The first charity tournament of 2021 hosted on PLANET9 will go live online in the US on April 24th. Following the success of the CLUE 24-Hour Charity Stream in the UK last July, the next-gen esports platform, PLANET9, is facilitating another charity event supporting esports communities to contribute towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This April, Ivy League esports student teams are presenting the Ivy League COVID-19 Charity Stream, which aims to raise funds for related humanitarian efforts through an action-rich collegiate esports competition. Donors will be entered into a raffle where they can win eye-catching prizes provided by PLANET9 and others sponsors, which includes a US$2,600 Predator Triton 500 Gaming Laptop as the top prize.
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Leveraging the PLANET9 platform, the tournament will consist of eight esports communities of prestigious and historic universities: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.
The tournament will be a best-of-1 double-elimination group stage with a best-of-3 grand final. All matches are set to take place on Saturday, April 24th, under an intensive 12-hour schedule from 10 AM PST to 10 PM PST, and will be streamed at https://www.twitch.tv/yaleesports.
“It’s always a great pleasure to support collegiate talents to carry out non-profit esport competitions,” said James Hsu, the Director of the Growth Team at PLANET9. “Through our platform, we hope to help raise awareness for both the esports scene and charity.”
Adding to the excitement, former LEC (League of Legends European Cup) player and popular streamer Nemesis will join the event to hold an AMA and answer questions from donors. The full schedule and details about the giveaway are available here.
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