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ESA Winter 2020 - Master Post

ESA Winter 2020 has moved! It will be held, just like Summer, in the Quality Hotel View, Malmö which we will be happy to call home for some time going forward.

This ESA Winter up to 300 speedrunners will come together to celebrate their hobby, show off their runs to old friends and new and socialise for a full week. It’s unlike any other festival experience - there’s no headline act, there’s no exclusive bars. Just people passionate about their games and their friends.

For quick reference, you may be most interested in the following links:
Event Registration via Ticket Fairy
Hotel Booking via Nordic Choice (Scroll to the BOTTOM of the page!)


ESA Winter 2020 will be open to all attendees from Saturday 15 Feb to Saturday 22 Feb
We suggest most people book travel and hotels from Friday 14 Feb to Sunday 23 Feb
The marathon stream will run from Sunday 16 Feb to Saturday 22 Feb
There will be setup days on Friday 13 Feb, and Sunday 23 Feb. Attendees are welcome to book their hotel over these days, or longer, and help out with the running of the marathon.

The marathon will be streamed, as usual, on our twitch tv channel

Game Submissions

The game selection crew is lead by Fatzke, assisted by Jinny and eTholon.

The game selection process will be announced on 6 October 2019


The arcade area will return in a smaller fashion than summer. There will be a selection of music games, multicabs and pinball machines. e-Amusement cards to save high scores on Jubeat are available to pre-order with a ticket.


Volunteers who are accepted will receive complimentary ticket. Full details including recruitment schedule are not yet confirmed.

Volunteer recruitment will open after the release of the schedule.


Accommodation is in the hotel itself. Due to limited availability, we are holding back triple and quad rooms for the time being. These will be released at a future date with volunteer and runner priority.

Booking of single and twin rooms is online via a special Quality Hotel View microsite. These room rates all include daily housekeeping, a generous breakfast buffet and access to the gym and sauna area. Your booking is guaranteed by credit card but payable at the hotel. There is a total of 302 rooms available.

Booking is also available by emailing quoting ESA Winter.


The event is situated wholly within the event space of the Quality Hotel View, Malmö. This is a conference hotel in the Hyllie neighbourhood of Malmö. Opposite the hotel is the Emporia Shopping Center one of the biggest in Scandinavia.

Opening hours of local facilities:
Trains to Malmo city centre: 247, every 10 minutes between 0600 and 0000 with limited overnight service
Trains to Copenhagen city centre and airport: 247, no less than every 20 minutes between 0600 and 0000 with limited overnight service
* Full details can be found on the Öresundståg website
Emporia: 1000-2000
McDonalds: 0600-0000
Subway: 0700-2200
Pressbyrån: 0600-2200

Opening hours of hotel facilities:
Breakfast: 0600 - 1000
Bar: 1700 - 0100 (or earlier if not being used)
Gym and spa area: 0600 - 2300


Hyllie Station, the first/last stop in Sweden, is attached to the hotel. Trains run directly to Copenhagen Airport and Denmark every 20 minutes (journey time to the airport 15 minutes), and to Malmö city centre every 10 minutes (journey time 10 minutes).

The closest international airport is Copenhagen (Kastrup) which is a 15 minute direct train ride from the hotel. ESA attendees should not use Malmö airport, which is much further by bus and requiring a change in Malmö city centre.

Those travelling from Germany can also look for DB Sparpreis Europa tickets to Copenhagen Central, buying the last leg to Hyllie separately on arrival in Copenhagen. These are usually available three months prior and get more expensive over time.

Parking is available through P Malmö and is priced by the city to discourage travel by car. There are long and short term rates, details are available on the Quality Hotel View website and if you email the front desk they will be able to confirm exact rates that can be added to your hotel room. Rates in the hotel owned underground parking are significantly higher than the rates in the multi-storey car park.

Ticket Price

The standard booking price is 100 euros including 6% sales tax. This is a slight increase on previous years, as the costs of running the event are going up.

An early bird promotion will be applied to the first 80 ticket sales in two tiers, first 80 euros then 90 euros.

Tickets are on sale via Event Registration (Ticket Fairy external link)

Payment is available via Visa, Mastercard, Amex and IDEAL

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