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G2A raises $2,000 (USD) for Chicago children’s hospital in our first 24-hour charity stream

03.01.2020

G2A staff helped to spread some seasonal good-will over the holiday period through a 24-hour live-streaming event, in aid of an international children’s charity.

The continuous online gaming initiative, led by streaming specialist Mikey Shines, as well as other G2A colleagues, raised almost $500 (USD) thanks to the kindness of dozens of members of the public.

This public donation figure was triple-matched by G2A, who committed a further $1,530 towards children’s hospital charity Extra Life.

Extra Life will dedicate all funds raised to the Ann & Robert. H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, part of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a network of 170 medical centres that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. All gamers donations will fund critical treatments and healthcare services, paediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

During the 24-hour stream, members of the public had the chance to make the G2A streamers perform several dares and challenges, including eating the legendary Carolina Reaper pepper and applying full faces of make-up. The streamers also gave away copies of some of G2A’s most-popular games to donators, including: Sekiro: Shadows Dies Twice, Red Dead Redemption 2, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Borderlands 3.

Commenting, Dorota Wrobel, General Manager of G2A Marketplace, said: “We are delighted to be making this donation to Extra Life. We believe that gaming has the power to measurably change and improve people’s lives so this is an initiative that is close to our heart. I’m enormously proud of the G2A colleagues that participated in the stream and would like to thank all members of the public who watched and donated themselves.”

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