The folks over at Evo, a video game tournament organization dedicated to fighting-games like Marvel vs. Capcom and Tekken, raised a whopping $225,744 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 $94,683. Skullgirls came in second with $78,760, and Street Fighter II Super Turbo raised $39,567 for the cancer-fighting fund.
Fighting Game Fans Raise over $225,000 for Breast Cancer Research. Smash Wins! [Shoryuken]