SpeeDons: the charity video game stream raised € 615,000 for Médecins du Monde

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SpeeDons: the charity video game stream raised € 615,000 for Médecins du Monde

It happened this weekend: SpeeDons, a charity stream organized by Mister MV in the tradition of the Z-Event (from Zerator), raised nearly € 615,000 for Médecins du Monde after a 55-hour marathon . From Friday to Sunday, streamers took to the Accor Hotels Arena to encourage people to donate money for speedruns performed on 59 runs in total, knowing that the shortest was made on the game Super Mario Bros. . in 5 “18 min, while the longest ended in 5h and 20 min on the game Final Fantasy XIII. A real success of audience and donations which will continue next year for a second edition a-ton learned at the end of this event requested by Médecins du Monde, which aimed to seek young donors in the field. Jean-Baptiste Matray, director of communication and development of Médecins du Monde, spoke at microphone from Europe 1 on such an initiative:

We wanted to create a recurring annual event to meet their demand for player engagement. Going through the streamers allows us to reach young people, who are our future supporters. It is important to make them aware of our struggles.

We also learn that Mister MV hesitated a lot before accepting Doctors of the World’s offer, since he wanted to do things well since the explosion of charity streams. To distinguish himself from what is usually done, he opted for speedrun, a discipline still unknown to the general public, but spectacular enough to captivate viewers’ attention. Still, through these events, Twitch continues to increase its popularity with a new audience and therefore to establish itself as an essential platform. But that, in video games, is something that we already know …


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