SpeedRunners and YouTube Gaming Personalities Raise $20K for Cancer Research
Together with popular YouTube personalities like Markiplier, PewDiePie and JesseCox, tinyBuild helped raise $20,000 for cancer research.
More than $20,000 was raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation through a SpeedRunners tournament where tinyBuild Games partnered with video game personalities Markiplier, PewDiePie, Peanut Butter Gamer, Strippin, Uber Haxor Nova, Cinnamon Toast Ken, Jesse Cox and Dodger. SpeedRunners is an action-oriented multiplayer game. During this tournament, tinyBuild Games created two DLC packs that players could buy for SpeedRunners. Each pack had four characters, one pack had Markiplier, Peanut Butter Gamer, Uber Haxor Nova and Jesse Cox and the other pack had PewDiePie, Strippin, Cinnamon Toast Ken and Dodger.
Each YouTuber contributed by posting a video of themselves playing as themselves (of course) and rallying all of their fans to help support the fundraiser. This not only helped promote the cause, but also 500,000 SpeedRunners matches were played during the tournament. $17,000 was earned for charity from proceeds of the DLC packs. These proceeds were combined with $3,000 added in by tinyBuild Games to make it an even $20,000 which was all donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
To find out more about the tournament and DLC packs, you can checkout tinyBuild Games' blog. Make sure you keep an eye out for SpeedRunners when it hits the Xbox One in 2015.