Gamers Raise Over $225,000 for Breast Cancer

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Feb 01, 2013 04:00 PM EST
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The Evolution Champion Series recently held a donation drive in order to determine the eighth game for the upcoming competition. Essentially, whichever game's community raised the most amount of money would earn a spot in the competition. But the real crux of the story is that every dollar raised went to Breast Cancer research.

There was a fair amount of range in the games part of the drive effort, from past competitors like Guilty Gear, to indie hits like Skullgirls. Even unreleased titles like Injustice: Gods Among Us were also part of the lineup.

In the end, Super Smash Bros. Melee won the spot, raising just shy of $95,000. But with all the games combined, a total of $225,744 was raised overall. The full breakdown that each game raised can be seen below.

Super Smash Bros. Melee - $94683
Skullgirls - $78760
Street Fighter II Super Turbo - $39567
MLP: Fighting is Magic - $5280
Dead or Alive 5 - $1900
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R - $1225
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale - $1000
Melty Blood Actress Again Current - $683
Divekick - $650
Virtua Fighter 5 - $605
Soul Calibur V - $407
Blazblue - $265
Capcom vs. SNK 2 - $260
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - $170
Darkstalkers 3 - $131
SFIII Third Strike, Online Edition - $81
Injustice - $77

In this day and age, when video games and the people who play them are once again under attack by politicans and popular media alike, it's nice to see games and gamers doing their part, not only to help dispel naysayers, but just to do a good thing overall.

For any other gamers out there who would like to donate, below are just a few video game themed charities.

- http://www.extra-life.org/
- http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
- http://www.gamesaid.org/
- http://www.donategames.org/
- http://www.esafoundation.org/
- http://www.gamersforhumanity.org/
- http://gamersoutreach.org/

If there's any more you'd like to share with the readers, mention it/them in the comments below. 

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