many items of rare Rayman merchandize were won in the process. It did not see, however, as many entries as some of us hoped, something we attributed to the fact that with one category per game where only the first prize was actual merch, it favored specialized skills and discouraged many runners from competing with the top dogs and giving it a try.

This is why, for SpeedRay 2022, there will be only one category, where everyone will play the three main games, and no major glitches will be allowed. How will this work?

The corresponding speedrun.com categories will be Any% PS1 - USA for Rayman 1, PC - Any% Glitchless for Rayman 2 and GCN - Any% No Major Glitches or GCN Emu - Any% No Major Glitches for Rayman 3. Runs do not have to be completed back to back but can be done separately.

We will not simply add up your times, because some games are longer than others and we don't want specialized runners to be given a head start, so once the contest closes we will first normalize your times by dividing them by the current record for the game, and then add them up together. The lowest score, that is, the closest to the existing records, will obviously win.

As of now the current records in our categories are 1h 16m 11s for Rayman 1, 1h 44m 32s (without loads) for Rayman 2 and 1h 56m 21s for Rayman 3.

Prizes
  • First prize: $100 voucher
  • Second prize: $50 voucher
  • Third prize: $25 voucher
  • Fourth prize: $15 voucher
  • Fifth prize: $10 voucher
  • Consolation prize: 500 Tings
Vouchers will be sent as Amazon gift cards, though we can discuss other options on a case-by-case basis if other websites suit you more.

How to participate

All you have to do is speedrun the games listed above and post your runs in this topic. They will have to be validated either by the moderators at speedrun.com or a member of our speedrunning team, but not by yourself.

Note that you may not submit older runs. The contest will run from February 1st to February 28th, and all runs must be recorded and submitted during this period. Submissions are not final, and you're more than welcome to keep posting better runs: we will only consider your best time.

Any questions?

Just post them here! And may the fastest win. :proud:
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Re: SpeedRay 2022 - Speedrun the Rayman trilogy and win $200!

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Here is my first submission, this was from the blind Rayman 3 race that we did.
I messed up something with my timer so I had to re-time the run and ended up with a 3:28:51.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1288546287
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Hey!
Here is my submisson!
R1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCRpbxf2gr0
R2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20YYiu32ozE
R3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZPi1ugn3e8

As of today, I submitted my R1 and R3 runs, not sure they'll be verified before the end, we'll see!
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Nice! I should clarify that it does not matter if your runs have not been validated before the deadline: as long as they’ve been posted here, you’re in.
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Here is my submission for Rayman 1.
I grinded for this and tried to bring the time down as much as i could, ended up with a 1:16:49.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1409470435
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And here is my final submission for Rayman 2 which is a 2:32:52.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1410329463
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Post by Torcnein »

Hello there !

Here's my submissions :
Rayman 1 : 1:24:15
Rayman 2 : 1:51:54
Rayman 3 : 1:56:38

gl to everyone :mryellow:
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Here are my submissions. The Rayman 2 recording started 1 second after I began recording. I added a second to the final time.

Rayman 2 was recorded on Feb 17th, Rayman 1 was recorded on Feb 23rd, and Rayman 3 was recorded on Feb 24th.

The Windows game capture recording only lasts 2 hours so I had to split the Rayman 3 recording into two parts. No skip in the game between the first and second video.

Rayman 1 (1:49:36)

Rayman 2 (1:51:57)

Rayman 3 (2:20:16) part 1

Rayman 3 part 2
FC: 37.699 | CF: 107.954 | BOM: 94.827 | LOTLD: 121.385 | DOTK: 109.831 | LS: 41.270 | SBTC: 94.755 | HH: 107.339 | TOTL: 104.496

Total: 819.556
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Thank you all for your submissions! It is now March anywhere on Earth so we'll start reviewing all of your runs and get back to you in a few days' time. :)
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It looks like everyone is going to win a prize this time.
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Hi all! Just a heads-up that we've just started reviewing runs (it was a busy week!) so expect news by Monday and hopefully earlier. :D
hoodlumsworld wrote: Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:38 pm It looks like everyone is going to win a prize this time.
As long as they're all validated, that is. :bad:
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Hunchman801 wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 5:56 pm
hoodlumsworld wrote: Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:38 pm It looks like everyone is going to win a prize this time.
As long as they're all validated, that is. :bad:
Oh, so your going to cheat. :lol: lol
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So here come the results... without cheating, in case Arnold wonders. :lol:
  1. Torcnein: 9.22%
  2. Ray502: 27.10%
  3. aulos: 39.50%
  4. kronkie10: 46.64%
  5. EightSixThree: 76.71%
Those figures are the mean of how much longer than the record each run was, in percentage, with 0% meaning the contestant got the world record in all three games. On a side note, aulos played Rayman 3 on the wrong platform (PC), but the difference for NMG is limited to load times and there is too much of a gap with the next contestant for this to make a difference to the order of the winners, so we've chosen to ignore this oversight. Congratulations on the new record for Rayman 2 glitchless, by the way. :hap:

Thank you all for participating, and expect a PM in the next couple days to arrange for the "delivery" of your prizes. :partyhat:
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GG to everybody!
Was fun to learn the other games :D
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I never really was much of a speedrunner. But I must say it was quite fun. Hope there will be a contest for next year! Congrats everyone! :)
FC: 37.699 | CF: 107.954 | BOM: 94.827 | LOTLD: 121.385 | DOTK: 109.831 | LS: 41.270 | SBTC: 94.755 | HH: 107.339 | TOTL: 104.496

Total: 819.556
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Congratulations to everybody! ☺️
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