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Rooster Teeth drums up $1.4 million to support children's hospitals in Texas

Rooster Teeth drums up $1.4 million to support children's hospitals in Texas

Entertainment troupe Rooster Teeth has raised a cool $1.4m to support a group of non-profit medical institutions for sick children.

The team hosted a 24-hour live stream this Saturday to raise the cash for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The stream coincided with annual charity event Extra Life, now into its sixth year.

All for the cause

Members of Rooster Teeth took turns to appear on the broadcast to play different games, such as Overwatch and PUBG. Fans could also donate money to humiliate the creators for the good cause - the live stream saw various RT staff dunked in water tanks and hit with paintballs.

“These funds will help kids for years to come, and I couldn’t be more proud of this community for coming together once again to knock down our goals and do some good,” said Rooster Teeth charity director and Achievement Hunter co-founder Jack Pattillo. 

Viewers of the stream raised a total of $934,000, with Rooster Teeth's own contributions and merch sales topping up the total to $1.4m. Last year, the company raised $1.2m with a similar 24-hour broadcast.


Editor

Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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