Extra Life Raises $3.8 Million for Charity
Neither rain, nor snow, nor DDoS attacks stayed gamers from raising a record amount of money for charity during last weekend’s Extra Life charity fundraiser. Despite suffering a DDoS attack on its main website, Extra Life raised over $3.8 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
According to Extra Life director Jeromy Adams, this year’s edition of the fundraising marathon (though I would call it more of a virtual telethon but that’s just me) raised $3,809,607 thanks to over 30,000 gamers who streamed to raise money for charity. That’s the highest amount raised since Extra Life was launched in 2008.
The fundraiser didn’t go off completely without a hitch. On Saturday afternoon, the Extra Life website was knocked out for several hours after a DDoS attack. The website was up and running before too long but people were unable to donate during that time.
By the way, the fundraising isn’t done yet. There’s a make up day for Extra Life this Saturday. Some people want to make up for the time lost to the DDoS attack last Saturday. If you still want to donate, you can when action resumes this weekend.
You know, maybe we’ll do an Extra Life charity stream next year. I just have to figure out how to actually stream.
Source: Games Industry