Posted on February 03, 2014 by Ben Wu
Well, to say the 24 hour stream was a success would be an understatement. Initial chat issues and a me being truly “out of it” in the last few hours aside things went very very well!
After we had some time to sum up all the donations the total comes to a whopping $5146.08. And yes, that means even our 4th Tier (which we had to add after 10 hours because we never anticipated this much support) was reached! We will be permanently listing every single one who donated, and we will start contacting people on Twitch in order to get information about which t-shirt you would like & your shipping info! The coaching sessions will start getting scheduled right after that.
An unbelievable $1000 donation from the users Theswagmiral and elliotDota puts them in a tied first place for the top donator spot! And being the good sports they are, there wasn’t any “0.51 cent” last minute donation, no these two amazing donators will be sharing in the glory & priviliges that come with it.
– They are the first founders of the MerliniDota Institute of Destruction (coming 2014)!
Of course we never thought a donation as large as this would come in, so we’ll be getting in touch with them personally to see if weekends away or romantic dinners are also of interest to them!
The communal donation tiers that were reached means the following will be happening:
Tier 1 ($750)
Tier 2 ($1500)
Tier 3 ($2000)
Tier 4 ($5000)
To each & every one of you
Thank you. Whether you’re a viewer, a subscriber, a donator, whether you have been with us since the start or yesterday was your first time: thank you. We hope to see you all at the future streams & viewer events.
A massive shoutout to everyone who helped out with the organization of the event, the moderators who did a phenomenal job of answering questions, getting the games organized and helping make sure that donators got their voting links; you all gave up a huge chunk of your time for this and we could not have done it without you. And of course a special mention to RMP for literally spoonfeeding me so I wouldn’t starve!
We’ll promise you one thing; there will be much more to follow. And most definitely another round of the famous 2013 Merlini Drinking Game!
Now I’ve got to go try on this police costume, see you at the next stream!
Ben “Merlini” Wu