Twitch To Host Stream Aid to Raise Donations for Coronavirus Efforts

On Saturday, March 27, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Twitch is bringing the esports community together to play games and support a good cause. Twitch Stream Aid – a 12-hour charity stream benefitting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO powered by the United Nations Foundation – will feature some of the biggest names in gaming, music, and sports with special guests and lots of feel good moments for the greater good.

Twitch Stream Aid kicks off  at 12:00 p.m. on twitch.tv/twitch. Throughout the day,  competitions that will be featured are Fortnite and UNO, with talent such as Drew Taggart from The Chainsmokers, Lost Kings, Joe Jonas, and more who will be playing games throughout the show as part of our Twitch Rivals program. Fans will also see musical performances from Ellie Goulding, Diplo, Cole Swindell, LAUV, Charlie Puth, Krewella, Die Antwoord, Jordin Sparks, and more during breaks in the action. Plus, favorite athletes will stop by, including Lando Norris, Aly Raisman, Greg Norman, and Richard Sherman with Darius Slay live on Twitch. Lastly, throughout the show, Twitch will be combing the feed to feature streamers who are live on Saturday and pull them into the broadcast. For a chance to be featured during Twitch Stream Aid, go live on March 28 and tag your stream with the “TwitchStreamAid” tag.

For viewers wanting to get involved on the charitable effort, Twitch Stream Aid will display options to give throughout the show. Streamers can also rally their community to support the cause by creating a “Supporting campaign” on Twitch’s Donation page to during their stream. Many talented and generous individuals have already donated their time and money to this cause, and Twitch is grateful for all of their support. Twitch Stream Aid will also be available to co-stream on your channel.

All proceeds and donations made during Twitch Stream Aid will be donated to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO powered by the United Nations Foundation, which supports the incredible work of the World Health Organization. And Saturday is just the start. This event will kick off a week’s worth of fundraising opportunities on Twitch where the community can continue to host their own streams and raise money for this cause.

For more information on Twitch Stream Aid, visit https://streamaid.twitch.tv.