Streaming League of Legends for 13 hours nonstop was enough for Siv HD, a League of Legends player mostly known for his unorthodox gaming methods, to raise a whopping $106,000 for starving children.
Competitive gaming has seen fund raisers before -- you may remember Athene's $US1 million attempt. But to achieve a goal this big in only a few hours shows how big and generous the LoL community is.
Siv started by donating $US100 and left the rest up to his viewers on Twitch. His goal was an ambitious $US50,000, raising that sum after just 10 hours. Donations were still coming in, so he decided to raise the goal to $US77,000 and continue streaming. He reached that too. Siv then set the goal at $US100,000 and said he would keep streaming until he reached that goal or until he could not stay awake any longer. By the time he finally signed off to go and sleep, the donations had reached $US106,000 after a total of a little over 12 hours of streaming.
Siv HD Massive Charity Event [Twitch -- Thanks Michael Haslinger!]