Fighting Gamers Raise $225,744 For Breast Cancer Research

The folks over at Evo, a video game tournament organisation dedicated to fighter games like Marvel vs. Capcom and Tekken, raised a whopping $US225,744 for breast cancer research last month.

The money came from a competition designed to decide which fighting game would win a coveted spot in Evo's annual Las Vegas tournament. The people at Evo set up multiple donation pages, each based on a different fighter like Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale or Soul Calibur V. Fans could donate money on each page, and whichever game earned the most money by the end of January would earn a spot in the tourney. The proceeds all go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Evo said.

Super Smash Bros. Melee won the spot, raising $US94,683.

Fighting Game Fans Raise over $US225,000 for Breast Cancer Research. Smash Wins! [Shoryuken]


    Smash Bros and raising money for breast cancer? This is quite seriously one of the best things ever.

      To be accurate (because this article is depressingly brief on the whole event, Skull Girls and Street Fighter 2 Turbo also were a part of the bulk of it.

      Super Smash Bros. Melee: $94,603
      Skullgirls: $78,744.97
      Street Fighter II: Turbo: $39,567

      The total was around $11,000 until the last 9 hours where it just skyrocketed with everyone trying to cram as many donations in as they could before the deadline. Was exciting to watch!

    Trust nerds to get behind a charity for bewbs :-D

    Seriously, though, this is really great.

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