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21 August 2017

News from Europe

Germany: Youth raise money and awareness with online game charity

GermanyBB1With her project “Blue Buff for Diabetes – carry the game and support a project”, Katarina Braune from Germany raised funds for her future project “Icing Sugar Camp”, an international diabetes camp for young adults living with diabetes.

The online game charity tournament “Blue Buff for Diabetes” focused on the most played video game worldwide, “League of Legends”. The response from the international gaming world was remarkable and more than 1200 people signed up for the charity tournament. Donations were made through a PayPal button on the “Blue Buff” website.  After one month of online pre-rounds, the best 8 out of 250 teams were invited to the big final event, held in the University of Halle (Saale), Germany.

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The event was broadcast live on screen, with live commentary from two famous so called “shout casters” and there were seats for up to 820 spectators. Furthermore, the event was streamed live on the Twitch TV channel and had around to 5000 viewers. Prizes of 1000 Euros and 750 Euros in “Riot Points” were distributed to the top four teams. The prize money was donated by Riot Games, the creators of “League of Legends”. The best team also received an exclusive Skin (of Triumphant Ryze, holding a glowing blue circle as a symbol for diabetes).

“Blue Buff for Diabetes” raised donations amounting to more than 800 Euros - this total is now earmarked for the future “Icing Sugar Camp”.

For more information about the event, please visit the “Blue Buff” Facebook page.