Twitch Streamers Raised Funds for Syria-Turkey Earthquake Relief

Footage of several people conducting search and rescue efforts after the two earthquakes that devastated Syria and Turkey this week.

Things look dire for Syria and Turkey.
Photograph: Anadolu Agency (Getty Pictures)

Twitch is not just a place artificial intelligence hacks And drama multiplies. Also, a handful of famous streamers like Ben “CohhCarnage” Cassell and Hasan “Hasanabi” Piker use it for just that. Disastrous earthquakes that have devastated Syria and Turkey in recent days.

Southwest Asian countries Syria and Turkey, destroyed by two strong earthquakes earlier this week, Killing more than 7,000 people and displacing more than 150,000 people. As of this publication, survivors are still being pulled from the wreckage; a newborn baby still having umbilical cords attached. At the moment, things look dire for the people of Syria and Turkey.

In response to the devastation affecting both countries, popular Twitch and YouTube streamers from Hasanabi to IShowSpeed ​​to Ludwig are raising money to help the humanitarian crisis.

Fundraising event initiated by Hasanabi that will benefit charities such as nonprofits ACUTE and the organization of Turkish rock star Haluk Levent Buddyhas already earned over $700,000. Rub List of top donors to the effort reveals who else has contributed and donated to the effort. This includes Seán “Jackseptikeye” McLoughlin ($10,000), Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter (also $10,000), Ludwig “Ludwig” Ahgren ($5,000), CohhCarnage ($5,000), Darren “IShowSpeed” Watkins Jr. ($2,000), and more. Even infamous gambling publisher Tyler “Trainwreck” Niknam has promised Gifting $150,000 in bitcoins To the “legitimate humanitarian organizations” receiving the cryptocurrency. And of course Hasanabi donated $25,000 of his own money to the cause.

kotaku reached out to CohhCarnage, Hasanabi, IShowSpeed, and Trainwreck for comment, but did not receive a timely response for publication.

It’s great to see this. Twitch streams often focus on the negative of the platform. Of course, something silly and weird is always going on with Amazon’s live streaming service. like artificial intelligence Seinfeld recently banned show, but it’s so nice to witness some of the biggest stars and those who have since left the platform for greener spaces on YouTube come together to help those in need. If you can donate, please consider extending a helping hand.



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