Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Pro Gamers Accept Macmillan’s Life-Changing Gaming Challenge - including Spamfish, Elajjaz and Skillspecs

On Saturday 6th August, 13 professional online gamers will come together in a 24-hour gaming marathon for Macmillan Cancer Support. As part of the charity’s ‘Game Changers’ fundraiser, pro gamers including Spamfish, Elajjaz and Skillspecs will game, do forfeits and complete challenges to help raise money to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. 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 Twitch HQ in London, the pro gamer event will start at 12pm on 6th August and finish at 12pm the following day. Anyone can tune in to watch via Macmillan’s Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/macmillancancer).

Throughout the gameathon, the pro gamers will be raising vital funds for people affected by cancer. Alongside the main event or at any point during the year, alone or with a team of friends, Macmillan is also asking people to get involved in the action by taking on Game Changers challenge with their own 24 hour marathons.

List of pro gamers taking part in Game Changers:

·         Elajjaz
·         Spamfish
·         Skillspecs
·         Mantrousse
·         JadeJolie
·         Stodeh
·         missellacronin
·         PureSpam
·         AOAATube
·         QueenE
·         SkiddlerRS
·         Valkia
·         Bethfreemanartist

Heather Pearl, Head of National Events at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We’re delighted that Game Changers is back for a second year and encouraging as many people as possible to get involved so that we can beat last year’s efforts. As well as asking people to tune in to Twitch on Saturday 6th August to watch their favourite pro gamers go head-to-head for 24-hours, we’re encouraging gamers to hold their own gameathon and get sponsored to do so. All money raised goes to Macmillan to help ensure that no one faces cancer alone.”

For more information on Game Changers, please visit www.gamechangers.macmillan.org.ukFollow the conversation on Twitter using @macgamechangers #macgamechangers.

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