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Overwatch pro Water donates stream money to communities suffering from water shortages

by Michael Gwilliam

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Gladiators Legion star Min-sung ‘Water’ Lee decided to donate some of the money he has made streaming Overwatch to people around the world suffering from water shortages.

The human Genji highlight reel made the decision to donate his money in a Twitter post and included screenshots of his act of kindness. 

It appears that he donated 300,000 South Korean won which translates to just under $250 USD.

“I got help from the my many Twitch viewers! But it was too wasteful to spend the precious money solely for my own benefit,” the Korean prodigy wrote, possibly through a translation application.

“So for the people of the world who are suffering from water shortages. I donated some of the money i saved through the Twitch broadcast. everyone thanks.” 

Many people were impressed with the donation. Atlanta Reign streamer Fran replied, “WATER!!! VERY NICE OF YOU <3.”

“huger than water's 6k blade,” commented Toronto Defiant hitscan Im37. 

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Water is well-known for his insane Genji play.

Meanwhile, over on the r/competitiveoverwatch subreddit, there were a lot of puns and suggestions to be had. 

“Water is true Hydro homie. Now it's turn for Hydration and RaiN to step it up,” wrote 0verd0zed. “Team Liquid where you at?” chimed in AvengingDrake78. 

The 21-year-old Korean superstar will be returning to his homeland after the Gladiators Legion (LA’s academy team) secured a spot in The Gauntlet - a champions league mini-tournament of sorts featuring only the best Contenders teams. 

Read More: Blizzard bans over 1600 Korean Overwatch players for account sharing

The Gauntlet begins October 9, 2019 at the Giga Arena in Seoul. This is the same arena that previously hosted the Overwatch APEX tournaments, which sadly were discontinued once Overwatch League came into existence. 

With $250,000 in prize money on the line, Water could be helping even more communities in the near future if his team has a strong showing.