Date: Saturday, Oct 31, 2015
Time: 12PM to 12AM EST USA Time
Where: Twitch TV (embedded link in spoiler]
As a lot of us know, @shatterstar aka Shatta had been battling with stage 4 colon and liver cancer for a little over a year. Recently, it was confirmed that the cancer had gone into remission, and we are all very happy. Congratulations once again to Shatta!!!
The purpose of this event is two-fold. First and foremost, this is to celebrate Shatta’s recovery from the terrible disease. He’s fought a long, hard battle and he has won. Now is his time to celebrate and enjoy, and what better way than with his SRK brethren? The second reason is to raise money to help Shatta pay his medical bills. Not all procedures and medicine for cancer is covered by insurance. As such, he has racked up a huge medical debt that he has to pay off. Shatta is also a graphic tee designer (Negro Install, anyone?), and has worked on some nice shirts to support the fight against cancer. Please buy some of his shirts to simultaneously support the fight against cancer, and to help Shatta soften the blow of his mountainous medical bills. I will be bringing peoples’ attention to his shirts during the stream. In addition to t-shirt purchases, another way we can help Shatta is to donate money to his crowdrise page. Any amount helps, and is much appreciated. As with the shirts, I will also be bring peoples’ attention to his crowdrise page. Below is the link to his crowdrise page:
In the spoiler are images of his T-shirt designs:
Some portion of your donations/purchases will also go to Hope4YAWC and Sysfund. Both organizations have helped Shatta in the past with some of his hospital bills and gift cards, so let’s help repay the favor! The goal is $10,000 and we’re sitting at $2,186. Let’s get that number up, ladies and gentlemen!
As for the contents of the stream, originally, we had decided to run play-throughs of Shatta’s favorite Metal Gear Solid games. We’re still doing that, but we’re also adding an online Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament to the line-up. Anyone who donates $15 minimum or purchases a T-shirt is allowed to enter the tournament. Just make your donation/purchase (contact Shatterstar to let him know you want to purchase a shirt) and screencap the confirmation page. Send the image as an attachment with your username to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the donation has been verified, you’ll be added to the sign-up list. If you’re interested in playing in the tournament, please be timely with your donations. There is a cut off time–after the cut off time I will not accept any more entries. The brackets will be created immediately after the cutoff time. Depending on amount of entrants and time constraints, the tournament will either be 2/3 double elimination, or 2/3 single elimination.
For the Metal Gear Solid games, I will be streaming both Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear Rising. I will be streaming in speed run fashion (No timers), on the hardest difficulty available on start-up. I’ll give myself a set amount of time per game to beat it. If I don’t make the time, it’s a fail for me and I switch to the next game. Depending on entrant amount for the USF4 tournament, I may stretch or shrink the allotted time to beat the games.
I will also be giving away items in a random drawing to people who donate $30 minimum ($50 minimum for one of them). These are some of the items:
Full list of items are:
The TE stick and the Metal Gear Rising book are my own personal items that I am giving away as part of this fundraiser for Shatta. The stick has only been used once, and the artbook is slightly bent (happened during moving), but nothing major. Everything else is unused and brand new.
All donations (remember, screencap and send the image attachment by email with your username) are automatically entered for the drawing as long as they meet the donation amount requirements. I will call out winners periodically during the stream, and will contact them for delivery information. I will handle all shipping fees.
We’re SRK. One thing we’re really good at is taking care of our own. Shatta needs us. Let’s make this event a good one, guys.