Gothalian, Ninja, DrLupo and More Help Guardian Con Raise $2.7 Million for Charity - Dexerto
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Gothalian, Ninja, DrLupo and More Help Guardian Con Raise $2.7 Million for Charity

Published: 15/Jul/2018 18:41 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:07

by Vincent Genova

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The annual charity stream for Guardian Con has set a new personal record for fundraising, bringing in $2.7 million for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Guardian Con recruited a number of top Twitch streamers to play during the event that was hosted by Gothalian, ProfessorBroman, Kmagic101 and OmniWaffle.

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The streaming talent included KingRichard, Ninja, DrLupo and Mr. Fruit. A large chunk of the money was raised by Ninja, who received a single donation of $100,000.

Guardian Con is a two day gaming convention in Tampa, Florida, however it is preceded by a week long charity fundraiser.

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The event started in 2016 and raised $564,000 for St. Jude. The following year was an even  bigger success with $1.35 million raised in 2017.

Guardian Con set a goal of 2.4 million for 2018, which they exceeded.

The organizers of the event note that the daily operating cost of the St Jude Children’s Hospital is 2.4 million dollars.

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Ninja is planning on a return for the 2019 Guardian Con, shooting for a goal of 3 million dollars next year.