Twitch stream, a vast French charity, raises more than EUR10 million for climate change.
Ninja and Dr. Disrespect are two of the most prominent streaming personalities for people who live in the US or UK. However, it is essential to remember that streaming doesn’t just cater to huge personalities from the Anglosphere.
One of the greatest strengths of Twitch is the ability to allow creators from around the globe to broadcast in their native language and grow a large audience.
French streamers have been doing these two things for a few years. They also use the platform to raise money for charities. Their latest effort has raised more than EUR10 million for environmental causes.
Did you see any action in Montpellier this weekend?
Broadcast on YouTube from 8 September to 11 September. The initiative that raised the money is called Z Event. It involved 50 hours of gaming by 59 French streamers.
Z Event was first organized in 2016 by Adrien’ ZeratoR’ Nougaret. It is also the brainchild of Alexandre “Dach” Dachary, CEO of an indie gaming studio. They have made it an annual tradition and raised money to support charities such as Amnesty International and the French Red Cross.
Climate change was the focus of the year. The team decided to split the money between World Wildlife Fund Sea Shepherds, The Sea Cleaners, and Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux. All these charities contribute to solving environmental problems.
The lofty sum that’s set to be split between them following the broadcast amounts to EUR10,182,126/PS8,818,838, an impressive total that narrowly beats out last year’s result of EUR10,064,480/PS8,716,944, which went to Action Against Hunger.
French President Emanuel Macron posted a video on Twitter to congratulate the streamers. However, Rock, a ResetEra user, suggested in a post about Macron’s speech that some participants and supporters thought Macron’s words were a bit hollow. He accused the French government of not doing enough for climate change.