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With the goal to bring awareness around the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and raise $1 million for humanitarian needs, over 100 streamers from all over the world have already committed to taking part in the charity campaign. All donations will directly go to Razom and Nova Ukraine nonprofits.
On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale war against the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine. According to United Nations data, during this time, hundreds of civilians died from constant shelling and bombing — it is impossible to determine the exact numbers now because the hostilities don’t stop even for a minute. 121 children died in a month. More than 3.3 million Ukrainians were forced to leave the country.
To support the people of Ukraine, Organization.GG together with WePlay Holding and Reface has launched an initiative — #StreamersWithUkraine Marathon. The 30-day charity campaign will kick off on March 24. During all this time any influencer, streamer, or company, no matter the size of the audience, may take part in the marathon and help raise $1 million for humanitarian needs in Ukraine. All raised funds will directly go to Razom and Nova Ukraine, US-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits helping Ukrainians on the ground. Organization.GG takes zero commission on these donations.
To start fundraising, the participants should sign up at the official website until April 23, when the campaign ends. After the registration, talents will be able to contribute by:
- Sharing a unique PayPal donations link on social media
- Adding donations QR codes to the live streams
- Playing games or hosting live Experiences with viewers
The viewers will also have the opportunity to play or compete against pros or streamers in CS:GO, Call of Duty or Apex Legends. Supporters will have an opportunity to play along Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski and others. All these activities will be posted on the website, including the rankings of all the donors and fundraisers.
There are no minimum requirements or time commitments to be a part of the campaign. – Jacob "Pimp" Winneche, Michael “THINND” McMahon, and others have already agreed to participate. 15+ talent agencies, including FantasyExpo, Evolved, Ader Gaming, Prodigy, AFK Creators are supporting the campaign. Additionally, pro players from top esports organizations are joining the initiative too: Wisla Krakow, Ago, and others.
“Initially Organization.GG was a platform that helped streamers grow their community by playing with their viewers. However, since the war started we could not stand aside and started looking for ways to help Ukrainians. We created a universal tool that will help any streamer or influencer contribute to this important cause. This is personal for us, since our team is Ukrainian and our country is fighting for freedom and peace in Europe. You can help too!” – states Dima Okhrimchuk, CEO at Organization.GG
“Esports cannot stand aside from what is happening in Ukraine today — war, the deaths of innocent people, thousands in need of help. #StreamersWithUkraine is an example of how leading representatives of esports can influence the situation and support those who require this help,” comments Eugene Luchianenco, head of esports at WePlay Holding.
“Reface is a buzzy app with 200M downloads, that empowers content creators to use AI/ML technologies. It was launched and has been developed in Ukraine with the best ML team since 2019. We made a choice to build a product company here and almost 200 people worked every day in Kyiv office before the war.
Now our mission is to encourage people around the world to stand with Ukraine, using all possible ways. That’s why we are excited to collaborate with esport industry, as believe the immersive experience gains more effect, and creative decisions help our country to fight against Russia,” says Anton Volovyk, COO at Reface.
Source: WePlay Holding Press Office
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Source: WePlay Holding Press Office
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