Riot Games host Streamathon event to raise funds for COVID-19

Riot Games revealed a week-long League of Legends Streamathon event.

The Streamathon aims to raise funds to help fight COVID-19. Riot Games have announced that they will be holding a global live stream marathon to raise funds in the fight for COVID-19.

Event details

The live broadcast will be aired for three straight days showing various content from different regions of the world. The stream will also feature a cross-league tournament.

On May 29 to 31, the League of Legends community can watch the event which starts Friday at 5 PM PDT (Saturday 10 AM ACT). The event will broadcast non-stop League of Legends content by pro players and guests from across the globe.

Throughout the event, players are encouraged to donate to the live stream. All the money donated during the event will be distributed to various nonprofit companies dedicated to fighting the pandemic.

Riot Game’s Social Impact Fund team will be in charge of disseminating the money. As of today, Riot Games has donated over $4 million (over 6 million AUD) worldwide to various coronavirus relief organizations.

Streamathon schedule

The League of Legends Streamathon will feature a wide variety of in-game events. To inaugurate the event, the first match will be between 2020 OPL Champions Legacy eSports and a team made up of OPL stars.

Mid-season Cup

This year’s mid-season cup between LPL and LCK will also be part of the live streaming event. The first day of the event will feature the semifinals match while the finals will happen on Sunday, May 31.

The top teams who are competing for the cup are

  • Gen.G
  • DAMWON Gaming
  • Top eSports
  • Invictus Gaming
  • T1
  • Dragon X
  • JD Gaming
  • FunPlus Phoenix

North America and Europe events

North America and Europe players cannot play against each other because of geographical restrictions. However, both regions will be hosting their own set of matches to support the event.

The schedules for the North American and European events are as follows:

  • EU prelims – Sunday 12 AM ACT
  • EU finals – Monday 3 AM ACT
  • Pro players exhibition match – Monday 7 AM ACT

It is still uncertain who will be competing in these matches. However, fans can expect the spring champions from every region, Cloud 9 form North America and G2 eSports from Europe to make a live stream appearance.

Fans can watch the live stream at the official Twitch channel of Riot Games and through the League of Legends official Youtube channel.

Featured image courtesy of Casimiro PT/Shutterstock

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