Millions of Texans were left without power and water in freezing temperatures last week, and now Envy Gaming is working to raise money in relief, calling it UNITED FOR TEXAS.
Envy, one of North Texas’ powerhouse esports organizations that is the parent company of the Dallas Fuel and Dallas Empire, coordinated a three-day charity stream from Feb. 26-28, the team announced Thursday morning.
“There are a lot of people that need help right now in Texas and a lot of people asking, ‘How can I help?’ Gaming and streaming have always been a way to connect communities on so many different levels and it’s important for us all to step up when our fellow Texans are in need,” Envy owner and Texas native Mike Rufail said in a release.
Texas is our home and we aren’t going to sleep on helping out our community during this time. Excited to see how much help we can provide together.
ENVY GAMING RALLIES ONLINE STREAMING COMMUNITY TO RAISE $$$$ FOR TEXAS RELIEF EFFORTS https://t.co/je88OdyjYu
— Mike Rufail (@hastr0) February 25, 2021
Professional players, content creators and other variety streams, both from Envy and outside the organization, will help raise funds on Twitch streams that will be distributed to Americares, American Red Cross and the SPCA of Texas.
Friday’s kickoff will be hosted by Envy content creators and chess gurus Alexandra and Andrea Botez. They will stream to their 650,000 Twitch followers at BotezLive with donation goals and ways for their community to participate and raise money.
Envy implores that other streamers and creators join them, no matter their audience size. Those wanting to participate can do so at united4texas.com.
Here’s a brief list of other participants in the event:
- BobbyPoff, esports battle royale streamer and content creator (https://www.twitch.tv/bobbypoffgaming)
- Crimsix, the winningest Call of Duty esports player of all time (https://www.twitch.tv/crimsix)
- Shotzzy, the 2020 Call of Duty League MVP (https://www.twitch.tv/shotzzy)
- Sebas, TikTok influencer and Call of Duty: Warzone streamer (https://www.twitch.tv/sebasberon)
- Members of XSET Gaming (https://www.twitch.tv/xsetgaming)
- Andy Cortez, host of Kinda Funny (https://www.twitch.tv/andycortez)
- Ricco Fajardo, anime and video game voice actor (https://www.twitch.tv/riccofajardo)
- StellaChuu, Cosplayer and streamer (https://www.twitch.tv/stellachuu)
- BindiSmalls, Cosplayer and streamer (https://www.twitch.tv/bindismalls)
- Raymond “Rambo” Lussier, coach and general manager of the Dallas Empire esports team (https://www.twitch.tv/rambo)
- Mat “Tazmo” Taylor, general manager of the Dallas Fuel esports team (https://www.twitch.tv/tazmo)
- Mike “Hastr0” Rufail, owner and chief gaming officer at Envy Gaming (https://www.twitch.tv/teamenvy)