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Twitch Streamers Have Raised More Than $75 Million for Charity

Despite some negative publicity and some bad apples, gamers are really good-hearted folks. Case in point, Twitch has announced that its community has raised more than $75 million for various charities since the popular streaming service launched in 2011.

Various charity streams on Twitch raised more than $25 million last year, while more than $9 million has been raised so far this year, the company said in a blog post. Here are some of the bigger events:

  • Games Done Quick has provided some of the biggest numbers. The winter event, Awesome Games Done Quick, raised $2.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The Summer Games Done Quick event brought in $1.8 million for Doctors Without Borders.
  • GuardianCon raised more than $1.2 million for St. Jude Children's Hospital, more than doubling the amount it raised last year.
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds brought in $220,000 for Gamers' Outreach in its inaugural event, making it the largest new charity drive for twitch so far this year.
  • A Gamers for Orcas marathon raised $100,000 for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation group.

Twitch maintains an active Charity Twitter account, and even has a desktop charity server for those that want to keep up with the events and possibly donate down the road.

And while the Twitch numbers are wonderful, don't forget other charities helping others, such as Extra Life and Ablegamers.

Congrats to the awesome people helping others. 

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