Pro Gamers Partner to Support Charity Event

Pro Gamers Partner to Support Charity Event

Gamers Outreach Foundation have have teamed up with pro eSports players to raise money for charity in their 6th annual Gamers for Giving event.

Over the course of the two day event, at Eastern Michigan University, pros and gamers alike will participate in a LAN event and stream the festivities on Twitch, also one of the event's main sponsors, in order to raise money for charity.

Support from professional gamers and other community figures is huge. They'll be present for stream activities and will compete in Call of Duty: Ghosts, League of Legends, StarCraft 2, Halo 4, and Killer Instinct. Announced pros include Dave “Walshy” Walsh, Alex “GoldenBoy” Mendez, Mike “Hastr0” Rufail, Michael “StrongSide” Cavanaugh, Bonnie “Xena” Burton, Frank “u4ix” Bowen, Alex “Axeltoss” Rodriguez, Shaun “FourCourtJester” Delaney, and Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky.

GOF is looking to raise $20,000 for charity and is already more than halfway to their goal, despite still being a week out from the event. This year, the money raised will be used to build portable videogame kiosks for Games Outreach Karts to use in Children's Hospitals where patients have limited access to videogame equipment. In addition, they will also build videogame care packages to send to troops serving overseas.

If you would like to tune into the event on Feb. 8th and 9th or receive more information, be sure to check out twitch.tv/GamersOutreach or GamersOutreach.org.

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