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• • • hosts video game speedrun leaderboards, as well as forums and other resources related to speedrunning. It is the main repository of speedrunning records for most games that do not have their own dedicated leaderboard site.
Acquisition by Elo
On 2020-10-13, site creator• • • announced that the site had been acquired by • • • , a data analytics and advertising company.
- • • • by Pac
- • • • by Alicen Lewis
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Some users have expressed concern that the change in ownership may result in features disappeared or requiring payment.
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oh fuck SRC didn't just get obtained by some random org, they got obtained by the guys behind dotabuff, aka "steadily locking features behind a paywall until the site is entirely barebones" the company
dotabuff was the go to source for match history/competitive stuff in dota for years, and then they slowly started shoving features behind the paywall until some competitors got in (opendota and stratz) and the only reason to use it is that you dont know the others exist
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I actually have a question since I just noticed it. On your website you sell(?) access to an API for all of your websites, but SRC's API is already free and open source-ish. Is this due to change, or are you just selling the easy to access all in one API? A lot of community resources rely on this API. I'm not familiar enough with your other sites to find a definite answer to if those also have individual free APIs or not.
Speedrun.com has an• • • for querying information about users, games, runs, • • • . Most of the API is read-only and anonymous, and does not require an account to access. Access is rate-limited to • • • . On 2020-10-16, a mod for the site said that the API would remain unchanged • • • .
- Get a list of all users (paginated).
- Get information about one user.
- Get a list of all games.
- Get the leaderboard for SM64 70 stars.