The annual Jingle Jam charity event by Yogscast has raised $500,000.
The news was revealed on Twitter (below), just one day after the event kicked off. the month-long charity event was first held in 2011.
Since the initiative launched, £12 million ($15 million) has been raised - with approximately 90,000 people donating money last year, amounting to £2.5 million ($3.3 million).
Throughout the month of December, the Yogscast team stream live exclusively on Twitch.
This year’s Jingle Jam will support various charities such as Grand Appeal, Mental Health Foundation, Special Effect, Stand Up To Cancer, War Child, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Access Sport and Call of Duty Endowment.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when we turn our focus to raising an incredible sum of money for some amazing charities,” said Yogscast co-founder Lewis Brindley.
“The games industry lends its support and provides amazing games, DLC and stuff for the bundle - and gamers dig deep and donate. We want 2019 to be bigger than ever - and to do this we need you to help spread the word. The more people that hear about Jingle Jam - the more we can raise.”
“The Jingle Jam brings to life all the best parts of the gaming community on Twitch and that is why we are once again delighted to support the charity drive efforts from Yogscast,” said Twitch’s Director of Partnerships Pontus Eskilsson.
“Each December, the global community comes together to enjoy unique, never to be repeated live content and give back to the world around them. We know this year will be the best yet."
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Humble Bundle has raised $150,000,000 for charity so far. Events such as the Jingle Jam bring in over $3 million.