RED Creator Cup Minecraft tournament raises over $300k for charity
Dexerto once again supported the (RED) Creator Cup on August 4, 2022, with top creators coming together for a very special Minecraft event. During the three-hour creator tournament, over $300,000 was raised to help those suffering from preventable diseases around the world.
(RED) was founded in 2006 by U2 frontman Bono and Bobby Shriver to help end HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. (RED)’s partners include Apple, FIAT, Jeep, RAM, and Therabody, among many others, and through partner products, campaigns, and activations they have generated more than $700 million to fight pandemics.
During the inaugural (RED) Creator Cup in December 2021, creators, fans, and influencers around the world joined together to raise over $240,000.
(RED) Creator Cup VOD and details
The 2022 version of the (RED) Creator Cup took place on Thursday, August 4, with a number of streamers and content creators taking to Minecraft for a few hours to compete and, more importantly, raise money for charity.
At the end of the livestream, Panasonic dropped another $25k donation, raising the total to $115,388.61 — a figure matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the number up to over $330,000!
Who competed in The (RED) Creator Cup 2022?
The chosen contestants for The (RED) Creator Cup were:
- Bajan Canadian
- ItsFunneh Krew
- Joe Bartolozzi
- SpideyArmy from the Misfits Gaming Group
How does The (RED) Creator Cup work?
Each participating creator joined a (RED) modded Minecraft server and displayed a custom Tiltify overlay, allowing fans to donate and track fundraising progress.
Hosts Erin Ashley Simon, Friskk and DataDave broadcasted a live show on (RED)’s Twitch channel, checking in on all the various streams, narrating, bringing many surprises, and most importantly, fundraising.
During the three-hour stream, the participating creators collaborated to create their own base, open lucky blocks, explore the world and its monuments and defend their village against dangerous monsters.
When fans donated to their favorite creator’s stream using the on-screen Tiltify links, they triggered surprise in-game events, dropping Lucky boxes (think golden carrots, special blocks, armor, shields) and also Unlucky boxes (explosions, creepers, and other nasty surprises).
What’s more, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation generously matched all donations made as part of the event.
After the event, anyone who wishes to game, stream, and raise money to support (RED)’s mission can do so by simply adding the (RED) Tiltify overlay for their stream.