The Runaway Guys are an online group of gaming content producers! Launched in 2011 by Chuggaaconroy, NintendoCapriSun, and Proton Jon with a series on Mario Party, the group has consistently produced informative and comedic content on their YouTube channel.
At PAX East 2012, the group established a video game trivia and challenge show that would go on to become Thrown Controllers, which has grown into a hugely popular show, appearing in the United States and Canada at several conventions.
In May of 2018, The Runaway Guys Colosseum was live streamed as a weekend long event to raise money for Direct Relief. This was followed up in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. All of them once again in benefit of Direct Relief. To date, The Runaway Guys Colosseum has raised over $1,000,000!
National and international discussions are held by Chuggaaconroy, NintendoCapriSun, and Proton Jon about the creation of a new collab channel!
The Runaway Guys YouTube channel is sneakily made, and no one was none the wiser!
The first of many parties as the channel is officially christened with a playthrough of the original Mario Party!
A challenger appears in the form of Josh Jepson, the first ever Player 4 to be featured!
The first ever invitational tournament was held at PAX West 2011, featuring Super Smash Bros. Brawl and 7 other content creators!
A new game show called Thrown Controllers is introduced at PAX Prime 2012, and has appeared at several conventions since!
The beginning of an era. Dokapon Kingdom makes its first appearance on the channel.
The real journey begins as Chuggaaconroy, NintendoCapriSun, and Proton Jon embark on the quest to save Dokapon Kingdom. This should be quick, right?
The first ever TRG Colosseum, a weekend long live charity event for Direct Relief, is a huge success and raises over $100,000!
After over four years and 144 videos totaling just over 40 hours, Dokapon Kingdom has been conquered! Hoo boy.
Breaking from the norms of conventions, the first ever Thrown Controllers Live is held in Boston, Massachusetts!
The sleek and beautiful TRG website is launched for your viewing pleasure!
10 years of puns! 10 years of being in the bathroom! 10 years of incredible misfortune! The Runaway Guys have now been around for a decade!
The $1,000,000 mark for donations towards Direct Relief has been reached! Thank you to everyone who has donated, shared, and viewed the Colosseum events!