Twitch Raises Money For Australian Cancer Charity

Australian Charities Would Befit Hugely If People Left Bequests

Recently Sony got together with live streaming platform Twitch to stream a whopping 30 hours of gaming to support an Australian charity. The Gaming4Life stream gave gamers the opportunity to come together in support for the youth cancer program You Can. Streamers took part in over 30 hours of gameplay, challenges, as well as live music performances which was all broadcast free of charge on Twitch.tv.

Twitch users are a generous bunch

Twitch, which was acquired by Amazon in 2014 has been growing exponentially since it launched six years ago in Australia. The gaming stream site attracts a massive 1.3 million unique visitors every month. Twitch’s audience is generous as well. Last year charitable donations made via the platform, totalled a huge US$25.3 million. Lewis Mitchell of Twitch Australia says fans of the site’s generosity can be attributed to the platform’s continuing dedication building a destination where fans feel comfortable.

Previously hosted bizarre events

Previously Twitch has served as host to a number of events which can only be described as bizarre. The platform hosted ‘Twitch Play Pokemon’. The event allowed viewers to use Twitch’s chat function to share control over the classic Gameboy title. The event was a huge success and resulted in a number of memes and off-platform community involvement with no involvement from the company Gaming4Life was as big a success as Twitch Play Pokeman as a result of the community.

 “When [Twitch] get involved in things, it’s really just a push in the right direction, or making sure that people are booked in to the right times, the rest is up to them”. said Mr Mitchell

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