Austin Richard Post, better known as Post Malone, has teamed up with game developer Respawn to offer a series of streams titled Gaming for Love. There will be four streams this week on Twitch. Respawn will also increase his donation to each charity by $10,000.
The three started the stream on June 18 for Post Malone with the intention of raising £16,700 ($20,000) for Human Rights Watch, a global organization that focuses on looking into human rights abuses, particularly those that target refugees, children in need, and vulnerable minorities and civilians in times of war.
The following three streams will concentrate on Project Hope, which works to address the world’s health issues, United Way, which seeks to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world, and The Trevor Project, the largest organization dedicated to LGBTQ suicide prevention and mental health.
Post Malone thanked the 11,000 viewers for helping them surpass their initial goal by contributing a whopping £17,358.83 ($20,761) and shut down the stream after eight hours. He also promised that the donation box would remain open for another six months. Post did not specify a time for the trio’s July 20 return to streaming and he became moved to tears by the fan and Twitch community’s generosity.
If you want to be informed when the next stream begins on July 20, you can follow Post Malone on Twitch.
In related news, Bungie has filed a lawsuit against a Twitch streamer who it claims repeatedly caught cheating in Destiny 2, sold game assets, and threatened the company’s staff and headquarters.