Will Ferrell Will Play Video Games with You on Twitch to Help Fight Cancer

Will Ferrell Will Play Video Games with You on Twitch to Help Fight Cancer

Will Ferrell and Twitch are raising money for cancer research.

In what appears to be the first major event for Twitch after being acquired by Amazon, the streaming service is teaming up with Will Ferrell to raise money for cancer research.

Aptly named "Will Ferrell's SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge," the Indiegogo campaign wants to raise at least $375,000 for cancer-related charities.

The grand prize for this fundraising event? The winner and a guest are flown to San Francisco, and get to play video games with Buddy the Elf for two hours, streamed on Twitch for all to see.

Partners include Amazon, Microsoft, and others to be announced later. $10 gets your foot in the door, netting you $5 credit on Amazon, along with one entry into the contest. Perk items on higher tiers include "Will Ferrell's SuperMegaUVBlastMax Gamer's Sunscreen," autographed Xbox One controllers, clothing, and autographed cowbells. The higher the tier, the more entries you get into the contest.

The two charities benefiting from the campaign are Cancer for College, and DonateGames. Cancer for College "has granted nearly $2 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 survivors from around the country," while DonateGames funds scholarships, provides financial aid to families struggling with the cost of cancer treatment, and donates video games and technology to hospitals.

The IGG campaign started today, and ends at midnight on October 12th. At time of publication, the campaign had collected roughly $8,500 of its $375,000 goal.

Source: Indiegogo

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All to be stopped once someone decides to swat his house.

$10 donation gets a $5 amazon credit. Sounds like a good deal. Good on you Amazon.

RaikuFA:
All to be stopped once someone decides to swat his house.

Come on. You'd go to Will Ferrell's place to CoD online? Even still, no one's gonna bust down his house. They'd know better.

FalloutJack:

RaikuFA:
All to be stopped once someone decides to swat his house.

Come on. You'd go to Will Ferrell's place to CoD online?

Which raises the question... what games WOULD you get to play with him? Does he choose? Do you choose? Is there a restriction on what system/generation the games can come from? Cause wailing on Will Ferrell in Super Smash Bros sounds like a banging good time.

Yesh, he look alot older without his makeup but none the less it will be interesting to see him played a game (I want to see his funny reaction).

Contribute to a good cause, get $5 amazon credit and get an excruciatingly slim chance of hanging out with the star of my second favorite movie ever?

Yeah. I'll do that. In fact I just did.

Hell, if I could, I'd donate as much as possible.

If I won, I'd happily go to his house and punch him in the face for every single movie he's ever made, while screaming 'You're not funny!' with every blow.

...

I might dislike Will Ferrell a little.

But this is a good cause, so there's that.

 

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