THIS FUNDRAISER IS CLOSED AND YOU GUYS ROCK!
Holy shit. First off, you guys rock. I
can't believe we collected so much in just a matter of days! Needless to
say Sheever will be attending TI3! And it's all thanks to you. Whether
you donated 1 euro or 100, you are awesome. Because we even exceeded our
initial goal I am pleased to announce that any leftover cash will be
put to good use by investing in a video camera, for better videos for us
folks back home.
Wow, I'm still kind of reeling. I've just been
sitting at work watching the amount rise in growing amazement. It feels
awesome that the whole community sort of banded together to make this
possible, and I would really like to thank all those who helped spread
the word, and of course everyone who donated. It was heartwarming
reading the messages provided by some of you guys, and I just can't
thank you enough.
I want to wish everyone an amazing TI3, I know
many of us wish we could go, I know I do. That's why I'm going to live vicariously through Sheever, and I hope you guys and girls will too.
If you're reading this then you must be familiar with Sheever, and are probably a Dota 2 fan. You will most likely also know that come August The International Dota 2 Championships
are taking place in Seattle, and that Sheever would love nothing more than to be able to attend.
Since Sheever is unable to fund this trip herself, some members of the community came to me (Sheever's sister, Ri aka Tigrish, hi!) and asked if we might start a fundraiser to get Sheever to TI3. As I considered this an excellent idea, we initially set up a Paypal account and asked people to donate. However, the whole thing seemed kind of shady what with so little information provided, and it proved difficult to assure people the Paypal account is in fact in my name. We all know how this community despises shady fundraisers, so I came up with this page instead. This way everyone can be sure the fundraiser is legit, as Sheever and I are the only ones with access to the sheevergaming cms, and an added benefit is that I can now take my sweet time explaining what's up.
So here goes:Why should Sheever attend TI3?
If you are an avid follower of all things Sheever, you will know that Sheever is one of the most dedicated people around this community. She works tremendously hard not only by casting pretty much anything she can get her hands on, (sometimes up to 12 hours a day) but also keeping her match schedule up to date along with the spoiler-free VOD section. I seriously wonder sometimes how she keeps up with everything, but the only reason I can provide is that she loves anything and everything to do with Dota 2. Personally I feel she deserves to go simply because of the effort she puts in day after day, but naturally, if the community is going to help her attend TI3, the community will reap the rewards. This is why, should Sheever be attending TI3, she will provide us with not only Vlogs, but also videos made around the venue and anything she might deem interesting to the audience back home.How much money do we want to raise?
Sheever would need roughly 1850 Euros to be able to go. This would include the plane ticket, accommodations, and food for the duration of her stay. This estimate is based on a 1300 Euro flight, 300 Euro accomodation, 100 Euro transportation and 150 Euro food. What if we can't raise the funds needed?
If Sheever is unable to attend TI3, all donations will be refunded. This doesn't mean that if we fall short of the 1850 Euro goal, the fundraiser has failed and all donations will be refunded. If we manage to raise, let's say 1400 Euro, maybe Sheever can still attend--she would just have to stay in a cheaper hotel and live off of ramen noodles. At the end of the fundraiser, we'll have to look at how much we've raised, evaluate our options, and if we don't see how to make the budget work, you'll all get your money back.How can we donate?
You can donate by clicking here
and proceed as if you just clicked a donate button (believe me I tried to make one but this page somehow does not support HTML). The fundraiser will last roughly 5 days. Remember that even a small donation can make all the difference. For example if Sheever has 2k viewers and everyone donates just 1 Euro she would already be able to go! On the other hand, no one is forcing you to do anything. If I haven't convinced you to donate yet, I hope you keep tuning in so we can prove to you that our content is worthy of your support.How can we keep track of donations?
I will keep this page updated with the amount of money raised. At the end of the fundraising period I will also announce on this page whether or not Sheever will be going and thus whether or not you will receive a refund.
€2009 out of €1850
Rianne "Tigrish" van der Heijden