Category Archives: Marathon News

Final Fantasy Marathon Memories: Apple

We’re counting down to our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude on July 14 (less than 15 weeks from now!), so we’re looking back at some of our favorite memories from TSG’s previous Final Fantasy Marathons!

In this one, Apple reminds us of the time that the TSG Community came together to raise over $3,000 just to name a rat-faced character after Chase.

Tune into our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital July 14-19 at http://twitch.tv/TheSpeedGamers!

Final Fantasy Marathon Memories: Space Coyote

Hey guys!

As we get ready for our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude on July 14, we’re looking back at some of our favorite memories from TSG’s previous Final Fantasy Marathons!

In this one, Space Coyote talks about a moment when one of TSG’s own became a speedrunner for a brief, shining moment.

Tune into our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital July 14-19 at http://twitch.tv/TheSpeedGamers!

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!

Breath of the Wild Marathon Wrap-Up

Thank you all for your support of our recent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Marathon! We raised exactly $2,000 for buildOn.org, which brings our total for the charity to $11,226.14!
Here’s our retrospective for the BOTW Marathon:
Up next will be our big summer event: TSG’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017! The event will take place July 14 -19, so mark your calendars! We’ll be posting more details about this marathon over the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out this teaser for the event:

If you want to keep in touch with us, be sure to join our Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers! We’d love to chat with you!

Thanks for everything, and we’ll see you soon!!

– TSG

9 year Anniversary Marathon Begins March 3 at Midnight (90 hours!)

TheSpeedGamers will be celebrating our 9th anniversary of gaming for charity by playing Zelda Breath of the Wild when it launches. We will be picking up our copy of the game along with the Nintendo Switch at midnight on Friday March the 3rd. There will be a live stream of us picking up the Switch and Zelda along with MAXIMUM HYPE COMMENTARY. We will begin our gameplay journey as soon as we get back from the launch which should be around 12:30 am central on March 3rd. Our adventure will last approximately 90 hours as we will be playing until 6pm central on Monday March 6th. You can watch all of the action on our website www.tsg.tv or www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers .

We will be raising money once again for buildOn.org to help build a school in Mali West Africa.

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.
 
Since 2008, TheSpeedGamers have raised over $720,000 for various charitable causes.

Breath of the Wild Marathon March 3rd

UPDATE: Zelda Breath of the Wild Marathon MARCH 3rd (More details upcoming!)

Hello TSG FRIENDS!

I hope you all had a great holiday and year!. TSG saw a bump in donations this year; 2016: $53,254 vs 2015: $45,327 .  Now we start 2017 with an event this spring! Keep an eye out for Nintendo’s press event that is being held on January 12th . We will use this conference to announce our next marathon. We have a couple of scenarios that we are looking at. The Nintendo “Switch” is slated to launch in March but we are all in the dark with what games will launch for the console.  Our hopes are that Zelda Breath of the Wild will launch with the console and that we will do a Breath of the Wild Marathon as soon as the game launches. We are also considering doing a Switch launch marathon in which we play a variety of launch titles if the first plan falls through. In just a little over a week we will have a clearer picture and let all of you know our plans.

For 2017 we are looking to bump our number of marathons up to 4. One in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. We aren’t quite ready to announce our complete 2017 plans just yet, but stay tuned!

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: Hedwig
Claimed by: THE SCORPION KING! Calvin Y!

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.