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Ninja donates eye-popping amount to Z Event charity stream

Published: 22/Sep/2019 23:16 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 1:56

by Brent Koepp

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During the French gaming charity stream ‘Z Event’ on September 22, Mixer star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins surprised participants when he donated an eye-popping amount to help push the charity past €3 million raised for medical research and treatments.

Z Event is currently running from September 20 – 23, and is a French charity project that streams to raise money for various organizations and causes. This is the fourth year that it’s been held, as it first launched in 2016.

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While on the third day of the broadcast on September 22, participants were sent into a frenzy when Ninja charitably donated €26,000 (roughly $29,000) to help push them beyond €3 million raised for the Institut Pasteur – a non-profit organization in France that works on research and vaccines for various medical diseases.

Ninja donates an insane amount

French pro player Corentin ‘GotagaTV’ Hussein, who was participating at the event, thanked Ninja for the donation on Twitter with a massive “THANK YOU!!!” and included a video of the exact moment that participants found out about the charitable act.

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In the clip, everyone working the charity is ecstatic as they scream in happiness and chant “Ninja! Ninja!” repeatedly in between clapping. “Thank you very much Ninja for your donation… €26,000, thank you!” the stream host exclaimed over the roar of cheers in the background.

The event had a goal of €3 million and they blew past that on September 22 with the help of donations from all around the world, as people rallied behind the event to raise money for medical research.  

The organized charity had over 50 streamers participating, and at its peak had over 500,000 viewers. While they were already on their way to make their goals, Ninja’s donation was an incredible moment that only helped motivate and fuel those at the event even further. 

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Later on the same day, the French president Emmanuel Macron tweeted about the event, congratulating the players for raising so much money. 

“55 French gamers have just raised over a weekend more than 3 million euros for the benefit of the Pasteur Institute,” he said. “You are inspiring and you show us that anything is possible.”

Not the first time a streamer has helped a major charity

On June 23, another charity streamer ‘GuardianCon’ raised over $3.7 million for St Jude’s Research Hospital – one of the largest medical organizations in the United States that treats children who are admitted for cancer at no cost.

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Popular Twitch personality Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo participated and helped raise $920,000 in the first four hours. 

During his stream he got emotional, and gave a speech to his viewers. “Thank you for making me the last block of this thing and absolutely destroying anything that I thought we could do. I’m going to sit here in my chair and cry for a little bit.”

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As Z Event continues to wrap up with one last day, they are likely to break the record for most money raised during a charity stream, showing that gamers and the streaming community can rally together and get behind great causes.

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Twitch streamer Jinny stunned as man tries to sell her drugs on stream

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Jinny was left shocked after two men tried to sell her drugs while she toured the city of Hamburg in Germany.

Jinny has grown quite a following thanks in part to her IRL traveling antics where the Korean streamer routinely has odd adventures. Her trips have resulted in her befriending waitresses at a Texas Hooters, being attacked by wild deer in Denmark, and even setting her backyard on fire.

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Now, in her most recent trip in Germany, the streamer found herself in quite an awkward position as she was offered drugs during an October 7 broadcast.

While talking to viewers, a random man suddenly began talking to her in broken English.

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“You’re lucky to be in Deutschland. My ganja is the best,” he said. “You get three for five.”

It’s unclear exactly what units of measurement the man was selling three of for five Euros, but ganja translates to marijuana or weed. The incident really shocked the IRL streamer who had no idea what he was talking about.

“I don’t speak German,” she stated as he and another man conversed in the language.

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Jinny’s chat warned her the man was selling drugs.

“Do you need ganja?” the man asked in English.

“What is ganja?” Jinny wondered. “Iguana?”

Eventually, Jinny looked at her chat and saw that her viewers were spamming translations and explaining how he was trying to sell her drugs – something she wanted no part of.

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“I don’t need ganja. It’s okay,” she laughed and went on her way. “That was very random. Do I look like I smoke weed? Uh, maybe.”

Amusingly, the streamer went on to explain that she was very confused and seriously thought the man was trying to sell her an iguana.

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“I thought he said ‘do you want to buy an iguana,’” she chuckled. “Why would I want to buy an iguana all of a sudden?”

Luckily, Jinny wasn’t forced into buying any drugs or reptiles during her encounter, but it just goes to show that even when a camera is rolling, weird stuff happens on a regular basis.