Category Archives: Marathon News

December’s Mario Marathon & Looking Ahead to 2018

Hey guys!

We just wanted to take a second and let you know that we’re thrilled to announce that our first two marathons in 2018 will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

After our Mario Marathon for ACT Today from December 15-18 (with an additional 24 hours possible if we can reach $8,000 in donations by 6pm CT on Monday, December 18), get ready to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of TheSpeedGamers with our 2018 The Legend of Zelda Marathon from March 9-13! This celebration will last 96 hours instead of our usual 72 hours, and we have a ton of exciting plans that we can’t wait to reveal.

After that, the anniversary year continues with our weeklong Pokémon Marathon in the summer. This will be our first Catch ‘Em All marathon since 2014, and it will be the first time where we’ll be catching the Pokémon from all seven generations! We’ll have a lot more about this marathon in the coming months.

2018 is going to be a huge year for TSG, but 2017 still has some exciting moments in store. Be sure to tune into our Mario Marathon for ACT Today on Friday, December 15 at http://twitch.tv/TheSpeedGamers!

Up Next MARIO Dec 15-18 for ACT Today!

Resident Evil made for a very memorable marathon. There were a lot of great moments between the viewers, players and commentators. We had a 56% increase in donations over last year’s Halloween marathon, $7,000 (2017) & $4,500 (2016). If you won a prize, you will be contacted via email or twitter in the next week.

Special thank you to all of the sponsors of the event; Capcom, Sades, Carrion Creations, Dawson Perlor Parlor, Stitching Tales, The Item Shop, and Yellercraka. Also thank you to the websites and subreddits that promoted us; r/residentevil, r/horror , Resident Evil Wikia.

Up next is our Mario Marathon, December 15-18 for ACT Today! Autism Care and Treatment. We are very excited to raise money for this great charity again. We will extend the marathon an extra 24 hours to Tuesday December 19th if we reach $8,000 by 6pm on the 18th. We will be playing through a TON of Mario games and of course the newest entry in the series, Mario Odyssey. Our goal for the Marathon will be $10,000. See you in the chat! Twitch.tv/thespeedgamers

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!

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!