Fornite’s Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is a fan favorite on gaming app Twitch. He also just helped raise $2.7 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during GuardianCon’s pre-event charity games.
Ninja is no stranger to donating to charity. After winning a $1 million prize at a Pro-Am Fortnite tournament he donated his part of the winnings to the Alzheimer’s Association. But even he was in shock as one anonymous fan donated $100,000 during a 30 minute broadcast of the game Destiny which only required a $50,000 donation. In total, Blevins raised $326,000 in one single stream thanks in large part to this very generous donation from Mr. or Ms. anonymous. Watch Tyler’s pause at the end of the video.
GuardianCon takes place in Tampa, Florida this weekend, July 13th-14th. GuardianCon’s “charity blitz,” the pre-event Ninja participated in ranked up a total of $2.7 million in donations to St. Jude. If this doesn’t prove there’s good in humanity and that the gaming industry isn’t the biggest thing in digital media…we don’t know what does.
Blevins tweeted his appreciation for GuardianCon and all of the generous donors by expressing “how blessed [he is] to share this platform with all these people.”
Thank you every single person who donated during the final block of @GuardianCon In my specific block we raised $326,066.44 and collectively as a community we raised over $2,706,635.90
Gaming does good. I am blessed to share this platform and passion with all these people.
— Ninja (@Ninja) July 12, 2018
Another recent event that brought in some serious bucks for charity was Summer Games Done Quick which broke the $2 million dollar mark for the very first time. The proceeds went to Doctors Without Borders. Warms our hearts, keep on playing!