Post Malone Raises Over $200,000 With ‘Gaming for Love’ Twitch Series – Billboard

Post Malone’s gaming endeavors are officially a success. The rapper’s “Gaming for Love” charity stream events on Twitch have garnered approximately $196,066 in revenue, Republic Records reported Thursday (Aug. 4).

The “Cooped Up” rapper capped off revenue from charity streams on Twitch by donating $40,000 of his own funds, for a total of more than $200,000 in money raised.

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The rapper participated in a total of four separate Apex Legends streams on the platform; the proceeds from each broadcast went to a different charity. Human Rights Watch, Project HOPE, United Way, and The Trevor Project were the charities selected to benefit from each charity broadcast. The benefit broadcast for The Trevor Project included a 60-person tournament on a private server that raised $76,026.33 in a single night. Respawn Entertainment, the creators of Apex Legends, contributed $10,000 each for the four streams, for a total of $40,000. Esports brand OpTic also donated $10,000.

Malone also doesn’t plan to stop his charitable efforts with Twitch streams: All streams are available to watch in their entirety through the rapper’s “Gaming for Love” gaming account. Each of the videos is available for viewing by fans who missed the broadcasts, and the videos have a donation button attached to each of the videos.

The 27-year-old has expressed his love for gaming in the past. During his May appearance on Hot Ones, he revealed that he can’t have music while he plays Elden Ring because it makes him uncomfortable.

“I turn the music to the maximum [in Elden Ring] because it’s crazy. It is literally like choirs, not of angels, [but] of demons And they say: ‘We’re going to fuck you’. There’s no way you’re going to live,” Malone explained. “After a fight, I’m shaking like this, so I have to walk outside and smoke and I’m like, ‘I have to decompress.'”

Check out Malone’s most recent Twitch stream below.

Source: www.billboard.com