North Texas esports powerhouse Envy Gaming coordinating winter storm relief charity stream

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.


— 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

Here’s a brief list of other participants in the event:

Find more esports coverage from The Dallas Morning News here.


Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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