BALTIMORE, MD–The Noobist was proud to participate in a 24-hour live stream charity event in support of Extra Life 2014 last weekend. The team’s goal was to raise $500 for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where numerous children are treated each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Ultimately, the team exceeded its goal, raising a total of $765 for kids.
The team streamed a number of games throughout the event on multiple Twitch channels, including DayZ, FireFall, Guild Wars 2, Planetside 2, Saints Row IV, and World of Warcraft.
Syiler, Noobist.TV’s senior media manager, was the weekend’s top fundraiser, raising $555 toward the total. He streamed World of Warcraft for 36-hours straight, leveling a rogue from 1 to 90 throughout the course of the stream.
During one of the more amusing segments, The Noobist staff writer Adam Straughan hosted a hysterical DayZ playthrough. Two excerpts from his stream are highlighted below.
Extra Life is a gaming industry-sponsored charity organization established in 2008 that mobilizes tens of thousands of gamers every year for fund raising marathons. These tax-deductable contributions benefit over 170 different hospitals in the CMN. Since its launch seven years ago, Extra Life participants have raised over $8 million, including over $4 million raised in 2013, alone. Although the live stream event has concluded, there is still time to contribute to this noble cause. Visit The Noobist Team page, select a team member from the roster, and support their donation goal. All proceeds go directly to kids in need.
Thank you to everyone who supported The Noobist during this rewarding event! We are looking forward to similar charitable endeavors in the future.