AUSTRALIAN STREAMER RAISED MORE THAN $200,000 FOR WILDFIRE VICTIMS
It’s that time of year in Australia, so The Click Crew, a content creator group, ran a 36-hour charity stream for three organizations fighting fires in Australia. In total, they raised more than $200,000 with notable donations of up to $700.
The low-down: The wildfire crisis in Australia has been happening since September and has since burned more than 16 million acres across six Australian states. The casualties reported number in the hundreds of millions for animals and 24 human deaths. The money raised during the stream went to NSW Rural Fire service, the Australian Red Cross, and Wires.
FANS CALL FOR OVERWATCH SKINS IN SUPPORT OF WILDFIRE EFFORTS
A fan idea was recently posted that has since gotten significant feedback. They proposed a new firefighter look for two charity skins, Roadhog and Junkrat. The post has since gotten significant support from users with fans theorizing on the skin appearance while others pledged efforts toward any such cause.
Thought of charity: Holding a charitable promotion isn’t unlike Blizzard as they’ve done such in the past. Blizzard launched a pink mercy initiative during which the company raised more than $12.7 million.
REASONS WHY MONTECRISTO WON’T BE RETURNING TO OWL
Well-known casters Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles, Erik “DoA” Lonnquist, and Chris Puckett all recently announced their departures. This comes on the heels of losing founding league commissioner Nate Nanzer to Epic games. Mykle’s departure after two seasons in OWL has raised some concerns regarding the future direction of the league. Considering this caster’s extensive experience and his growing popularity on social media, it’s easy to see why his departure was brought up so much.
According to Mykles in an interview with the Washington Post, “There wasn’t a really good, unified vision behind the aesthetic and the tone of the Overwatch League, especially when Nate left”. Since this time, Mykles felt that the differences in vision had become too difficult to overlook.