Our parent company, Enthusiast Gaming, and streaming giant Twitch will be running a 12-hour charity event this weekend to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts. The Twitch Stream Aid 2020 benefit stream will host celebrities, musical guests, athletes, and gaming personalities, as well as chosen streamers. All of the proceeds from the stream will be donated to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO). If you want to join in and donate or just stay home and watch and help, turn your ad-blocker off and tune in to Twitch’s main channel on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT. The Luminosity schedule is as follows:
Call of Duty: Warzone will be played by Richard Sherman, Luminosity Gaming’s brand ambassador, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Darius Slay, and more esports players and gaming personalities.
Enthusiast Gaming Entertainment Division EG Live President Corey Mandell issued a statement on behalf of the company:
We are honored to partner with Twitch and join forces to help support the global fight against COVID-19. Now more than ever we are committed to using our entire platform to provide support and connections for our communities. Twitch Stream Aid is an opportunity to raise funds for the World Health Organization and its fight against coronavirus.
Tons of other guests have been announced for the Twitch Stream Aid 2020 event. There are far too many to elegantly list here, but luckily Twitch has its own infographic. Check the list (click for full size):
Alongside the musical performances, guests will be running gaming events, such as Fortnite and UNO. In addition to the celebrities and personalities, Twitch will also randomly select active streamers to feature during the event. If you’re on Twitch and want a chance to participate, run a stream and use the “TwitchStreamAid” tag for a shot.
Streamers can also co-stream the event, and set up a “supporting campaign” to facilitate donations from respective audiences. Folks at home watching the main stream will also be able to donate throughout the show and presumably just watching will also generate some revenue.
After the main Twitch Stream Aid 2020 event on Saturday, a week-long event will commence. Twitch will be revealing more details later, but it states there will be more fundraising opportunities for individual streamers to help encourage donations.
For more information, check out the original blog post, which also contains links to the donation page, the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and detailed instructions for co-streaming. A full schedule for all the event’s special guests will also be posted ahead of the show.