Last week we decided to delay our week long summer marathon “Zelda Hyrule vs Lorule 3” until Summer 2021. Our marathons rely heavily on travel and being in spaces with many people that not only include TSG members but also hotel attendees and staff. For everyone’s safety and financial situation we want to give our attendees time to cancel their flights and arrangements.
HOWEVER, it’s not all bad news! We will be doing a 72 hour Mario Marathon from July 17-20. This event will function similarly to our marathons from 2008-2010 where we will have local volunteers play and commentate as well as volunteers who will play and commentate remotely.
In addition to this event we will be hosting another marathon that begins on May 1st called “TSG Generations”. This marathon will focus more on remote play, highlighting our staff and community members. We will create a schedule in blocks based on what generation the games came out. The first generations of video games will be scheduled at the beginning of the week, progressing to the more modern games to close out the marathon. The length of the event will depend on the amount of volunteers we get. One of our goals is to relay the stream continuously for as long as we can.
The TSG Generations and the Mario Marathon will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. All of our events can be viewed on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers . Stay safe and see you all in the chat! TSG.tv
We will be hosting Zelda: Hyrule vs Lorule 3 starting on Friday July 17 at 6pm central and going for over 145 hours until Thursday July 23. You will be able to watch and chat with us live on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers as we raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are currently preparing a lot of different antics and prizes to try to push us on our quest to reach $1,000,000 raised for charity. We are currently over $850,000. In between our marathons be sure to hang out with us in our discord, discord.gg/tsg or stay up to date will all things TSG on our twitter, twitter.com/thespeedgamers . SEE YOU IN THE CHAT!!!
Our next event is our Retro Pokemon Marathon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We will be streaming for 96 hours attempting to catch all of the first 3 generations of Pokemon. Come watch and chat starting Friday December 13th at 5pm CT .
Ya’ll, oh do WE have a marathon for you! This summer (July 12-19) we will be playing through just about every Zelda known to man to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The format will be a follow up to our 2016 Summer marathon, Hyrule vs Lorule. For this event we split our group up in to two teams, Hyrule and Lorule. Through the gameplay players will be able to earn points for their team. At the end of the week, we will crown a champion to the team with the most points. You will be able to view the entire event on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers
We will be posting more details about the point system and how viewers can tilt the bout for their team. We have so much planned for this event and I cannot wait for you all to see it!! Until then, take a look back at our original Hyrule vs Lorule marathon with this retrospective done by Jasef:
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!
Our 2018 Soulsborne Marathon for Direct Relief is now LIVE! Tune in through Monday, October 15 at 6pm CT as we play through the Dark Souls and Bloodborne series for Direct Relief! We’ll be giving away prizes from Fangamer throughout the event, so you won’t want to miss out on all the fun!
Our 2018 Pokemon marathon is now in the books! We raised over $17,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this past week. Thank you for all of the support throughout the event and over our ten year history!
The rest of 2018 is jam-packed with TSG events. Very soon we will be at Camp Fangamer (July 21-22), their ten-year anniversary, too. You will be able to watch us live stream a variety of Fangamer games while raising money for charity. More details soon!
Our next marathon is “SoulsBorne” (Dark Souls+Bloodborne franchises) October 12-15 for Direct Relief. Prepare to watch us die — A LOT. We will have a good mix of goofy runs and equally bizarre commentary.
Our last marathon of 2018 will be “Nintendo All-Stars” December 14-17 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We will be picking from Nintendo’s huge catalog of games that spans several generations. You will see everything from Battletoads on the NES to Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.
Finally, we have announced our weeklong event for next year, The Legend of Zelda Marathon 2019: Hyrule vs. Lorule II. This event is planned for July 2019. This marathon will be a follow up to our successful 2016 Hyrule vs. Lorule marathon.
While you wait for our events, please join the community and hang out in our discord! Discord.gg/tsg