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NICKMERCS to host his first ever charity stream as part of extensive new ‘MFAM Project’ charity effort

Published: 7/Dec/2018 21:23 Updated: 8/Dec/2018 0:12

by Albert Petrosyan

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For the first time in his professional streaming career, content creator Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff will be hosting a live charity stream on his popular Twitch channel. 

The charity stream will be to raise money and awareness for Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes obesity, intellectual disability, and shortness in height.

All of the money raised through donations received during the stream will go towards the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, a non-profit organization established in 2013, whose mission is to “eliminate the challenges of PWS through the advancement of research and therapeutic development.”

The charity stream will take place on Saturday, December 8 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET live on NICKMERCS’ Twitch channel, which we will also include here once things kick off.

With fewer than 20,000 cases per year in the United States, PWS is categorized as a very rare disorder, which may be part of the reason why talk of it in the public square has taken a backseat to other, more well-known health issues. 

Well, NICKMERCS is out to change all that, as he and his family have been directly and severely affected by PWS. His cousin, Marco Kolcheff, is a patient of PWS, and with there being no cure, he has to be under constant care.

In a video published on Nick’s YouTube channel, the popular streamer offers a rare glimpse into his personal life away from the entertainment and gaming, as he, Marco, and several other key family members bravely opened up about how their lives have changed due to PWS.

Marco Kolcheff, who is a patient of PWS, spoke bravely about the disorder that has affected his and his family’s lives.

In the video, Nick explains that this charity stream will be the first installment of what he’s calling the ‘MFAM Project,’ a series of charity efforts that will raise money and inspire discussion about any difficulties and issues that he, his family, or his streaming community may be going through.

“To keep it simple, it’s just a series of charity events that we’re going to be doing on stream,” he explained. “But I want to document it. I want to look back when I’m older and say ‘hey we did this and this is how we did it.'”

“Nick has been wanting to do something like this for a long time,” said talent manager Justin Miclat, “And after the amazing year he had, we all felt like it was time to turn the MFAM Project from concept to reality.”

Nick’s management team, composed of Justin and his partners Stever Clerge and Justin LeCesne at The Kinetic Group, have been hard at work over the past few months in helping Nick put this charity project together. 

“The MFAM Project is charity taken to a whole new level,” they said, “It will really open some eyes about the massive impact streamers can have on some of the world’s biggest and toughest issues.”

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Larray, Sienna Gomez sweep TikTok Room Awards: full results and winners

Published: 29/Nov/2020 3:15 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 3:24

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room have used their 1.8 million followers to crown the best of the platform on November 28, and there were two names constantly popping up: Larray and Sienna Gomez.

The TikTok Room Awards Show for 2020 was the drama page’s first attempt at trying to determine who the best creator on the platform was, and it was a hit.

With plenty of competition, hundreds of thousands of fans voted for their favorite creators. However, as with any award show, only a handful can be recognized.

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Charli D’Amelio picked up three TikTok Room awards, but missed best female TikToker.

Larray and Sienna Gomez sweep TikTok Room Awards

While creators like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, Jacob Sartorius, and Bryce Hall tried to rally their fanbases to vote by getting behind the project, two names popped up time and time again: Larray and Sienna Gomez.

The former won three awards, including Best YouTuber, Funniest TikToker, and Best Diss Track. He wasn’t the only multi-award male winner, with James Charles picking up Best Makeup and Most Achieved, while the Wright brothers Jack and James got another three awards between them.

Vinnie Hacker only picked up one award for the night, but it was the biggest for the men: Favorite TikToker.

On the Female side of the awards, Sienna Gomez and Charli D’Amelio were dominating the categories. Gomez picked up seven awards, including Most Positive, Kindest TikToker, and Least Problematic. She also bagged the biggest prize of them all: Best TikToker.

The younger D’Amelio sister, who hit 100 million followers on TikTok on November 22, also picked up three awards, including Most Achieved.

What were the categories, and who were the winners?

The TikTok Room awards consisted of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Best style (female): Avani Gregg
  • Best house: Sway Boys
  • Best YouTuber: Larray
  • Best song: Jaden Hossler (Angels and Demons)
  • Best style (male): Chase Hudson
  • Most positive: Sienna Gomez
  • Most active with fans: Charli D’Amelio
  • Best makeup: James Charles
  • Best fandom: Sienna Mae
  • Best group/duo: 4freakshow
  • Best diss track: Larray (Cancelled)
  • Best hair: Devyn Winkler
  • Best clapbacks/comebacks: James Charles
  • Best dance creator: Haley Sharpe
  • Most talented musician: Jaden Hossler
  • Kindest TikToker: Sienna Gomez
  • Best role model: Sienna Gomez
  • Most achieved (male): James Charles
  • Most achieved (female): Charli D’Amelio
  • Least problematic (male): Jack Wright
  • Least problematic (female): Sienna Gomez
  • Best dancer (male): Jack and James Wright
  • Best dancer (female): Charli D’Amelio
  • Funniest TikToker: Larray
  • Best ship: Sienna Gomez and Jack Wright
  • Best couple: Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck
  • Favourite TikToker (male): Vinnie Hacker
  • Favourite Influencer (female): Sienna Gomez