Train2Game News Macmillan Game Heroes

This September as part of the ‘Macmillan Game Heroes’ campaign, two teams of professional streamers will be attempting to raise the largest amount of money for people living with cancer by spreading the word amongst their followers and the gaming community.

On Thursday 4th October, the two teams made up of streamers including Valkia, B0aty and Two Angry Gamers will come face to face to battle it out in a gaming showdown, competing against each other in a whole host of games, challenges and forfeits.

All the action will be live broadcast on video streaming platform Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers.

Taking place at JustGiving HQ in London, starting at 12pm on 4th October and finishing at 8pm, the streamers will be divided into teams and will compete against each other in games, challenges and forfeits. Points will be awarded for wins, bravery and donations. Anyone can tune in to Macmillan’s Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/macmillancancer) to watch the event.

Viewers of the live stream will be asked to donate to their favourite team to help them win, or complete their own 24-hour gaming challenge at home on their own or with friends in an attempt to ‘Beat the boss’.

Pro streamers taking part in Macmillan Game Heroes challenge include:

  • Vaalkia
  • B0aty
  • TwoAngryGamers
  • AngrySausage
  • ArtyFakes
  • Frozenbawz

Macmillan is also asking gamers at home to be a Game Hero and get involved in the action at a time of their choice, by taking on their own gaming marathon.

Gamers can choose whether they want to go at it alone or as part of a team, as well as the timings, the games and whether it is streamed or not – anything goes. By getting sponsored for their marathon all gamers will be doing something heroic for people living with cancer.

Heather Pearl, Head of National Events at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Our fundraising gaming challenge is back for 2018 and we’re encouraging as many people to get involved as possible, to help make this year bigger than ever before.

“We’re encouraging gamers at home to hold their own gaming marathon and get sponsored to do so, as well as asking people to tune in to Twitch on Thursday 4th October to watch their favourite professional streamers go head-to-head. All money raised will help Macmillan continue to provide emotional, financial, medical and practical support to people with cancer.”

For more information on Macmillan Game Heroes, please visit https://gameheroes.macmillan.org.uk/

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