LPL are honoured to be hosting Aroha for New Zealand, an international community-led 24 hour charity stream on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March to raise funds for the victims and families of the Christchurch Mosque shootings.
Event conceptualiser and Kiwi streamer Mike “SolitaireYTG” is excited to get behind a great cause with the ANZ gaming community and beyond.
“When the news broke of the attack, everyone’s reaction was shock. We are all deeply affected by this, but none more so than the victims’ families and the people of Christchurch,” he says.
“We had to react and do something, anything, to help – and to show love triumphs against hate. There are people within the gaming community who have voices that are heard when they speak, so I reached out… (and) people approached in droves to show support for the stream.”
In collaboration with Goto.Game, AEL, 2K ANZ, AK Racing and more, LPL will open the show with Amy “HelloMissPotter” Potter and Mike “SolitaireYTG” joined by captain of the NZ Breakers CEO Matt Walsh and captain Tom Abercromie, who will stream for the first three hours from LPL Studios inside Auckland’s Sky Tower.
The show will then be handed off to the Australian Esports League (AEL) in Sydney, followed by an array of individual streamers from around the world who will take it in turns broadcasting gaming content and raising funds consecutively for the event. The stream will return to LPL Studios in Auckland on Sunday morning around 10am to close out the final two hours.
All proceeds will be donated to the Christchurch Shooting Victims’ Fund.
Aroha for New Zealand is set to take place on Saturday 30th March, 2019 through Sunday 31st March, 2019 (NZDT). Those who wish to tune in and support the stream can do so at twitch.tv/arohafornz from 12PM NZDT to 3PM NZDT on Saturday 30th March. The stream then continues on with other talent until Sunday 31st at 12PM NZDT.
Alternatively those who cannot tune in but wish to donate to the cause can visit the GiveALittle campaign: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/aroha-for-nz
For more information visit arohafornz.org/