Riot Games will host a 48 hour League of Legends livestream to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts.
According to the League of Legends website, the "Mid-Season Streamathon" will take place from May 29th-to-31st, and will air in the LoL site. The event is being supported by various esports partners such as Red Bull and State Farm.
During the livestream, fans will be able to donate money to support a variety of nonprofit organisations that are fighting against COVID-19. The Riot Games Social Impact Fund will distribute the funds between charities such as the ImpactAssests COVID Response Fund and the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund. So far, Riot Games has raised $10 million for its Social Impact Fund.
The event will feature scheduled programming from around the world, including continental team battles in Europe and an influencer battle in Brazil between Yoda and Kami. A Mid-Season Cup showdown between the top teams in the LPL and LCK.
In March, the American firm gave $1.5 million to local charities in Los Angeles to fight the coronavirus.