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Soulsborne Complete, Nintendo All-Stars For St. Jude December 14-17 is Next!

Last night we wrapped up our Soulsborne marathon benefiting Direct Relief. Our fall event continues to grow. In fall of 2016 we raised $4,500, 2017 $7,000 and this year $8,300! Thank you to everyone who contributed, from the viewers to the volunteers on site. A special thank you to Kampy and MC from Zeldathon/Direct Relief who assisted in making the event so successful. During Soulsborne we also debuted our new mascot/logo Molasses designed by Space Coyote. Overall a very memorable event with new faces, stunts, and more to look forward too.

Up next we have Nintendo All-Stars benefiting St. Jude Chidren’s Research Hospital December 14-17 2018 on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers. More details will be coming soon. Be sure to keep up with everything TSG by watching “TSG After Dark” every other Monday at midnight on our twitch page. Next episode is on Monday October 22. See you in the chat!

St. Jude PLAY LIVE Season Has Begun!

Hey guys, Jasef here!

Over the past week, TheSpeedGamers was privileged enough to send three people to the St. Jude PLAY LIVE Summit at the St. Jude Campus in Memphis, Tennessee. Phil, Minikitty, and I got to spend three days learning more about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and seeing the amazing things that they do for extremely deserving kids and families up-close, and we came back with more of a resolve than ever to do everything that we can for this incredible organization.

St. Jude PLAY LIVE season kicked off on Friday, and it runs through May 31. As most of you know, our upcoming Pokemon Marathon for St. Jude begins on Friday, June 8, so we’ve decided to kick off the campaign early in order to participate with PLAY LIVE!

Head over to https://tiltify.com/+tsg/thespeedgamers to check out the campaign (the exact same one for the marathon), and you’ll be able to see our goal of $50,000, check out some milestones along the way (with more to come), and donate for some incentives! Right now, we are offering up the nicknames for the starter Pokemon evolution lines, the names and genders for the player characters in the games that will be played in the marathon, and the rival names for any game that allows that. Pokemon line nicknames are $50 each, and names for either a player character or a rival are $75 each. All donations, as always, will go DIRECTLY to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and these donations will also be added to our total for our Pokemon Marathon from June 8-15.

For more information on PLAY LIVE, visit https://stjude.tiltify.com/playlive. Remember, just as during marathons, it’s completely fine if you are unable to donate! One of the best ways to help us raise as much as possible is by spreading the word, so be sure to promote our campaign and upcoming marathon! We’ll be doing some contests on social media between now and the beginning of the marathon, so be sure to follow us on Twitter to see everything that happens!

We can’t thank you guys enough for all of the support over the past ten years, and we can’t wait to see you again on Friday, June 8 at 5pm CT for the start of our Pokemon Marathon for St. Jude! Tune in at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers!

10 Years and 10 Thousand Dollars for St. Jude

Year 10 for TSG started out with a bang. We raised $10,600 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during our 96 hour Zelda Marathon. Thank you to all of the attendees, moderators and viewers for making this event so successful. There were so many special moments that we will never forget. Also, an extra special thank you to the Zeldathon attendees Kampy and Doug. It was awesome being able to meet them and have them take part in the event.

Things don’t slow down for us as we prepare for our upcoming Pokemon Marathon June 8-15. We are proud to announce that this event will also be for St. Jude. It has been 4 years since we have attempted to catch all of the Pokemon and in that time the capture number has grown. We are now tasked with catching over 800 Pokemon. It will be a challenge and can’t wait to broadcast our adventure starting June 8th on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers . See yo the chat!

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!

Team T-Shirts by Fangamer in Support of St. Jude

Fangamer is supporting our event with these AWESOME official TSG.TV Zelda Marathon team shirts. $10 from each purchase will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Who will you side with? Both go toward the same great cause, St. Jude!!

Team Hyrule shirt “Golden Harmony” designed by Jon Kay
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Team Lorule shirt “Dark Chaos” designed by Nina Matsumoto
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The Zelda Marathon “Hyrule vs Lorule” begins on June 24 @ 6pm central on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers . For more details, go here: http://blog.tsg.tv/2016/05/zelda-marathon-details-june-24-july-1-hyrule-vs-lorule/

Zelda Marathon Details (June 24-July 1) “Hyrule vs Lorule”

Team Rosters and Schedule (subject to change):  http://bit.ly/1WKJ0gK

Rules recap:  Attendees have been divided into two teams, Hyrule and Lorule. There are 14 games being played by each team.  For each run, a player starts with 5 points. Each death results in a loss of one point. If a runner beats their goal time, they will receive a bonus point. During races, the winning runner will get 3 points for their team.  At the end of the marathon, the team with the most points will be awarded the Tri-Hard Championship.

Daily points up for grabs!: There will be around 3 points per day that the chat/community will have an impact on which team gets the points. We will be running promotional contests, fan art, auctions and more to decide which teams are worthy of the points.

Buy items at the Curiosity Shop to help your team!:  When donating you will be able to purchase items from the Curiosity Shop that will impact the player.  For example, by putting “arrows” in a donation comment $30 or higher will result in an automated nerf gun firing arrows at the player. We have several other items rigged up to an Arduino board that will trigger from keywords  in donation comments. A list of items and their prices will be available during the marathon.

And more: Prizes, shirts and more will be detailed in the coming weeks.

The Zelda Marathon “Hyrule v.s Lorule” is benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

Live! Mario Marathon for St. Jude July 17-24

 
Watch live video from TheSpeedGamers on www.twitch.tv

Donate to St. Jude here! >  http://bit.ly/1L80aii

Fangamer Shirts for St. Jude! >  Phantom Panic    &   Super 3
> Fangamer will donate $10 from every sale of the Super 3 and Phantom Panic shirts from July 17-24 to St. Jude

To lighten the load on our web servers we asking that you watch from our twitch page if possible. Chat will be included there!! http://www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers

TSG’s Mario Marathon 2015 Gaming Schedule!

Friday 7/17:
6PM – 7PM Mario 1 (Phil)
7PM – 8PM Mario 2 (Toast)
8PM – 2AM Super Mario RPG (Wazuki)

Saturday 7/18:
2AM – 6AM Mario Kart 8 (Group)
6AM – 9AM Mario vs DK Wii U (Rob)
9AM – 2 PM Mario Land 1, 2, Wario Ware
2PM – 10PM Mario 64 Relay (Group)
10PM – 2AM NSMB Wii U (Ana, Squint, Toast, Space

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TSG Mario Marathon 2015 Commentary Schedule!

Friday, July 17
6:00pm – 9:00pm | Britt & JD
9:00pm – 12:00am | Chase & Calvin

Saturday, July 18
12:00am – 3:00am | Jasef & Caden & JD
3:00am – 5:00am | Britt & Shadow Skype Rust
5:00am – 7:00am | Nitram & Rinslet
7:00am – 9:00am | Bek & Stonepaw
9:00am – 12:00pm | Jaz & Squint
12:00pm – 3:00pm | Phil & Bear
3:00pm – 6:00pm | Chase & Wazuki
6:00pm – 9:00pm | Rob & Nitram
9:00pm – 12:00am | Britt & Caden
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