Frost Fatales, a charity video game tournament featuring female cyberathletes, kicks off this Sunday. The goal of the players: to get from the beginning to the end of a game as quickly as possible, a practice also called video sprint (speed run).
The competition, organized by Frame Fatalesthe women’s division of Games Done Quick, promises 12 hours of action a day until March 5. As in previous years, the tournament will be broadcast live on the platform Twitch.
Video game enthusiasts will therefore be able to see their favorite stars use all possible stratagems to quickly complete many classic games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) or even Super Mario World (1990).
Newer games like NieR: Automata (2017) and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2014), are also scheduled.
Throughout the event, Internet users are invited to make donations to the Malala Funda charitable organization whose mission is to facilitate access to education for women around the world.
The summer version of the tournament, the Fatal Flamesgenerated nearly US$130,000 (C$165,000) in donations, a sum the organization hopes to surpass this year.