The Mid-Season Streamathon is on.
Riot Games has announced its global event to take the place of MSI, the Mid-Season Streamathon. This new event is a way to raise funds for the COVID-19 relief fund. The multi-day, continuous broadcast will feature a variety of content from regions around the world. It'll include competition between leagues, exhibition matches, and much more.
The event gets underway on May 29 and runs through May 31. It will feature players, fans, and special guests who will gather online in support of COVID-19 relief. A number of League of legends global partners like Mastercard, State Farm, Red Bull, and Secretlab will also work to support the event.
The 48-hour event (schedule below) will start at 5 pm PDT and feature a number of notable events; a continental battle of teams in Europe, an influencer battle between Yoda and Kami in Brazil, and a Mid-Season Cup showdown between the top teams in the LPL and LCK.
The main purpose of this event aside from the League of Legends action is the COVID-19 relief. Fans watching will be able to donate to a number of nonprofit organizations that are working to address COVID-19 globally. Riot Games had this to say about their effort:
“Fan donations will be distributed by the Riot Games Social Impact Fund to organizations around the world such as the ImpactAssets COVID Response Fund and the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund. Riot Games has donated $4.5 million (USD) globally for COVID-19 relief efforts to date, including support to medical workers and front line health care professionals.”
Fans can watch the event on Twitch, YouTube and the LoL Esports website in multiple languages across regional channels.
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