The Race To Prestige has drawn to a close, and Team SCUF has been celebrating all week with a look back at the Races of the past.
If The Race To Prestige had become a hit with viewers by 2014, nothing would compare to the attention it garnered in 2015. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 had just released, and gamers the world over salivated with the anticipation of more boots-on-the-ground action. And with the new installment came a new team,: the aptly named “TheRace2015”. And while the team was made up of more than a few familiar faces (TmarTn, iiJERiiCHOii, Hutch, VernNotice, and GoldGlove), there was definitely a new atmosphere to the Race. Production values were a little higher, and the word had spread further than it ever had before, but that didn’t mean that the gents of “TheRace2015” were about to rest on their laurels.
Throughout the usual mayhem and excitement, it became quickly clear that something was different with this race. As the amount of donations grew and grew, “TheRace2015” could clearly see that they were on the way to an especially huge win for the Call of Duty Endowment, whether they completed the Prestige challenge or not….
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Ultimately, the 2015 Race to Prestige would bring in over $450,000 in donations: a colossal amount that dwarfed every year up to that point.
Now, with the torch passed to OpTic Gaming, the questions remain: will The Race To Prestige be able to amass the same blistering viewership and sense of charity? Team SCUF is feeling confident. Because there’s only one thing better than playing a bunch of games with your friends: doing it for a good cause.