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!
Through all of the technical issues, internet issues, and PayPal outages, over $6,500 was raised for ACT Today! during our Mario Marathon. We had a lot of fun playing through the Mario franchise and celebrating the holidays with the TSG Community.
We are now just a few months away from our ten year anniversary, and we will be celebrating it by doing a 96-Hour Marathon of The Legend of Zelda franchise. Just like how we started in 2008, we will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We look forward to seeing you in the chat March 9-13 at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers!
Check out the marathon trailer above, and stay tuned for some surprises as we approach the anniversary!
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!
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
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!
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 🙂