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!!!
To join in on the chat, go to our twitch page, twitch.tv/thespeedgamers
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.
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!
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
For full marathon details, check out our blog post! : http://blog.tsg.tv/2016/11/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.