Last Saturday, 3rd August, Quintech’s Mike Philpott and two friends, John Millar & Dan Koulikourdis, successfully completed a 24 hour gaming challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Having all experienced losing either friends or family to cancer, Mike, John and Dan wanted to raise money for a charity that meant a lot to them. All being big gaming fans, they decided to do this by taking part in Macmillan’s Game Heroes 2019.
What might have at first seemed like a fairly comfortable challenge proved otherwise.
The challenge started at 9am, live streaming on an app called Mixer. They played a variety of games including Smite, Call of Duty, Gears of War, Sea of Thieves and Dead By Daylight.
Fuelled by ready meals, coffee and energy drinks, things were going well enough to allow themselves a celebratory beer at 9pm (half way point).
The gaming continued until midnight when the challenge began to take its toll and the team started to grow tired. Mike:
Up until midnight, it was fine. But after that it got really tough, the delirium set in and we were talking absolute rubbish!
More energy drinks and coffee helped them through to the early hours of the morning. They were also encouraged by a small group of supporters watching the live stream, including a couple of fellow gamers who they didn’t know and joined in.
They finally finished at 9am and to date have raised £590. There is still time to donate if you would like to help Mike, John and Dan raise more money https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gloucestersglorygames