also there is going to be a marathon by GSA (global speedrun association) in march called Pace 2020. this one is gonna focus more on competetive speedrunning and races. for example super mario maker and super mario 64 are going to be raced and played alot
final fantasy is boring but it also has alot of fans, nobody wants to watch it but when it is done its hype and hype = money. keep in mind that although GDQ donates alot of their money to the charity. they also have to pay staff and others associated with the marathon. they are an org not a charity themselves.
actually the speedruns themselves aren't really the same cause people come up with new strats each year
but i generally agree, it seems like they always have the same games every year
there were some good speedruns and moments this event but just like always for me it was cringe at times and i couldnt even bother to watch
the fallout speedrun was good tho