FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today introduced HyperX Charity Stream (twitch.com/hyperx) in collaboration with eBay and Gamers Outreach. The charity stream includes popular streamers competing in head-to-head matchups to raise money to benefit children in hospitals. The five-hour stream will begin on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. with participating streamers pairing up and competing in a variety of games and challenges, including Minecraft, League of Legends and Overcooked 2.
“We are excited to partner with eBay and Gamers Outreach to bring together talented streamers for a charitable afternoon of gaming,” said Stephanie Winkler, strategic marketing manager, HyperX. “It is our goal to help raise funds to support gaming kiosks in hospitals for children, bringing them happiness as they cope with long-term medical treatments.”
Held in Los Angeles and broadcast globally on twitch.com/hyperx, the event will include eBay for Charity auctions of exclusive gaming bundles, discounted HyperX products and chat donations, with proceeds funding Gamers Outreach gaming carts and supporting the charity’s additional programs and operations. Streamers currently scheduled to participate include Pokimane, Valkyrae, Fedmyster and Disguised Toast, with Sonii hosting the HyperX Charity Stream.
“eBay has long had a close relationship with the gaming community as a destination for everything from PC to console, and it’s only natural that we come together and turn our enthusiasm into support for a worthy cause,” said Sam Bright, VP and General Manager of Merchandising at eBay. “Alongside HyperX, Gamers Outreach and these leading streamers, we’ll harness the power of gamers everywhere to bring joy to children that need it most.”
From Dec. 13 at 4:00 p.m. PT through Dec. 18, shoppers can head to www.eBay.com/HyperX to browse charity auctions featuring incredible gaming inventory, such as autographed HyperX products and bundles like the Ultimate PC Gaming Bundle, which includes the HyperX Quadcast, Pulsfire Surge and Cloud Alpha S. Those looking to upgrade their battle stations can also enjoy 30 percent off for one day only on select HyperX products, including the Cloud II, Cloud Stinger Core for PS4 and ChargePlay Duo. Proceeds from the charity auction and HyperX sales on eBay will go to Gamers Outreach to support gaming kiosks for children in hospitals. The power of video games for recreation and coping helps children during long-term medical treatments.
More information about the influencers, streamers:
Pokimane: Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Shorty’s 2018 Twitch Streamer of the Year, is the #1 female on Twitch with the largest followers and highest average concurrent viewership. Originally known for being the top female League of Legends streamer on Twitch, she has spanned into Fortnite, becoming the top female streamer of both titles. She has been a brand ambassador for HyperX for the last three years, and continues to work with other top brands such as Intel, Geico, NFL, Freshly, Amazon and Fujifilm, becoming the first Twitch star to break into mainstream.
Twitter: 1.4M, Instagram: 4.1M, Twitch: 3.5M, YouTube: 4.1M
Valkyrae: A full-time content creator who pushes positivity to her community. She aspires to help people by providing content that can help her community smile.
Twitter: 473.1K, Instagram: 1.7M, Twitch: 914K, YouTube: 807K
Fedmyster: A full-time variety content creator that provides comedy to all of his fanbase. Through being organic he has built a dedicated foundation for his audience.
Twitter: 154.4K, Instagram: 181K, Twitch: 349K, YouTube: 340K
Disguised Toast: A full-time content creator who demonstrates high strategic gameplay, while promoting his community to support the smaller creators around him.
Twitter: 244.2K, Instagram: 161K, Twitch: 1.3M, YouTube: 955K
Sonii: Sonii is a full-time streamer on Twitch, whose goal is to make gaming a healthier space. He inspires his community through not only top tier game-play, but also through his commitment to a healthy lifestyle. His passion for gaming has translated into success across multiple genres and games.
Twitter: 47.8K, Instagram: 70K, Twitch: 158K, YouTube: 32.3K
Streamers and hosts listed are subject to change.
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About eBay for Charity
eBay for Charity enables members of the eBay community to connect with and support their favorite charities in the U.S. and abroad. Every time a user buys or sells on eBay, it's an opportunity to support causes that matter the most and to help with their fundraising goals. With more than 183 million active buyers globally and more than 83,500 charities enrolled on the site, eBay is home to one of the world's largest and most active giving communities. Since 2003, the eBay community has raised more than $1 billion for charity. For more information visit ebayforcharity.org.
About Gamers Outreach
Gamers Outreach is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that provides recreation to children in hospitals through the power of video games and the gaming community. Hospitalization can often be a lonely, isolating, and scary experience for young people. We ease those burdens by providing equipment, technology, and software that helps kids cope with long-term treatment. We are known for our medical grade gaming kiosk called the Gamers Outreach Kart, “GO Kart” for short.
HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and over-clockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 65 million memory modules and 10 million gaming headsets worldwide.
Join the global #HyperXFamily at facebook.com/hyperxcommunity, learn how HyperX products can enhance your console experience and boost performance for both you and your PC, console or mobile device at hyperxgaming.com. Whatever your skill level, whatever genres you play, we embrace all gaming enthusiasts everywhere with our core belief — We’re All Gamers.
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