On Saturday 20th May, more than 15 Twitch streamers will come together for a 24-hour gaming marathon for Macmillan Cancer Support. As part of the ‘Macmillan Game Heroes’ campaign, streamers including Ltzonda, Stodeh and AOAAGold will take part in an array of gaming activities to raise vital money for people affected by cancer.
All the action will be live broadcast on video streaming platform Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers.
Taking place at Twitch HQ in London, the event is designed around the theme ‘taking it for the team’. Starting at 12pm on 20th May and finishing at 12pm the following day, the streamers will be divided into teams and will compete against each other in games, challenges and forfeits. Points will be awarded for wins, bravery and donations. Anyone can tune in to Macmillan’s Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/macmillancancer
) to watch the event
Pro streamers taking part in Macmillan Game Heroes challenge include:
- Members of AOAAGold
Macmillan is also asking gamers at home to be a Game Hero and get involved in the action, either alongside the event or at a time of their choice, by taking on their own gaming marathon. Gamers can choose whether they want to go at it alone or as part of a team, as well as the timings, the games and whether it is streamed or not – anything goes. By getting sponsored for their marathon all gamers will be doing something heroic for people affected by cancer.
Heather Pearl, Head of National Events at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Our fundraising gaming challenge is back for 2017 and we’re encouraging as many people to get involved as possible, to help make this year bigger than ever before. With a brand new look and feel, the new name “Macmillan Game Heroes” reflects how we feel about each and every person getting involved.
“We’re encouraging gamers at home to hold their own gaming marathon and get sponsored to do so, as well as asking people to tune in to Twitch on Saturday 20th May to watch their favourite professional streamers go head-to-head for 24-hours. All money raised will help Macmillan continue to provide emotional, financial, medical and practical support to people affected by cancer.”
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