Extra Life Raises $3.8 Million for Charity

extra-life-2013-headerNeither 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


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on November 7, 2013, in Games and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You totally should! It’s super fun and a great excuse to play all those games you’ve been meaning to play 😉


  2. Also you should check out OBS for your streaming program. It’s free and open source. There’s plenty of resources on how to get it set up. Or I could show you!


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