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Zeldathon charity event to raise money for Direct Relief

Zelda playthrough events have raised $1.7m since 2009, next is scheduled for December 27

At 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 27th, the Zeldathon Team will begin Zeldathon Mission, a six day gaming marathon raising money for non-profit organization Direct Relief.

The Zeldathon Team, founded in 2009, plays the entirety of The Legend of Zelda video game series on a live broadcast. The game footage, alongside a camera feed of the team, is streamed on Twitch, the leading social video platform and community for gamers, as well as a sponsor of Zeldathon. During the broadcast the gamers will ask their audience, which frequently is in excess of 5,000 viewers, to donate to Direct Relief, a disaster relief charity.

In the past, Zeldathon events have raised in excess of $375,000 during a single marathon. To help encourage these donations, the team will offer musical performances, sketch comedy, costume shows, prize giveaways, and more - incentives that have cemented Zeldathon as one of the biggest and most unique gaming marathons for charity.

For Zeldathon Mission, the Team is introducing "Missions" where the audience will have a set amount of time to achieve a goal. If the viewers are successful, they can unlock rewards such as behind the scenes videos, phone wallpaper downloads, and additional prize giveaways.

For more information, press assets, or to tune into the event, visit https://zeldathon.net.

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