Softgiving is proud to partner with FaZe Clan, the world’s most popular esports and gaming entertainment collective, to bring the global streaming community together for positive action during the current pandemic.
Softgiving is providing the fundraising platform for #FIGHT2FUND and is excited to help raise funds for such a critical cause.
#FIGHT2FUND kicks off on March 16th with a Pro-Am Call of Duty: Warzone tournament to raise funds for communities affected by COVID-19.
Gamers, athletes, and celebrities such as Ben Simmons, Juju Smith-Schuster, Illenium, NickEh30, Vikkstar123, FaZe Apex, FaZe Temperrr and others are participating in the global streaming competition today.
The winning team will choose an organization impacted by coronavirus to receive the prize, which will include sponsored and stream-donated proceeds, plus initial donations made by FaZe Clan, Softgiving and Call of Duty.
“During these uncertain times, we’re honored to make our fundraising platform available to FaZe Clan and the #FIGHT2FUND campaign to generate much-needed dollars to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” said Matt Pfaltzgraf, CEO, Softgiving. “We’re equally honored to support the critical relief services of our partners at CARE and other charities, who are providing lifesaving aid to international communities vulnerable to the coronavirus.”
The #FIGHT2FUND initiative was created to extend beyond this first tournament and continue empowering the use of gaming entertainment to raise funds for the global good.
“More than ever, gaming will be a driving force of entertainment in light of the many industry shutdowns,” says Lee Trink, CEO, FaZe Clan. “We can create a large amount of collective good and raise funds to support local strained organizations and charities impacted by coronavirus.”
The anchor charity partners for the first #FIGHT2FUND will be CARE, the leading humanitarian and development organization that works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice, along with Feeding America and World Vision.