August 4, 2022, 5:36 pm
Post Malone dedicated his love of video games to a good cause, raising more than $200,000 for charity.
According to TMZ, Twelve singer Carat Toothache hosted a Twitch live stream series “Gaming for Love” in July, playing the popular battle royale game Apex Legends to raise money for various charities: Human Rights Watch. , Project HOPE, United Way and The Trevor Project.
Over the course of his nine-hour Twitch stream for the United Way, he garnered around 52,871 viewers, and after raising well over his $50,000 goal, he attempted a somersault to celebrate.
“I said I would try a backflip,” Post said on the broadcast. “This floor is crazy here, folks. … Okay, okay.”
After failing in his attempt, he asked his viewers to share their thoughts.
“I made it?” he said. “Was it close? Did it look crazy on the stream, at least? … honestly, that was kind of crazy.”
Post Malone’s final broadcast was a 60-person tournament on a private server on July 22, where he raised $76,026 in donations.
In total, Post Malone ended up grossing over $196,000 in four nights, with part of the proceeds going to Apex Legends creator Respawn Entertainment, who in turn donated $40,000 to thank Post for his hard work, bringing his total up to $40,000. to over $200,000.
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The “Sunflower” singer is a well-known player with an established Twitch following, but he’s also an avid Magic: The Gathering player, and on Thursday (August 4) Posty will face off against a lucky fan for a $100,000 prize pool. See the article : 7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (July 29). .
Titled “Mana Y Mana: The Post Malone Magic Battle”, the event will be broadcast live on Whatnot in two parts. From 9pm. ET/6pm PT, Post Malone will run an in-app draw, randomly selecting a winner to play against him.
Spectators can participate in the competition by clicking the “Join the Draw” button on the screen, and the lucky winner will be flown to Los Angeles for the main event on August 11, where they will be seated opposite Post Malone for the showdown.
“We built Whatnot in the spirit of providing the best experiences for the most passionate enthusiasts, hobbyists and collectors,” explained John Walters, Whatnot’s Head of Special Projects. “Post Malone, both as an artist and as a person, fits perfectly into this growing and supportive community.
“As a multi-talented artist with skills that go beyond music – and as an avid Magic: The Gathering player and formidable opponent – we look forward to seeing you battle it out live with one of our dedicated fans.”