Trainer and Starter Names up for Grabs Starting 11/25

Starting at 6pm central on 11/25, Pokemon Sun and Moon starter and trainer names can be claimed. Donate $100 to our buildOn fundriaser and leave the name that you would like in the donation comments. You can donate and comment at the following link: https://twitch.streamlabs.com/TheSpeedGamers . The  Pokemon marathon will start on Dec 16 and can be viewed from twitch.tv/thespeedgamers .

We will tweet from @thespeedgamers as the trainers and Pokemon get claimed as well as mark at their names from the list below. It’s important to note that your starter nickname will persist throughout the entire evolution chain.  For example if you nickname Rowlet “Legolas”, Dartrit and Decidueye will also be named “Legolas”.  As we ask each year, please refrain from any crude nicknames or political statements. Thank you!

Sun Trainer nickname: NMUFrud
Claimed by: NMUFred

Moon Trainer nickname: SilverMoon9000
Claimed by: SilverMoon

Rowlet nickname:
Claimed by:

Litten nickname: Panda
Claimed by: Chris H

Popplio nickname:
Claimed by:

For full marathon details, check out our blog post! : http://blog.tsg.tv/2016/11/pokemon-sun-moon-marathon-for-buildon-december-16-19/

Pokemon Sun & Moon Marathon for “buildOn” (December 16-19)

Beginning on December 16th at 6pm Central US, we will be live streaming a play through of Pokemon Sun and Moon on www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers to raise money for buildOn (http://www.buildOn.org/) . We will be fundraising to help build a school in Mali, West Africa. You can watch the event around the clock and chat with the participants and other viewers.
The marathon is scheduled to last 72 hours but with donation achievements viewers can unlock another 24 hours of marathon time, additional Pokemon games and game play changes. This will mark our 39thmarathon since our inception in 2008 . Our community has raised over $700,000 for various causes. We look forward to seeing you in the chat!

buildOn’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.For 25 years, buildOn has partnered with local governments and mobilized rural villages in some of the poorest countries on the planet to build more than 1,000 schools in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Senegal. We also partner with high schools in underserved communities in six U.S. cities to empower students to remain engaged in school and to positively contribute to their communities through community service and service learning. To date, buildOn students have contributed nearly 1.8 million hours of service to address the most pressing needs in their communities.

OILD Day 4 – Cold Man Stage

Day 4 of Obligatory Ice Level Day. That’s right, Day 4. 4. The DEATH NUMBER.  Life can get frustrating and terrible, but occasionally there’s a way out of a bad situation. A bad situation like, say, diving head-first into spikes or falling down a bottomless pit every 30 seconds. That’s why today’s ice level is Cold Man’s stage, from Rockman & Forte.

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OILD Day 3 – Big Arctic Cavern

It’s Day 3 of Obligatory Ice Level Day! As I mentioned, this year’s theme is “colors”. Everyone knows that the traditional holiday colors for the season are red and green, and those very colors show up in Obligatory Ice Level Day! But did you know that green and red represent amphibians and the blood of their enemies? It’s true! That’s why today’s ice level is the Big Arctic Cavern, from the arcade Battletoads!

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OILD Day 1 – Erana’s Peace

Day 1 of Obligatory Ice Level Day, and already we’re in a field of colors. You know, even though this holiday is made up, I think it’s safe to say that the holiday season itself promotes one important thing. That thing is peace. That’s why the first ice level of the year is Erana’s Peace, from Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero!

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October Marathon Complete, Pokemon up next! (December 16-19)

Many screams, scares and goofs were had during our “Trick or Treat” marathon for St. Jude. We raised a bit over $4,500 and had a blast doing it. A big thank you to everyone who participated. Whether you were at the marathon or in the chat, it’s always a complete team effort.

Now we are ramping up for our Pokemon Sun and Moon Marathon which begins on December 16th. We aim to catch the entire generation of new Pokemon while lying out challenges for ourselves along the way. During the marathon viewers will be able to unlock additional games and even extend the marathon past the 19th. We will announce the charity, achievements and other details in November.

Keep checking back to our blog for more details!
~TSG

Trick or Treat Retrospective by Jasef:

Retrospective Teaser by Jasef:

TSG’s Trick or Treat Marathon October 14-17 2016 (Updated)

We will be hosting our “Trick or Treat” marathon October 14-17 2016 on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers . The event will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The theme for this marathon is “Trick or Treat”. The event will kick off with the player walking up to a bag full of games. “Trick” or “treat” will then randomly be selected. If “treat” is selected the player will get to choose the game they would like to play from the bag. If “trick” is selected the viewers will vote for the game they would like to see played. Upon completion of the game, the cycle will start over.

See you in the chat on October 14 @ 6pm CST!

Edit: (Update) We will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our original plan was for this event to benefit Heifer International. The donation widget that we are using is not working properly with their paypal settings. Once we get that issue sorted out with Heifer we will do a future event for Heifer International.