And here you thought your mom was right telling you playing games will never do anything good for anyone. To prove her wrong, Siv HD, a popular League of Legends streamer, managed to raise a whopping $107,000 in just one marathon gaming session.
Initially he put up $100 himself and pledged to keep gaming until he reached a $50,000 threshold, but when that blew by that in the first 10 hours, he kept upping the anti, saying he would quit only when sleep took him.
After a total of 12 hours of streaming, Siv managed to make it past the $100,000 mark and called it a night, saying he needed to rest. Understandably too, there's only so much berating you can take from toxic teammates before any League of Legends player calls it a night.
In total, $106,921 was received, from 7648 donators, with several individuals donating thousands of dollars each. The top donator however looks like a clever plug for G2A.com, a website selling digital game downloads. They did however donate almost $7,000, so it's a fair shout.
This is all part of the Gaming For Good campaign, which is all about raising money for charity by playing games - something we can all get behind. To date, it's raised over $6.4 million and is very close to its final threshold. If you see one of your favourite streamers doing some charity gaming in the next few days, give them a few bucks, it all goes to Save the Children.