(Update) LIVE 12-hour charity event this weekend! Enthusiast Gaming joins forces with Twitch this Saturday for COVID-19 Relief Funding


Marathon stream to take place tomorrow

[Update: Over the weekend, Stream Aid successfully raised a staggering $ 2,766,857.12 for the United Nations’ COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Congratulations to all hosts, streamers, special guests, organisers and, of course, donators for coming together to benefit this important cause.]

This weekend, Twitch will be teaming with popular streamers, entertainers, and publishing platforms to host “Stream Aid 2020“, a marathon charity event being held to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.

Stream Aid 2020 goes live tomorrow, March 28, at 09:00 PT / 12:00 ET / 17:00 BST and will feature 12 straight hours of gaming tournaments, celebrity appearances, and musical performances. Names listed to appear include stars such as AJ Mitchell, Jordin Sparks, Die Antwoord, Garth Brooks, Diplo, Brandy Clark, and Barry Gibb.

Destructoid’s parent company, Enthusiast Gaming, has partnered with Twitch to promote the fundraiser, and will be bringing along Super Bowl Champion and brand ambassador Richard Sherman of the San Francisco 49ers, who will join the Philadelphia Eagles’ Darius Slay for some Call of Duty: Warzone action. Speaking of CoD, pro-team The Seattle Surge will also be in attendance. The Luminosity schedule is as follows:

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.

All proceeds raised by Stream Aid viewers will be donated to the United Nations’ COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. If you’re a streamer yourself, then you can help out be running a parallel co-stream, offering a supporting campaign to your respective audience. Twitch will also be spotlighting random streamers who share the #TwitchStreamAid hashtag on their channel.

To check out the event’s current schedule, along with a full list of celebrity appearances, visit the official Stream Aid 2020 website. Stream Aid 2020 will kick off a week-long series of COVID-19 benefit events, with Twitch expected to release further details soon.

Stream Aid 2020 goes live tomorrow, March 28, on Twitch.