ABOUT

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 May of 2019 and in April of 2020, both once again in benefit of Direct Relief. To date, The Runaway Guys Colosseum has raised over $500,000!

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TIMELINE

October 2010

  • National and international discussions are held by Chuggaaconroy, NintendoCapriSun, and Proton Jon about the creation of a new collab channel!

December 2010

  • The Runaway Guys YouTube channel is sneakily made, and no one was none the wiser!

February 2011

  • The first of many parties as the channel is officially christened with a playthrough of the original Mario Party!

 

April 2011

  • A challenger appears in the form of Josh Jepson, the first ever Player 4 to be featured!

 

September 2011

  • The first ever invitational tournament was held at PAX West 2011, featuring Super Smash Bros. Brawl and 7 other content creators!

 

April 2012

  • A new game show called Thrown Controllers is introduced at PAX Prime 2012, and has appeared at several conventions since!

 

October 2013

  • The beginning of an era. Dokapon Kingdom makes its first appearance on the channel.

 

March 2014

  • The real journey begins as Chuggaaconroy, NintendoCapriSun, and Proton Jon embark on the quest to save Dokapon Kingdom. This should be quick, right?

 

May 2018

  • 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.

 

April 2019

  • Breaking from the norms of conventions, the first ever Thrown Controllers Live is held in Boston, Massachusetts!


June 2020

  • The sleek and beautiful TRG website is launched for your viewing pleasure!

 

February 2021

  • 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!