Resident Evil Marathon: Capcom, Prizes, Charity, and More!

Hey guys!

As Britt announced last week in his marathon wrap-up, we’ve announced that our Resident Evil Marathon in October will be raising money for Direct Relief International! Direct Relief is a fantastic organization, and we’re really looking forward to working with them again for this event.

Additionally, we’re SO EXCITED to announce that Capcom has agreed to work with us for this marathon for both prizes and promotion. Capcom has always been very good to us when we’ve needed them, and we’re thrilled to be working so closely with them again.

Our Resident Evil Marathon is shaping up to be something special, and we can’t wait for October 13 (Friday the 13th!) to get here!

Check out the reveal trailer for the marathon below, and we’ll see you soon! Follow us on Twitter @TheSpeedGamers for all of the updates on the marathon as we get them, and be sure to check out our Twitch page at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers to see us hosting some of our marathon attendees as they practice their games! You can also see stream updates (and chat with us!) on our Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers!

– Jasef

FF Wrap up, Onward to Resident Evil ( October 13-16)

We raised $33,580 in 144 hours for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Phenomenal! I think the best way to summarize the event is Jasef’s retrospective which I’ll link at the bottom of this post. We are now gearing up for our Resident Evil Marathon , October 13-16 for Direct Relief International.  We will be playing RE 1-7 as well as a few of the spin off games. We’ve started planning out a theme for the event as well as cool partnerships that we will be able to announce shortly. If you want to stay in touch with all of us, be sure to join the discord, discord.gg/thespeedgamers .  It’s a great place to hang out with the community between marathons! See you all soon 🙂

New Fangamer Shirts for the Final Fantasy Marathon! $10 Goes to St. Jude!

Hey guys! We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Fangamer again to offer some great Final Fantasy-themed shirts for our marathon!

If you CLICK THIS LINK, you’ll be taken to a page on the Fangamer website with our three shirts: Cactus Run, Floral Fantasy (t-shirt), and Floral Fantasy (women’s tank). Each of these shirts cost $24, but $10 from EVERY SALE through July 20 will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during our marathon! This is a great way to donate to charity while still getting something for yourself, and we can’t thank Fangamer enough for this opportunity!

As a bonus, these shirts were designed by our very own Space Coyote, so be sure to thank her yourself on Twitter!

TSG’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017: Pixels vs. Polygons begins THIS FRIDAY, July 14, at 6pm CT at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers! 100% of the donations received will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and we’ll extend the marathon for a full 24 hours if we can reach $30,000 in donations by the end of our auction on Wednesday, July 19! We hope you tune in for our most exciting event of the year!

TSG Replay: Vodcasting Clips & Highlights!

As we gear up for our Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude, we’re excited to announce TSG Replay!

Beginning June 28 at 6pm CT, our Twitch page will begin vodcasting clips and highlights from TSG through the years up until July 13 (the day before the marathon begins). This playlist will include a mix of marathon highlights, stream clips, and other videos that will help you remember why you became a fan of TSG in the first place. We’ll also be vodcasting the entirety of our most recent marathon: March’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Marathon.

This is just one of many surprises that we have in the works for TSG, and we hope you enjoy this one as much as we will! Remember, the chat on our Twitch page will be live throughout TSG Replay, so feel free to interact as we reminisce! You can also join in on the fun on Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers!

Enjoy TSG Replay, and we can’t wait to kick off our Final Fantasy Marathon 2017: Pixels vs. Polygons for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 6pm CT on July 14!

Final Fantasy Marathon Extension Information!

If there’s one thing that we’ve heard the most since announcing the dates for our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude, it’s been “why is the marathon only five days long instead of a full week like every other summer?”

There are a lot of reasons we had to make the change this year, and to make up for it, we expanded our marathon slate to FOUR this year (stay tuned for information on our October and December marathons!). Still, though, five days just isn’t enough time for us.

So we want to go an extra 24 hours.

To do that, though, we’re going to need your help!

We’re super excited to announce a potential 24-hour extension for the Final Fantasy Marathon, meaning that it will end on Thursday, July 20 at 6PM CT instead of Wednesday, July 19 at 6PM CT as scheduled. For that to happen, though, we’re going to be setting up a donation goal. Once the event starts, if you guys can reach a total of $30,000 in donations to St. Jude by the current end-of-marathon time (which, again, is Wednesday, July 19 at 6PM CT), then we will continue the marathon for an entire extra day!

What a time to be alive.

We’ll be reminding viewers of this extension throughout the marathon and beforehand, but get those donations ready! As always, 100% of donations go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Join us July 14 at 6PM CT at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers for the start of TSG.TV’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017: Pixels vs. Polygons, and let’s get this thing extended!

Final Fantasy Marathon: Pixels vs. Polygons (July 14-19, 2017)

To add to the fun of our events, we have created a Final Fantasy-themed campaign that will play out over the course of the marathon. The name of the campaign is “Pixels vs Polygons.”

During the marathon, the attendees will be split into two teams: Team Pixels and Team Polygons. Each person is represented by an avatar that displays their stats: attack and defense.  Every time you donate to St. Jude, you can choose a marathon attendee that you would like to power up. For every $5, an attendee will have their stats increased. Twice a day, the two teams will have 4 players from each side pitted against each other in battle. The battle will take the two sides’ stats into consideration when calculating a victor, with the winning team gaining a point for their side. At the end of the campaign and the marathon, one team will win out as the champion.

We think this will be an entertaining and unique way to raise money for a great cause.  As always, 100% of the donations go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  We’d like to give an extra special thank you to Space Coyote and Untuxable for creating the Team Pixel and Team Polygon player avatars. For more information on the marathon, please visit the link below, and check out our YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSpeedGamers. We look forward to seeing you on July 14th on http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers!

MARATHON DETAILS

Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude – July 14-19, 2017 | New Teaser Video & Images!

Now that we’re only a little over five weeks away from our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude, we’re excited to release another teaser video for the event! Check out the brief video above, and be sure to share it around to get the word out about the event!

Additionally, we’ve got three new teaser images for the marathon that are perfect for promoting the event! Check them out below, and download the full 1920×1080 files for yourself HERE!

Our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude will take place from July 14 through July 19 at http://twitch.tv/TheSpeedGamers! It begins at 6pm CDT on Friday, July 14, so mark your calendars! As always, all proceeds from the event will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so make plans to join us in raising money for this great cause!

We have more exciting plans to reveal over the next five weeks, so keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for all of the details!

Final Fantasy Marathon Charity Announcement: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

We’re extremely excited to announce that our Final Fantasy Marathon this summer will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and they are one of the best organizations out there. We’ve worked with St. Jude many times over the past nine years, and we can’t wait to get to work raising money for them again!

Be sure to tune into our 120-Hour Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude this July 14-19 at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers! The event kicks off at 6pm CST!

We’ll have so much more to announce about the upcoming marathon very soon, so be sure to keep an eye here or on our social media pages at Twitter.com/TheSpeedGamers and Facebook.com/TheSpeedGamers! We’re also on Instagram now, so follow us there for more! Want more video content? Head over to our YouTube, and be sure to check out Team TSG on Twitch!