Twitch Stream Aid featured live musical performances and appearances from some well-known names.
Over the course of the 12-hour long live stream, Twitch raised over $2.7 million for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.
The stream, which occurred on 28 March, saw a multitude of musical artists, Twitch streamers, sports personalities and Esports players come together to entertain the many viewers who tuned in.
Thank you to everyone who helped #TwitchStreamAid raise $2,766,857.12 and counting for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO powered by the United Nations Foundation.
If you haven’t added your support yet, there’s still time to donate: https://t.co/AjSupCmx7K pic.twitter.com/rdHo0SBDH0
— Twitch (@Twitch) March 29, 2020
Sponsors of the stream, Procter and Gamble, started off the fundraising by donating $1 million to the cause.
Artists from around the world donated their time to put on special performances on the main Twitch channel. Some of the performances featured Steve Aoki, Lindsey Stirling, Dan Smith of Bastille, Rita Ora, and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, alongside K-Pop groups (G)I-DLE and Monsta X.
The event wasn’t limited to the main Twitch channel, as creators on the platform could also run their own campaigns to help raise more money toward to final total, either by co-streaming the main live stream or organising their own content for the stream.
Streamers including Kate Stark, George “KingGeorge’ Kassa and Gee Nelson were among the hundreds of streamers to run their own campaigns. Kate raised $5,224, George raised $7,010 and Gee raised $1,317 toward the final total.
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