Leave it to MrBeast to bring everyone together during these times.
Today, MrBeast held a live-stream rock, paper, scissors tournament between 32 of the world’s biggest viral stars called The Creator Games.
The YouTuber, who first shot to fame for giving away his own money to his gaming opponents on live-stream and recording their reactions, has become a positive force on the platform for his generosity.
And today, he upped the ante by giving the winner of his rock, paper, scissors tournament $250,000 to donate to any charity of their choice.
Tournament competitors included huge names like Jeffree Star, Tana Mongeau, David Dobrik, Addison Rae, Marques Brownlee, Casey Neistat, and even actor Jack Black.
The stream experienced a few glitches— the biggest during the first round when Turner Tenney AKA Tfue accidentally leaked the URL sent to competing creators to log on. Tens of thousands of fans attempted to penetrate the stream, flooding servers which took the stream down for about 30 minutes.
Despite the technical difficulties, the tournament was a great success.
The stream brought in over 600K viewers and raised over $1 million. All money raised on the live-stream was donated to the World Health Organisation to help with coronavirus relief. To encourage viewers to donate, MrBeast asked each losing opponent to say a little message to fans before leaving the live-stream.
In true MrBeast fashion, The Creators Game host donated hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money during the stream. He also let viewers know that that the tournament was partnered with Google, so for every dollar raised, Google will donate $2 to the World Health Organisation.
Nadeshot won the tournament, beating out Casey Neistat in the final round.
Nadeshot will be donating the $250,000 to the CDC Foundation in honour of his friend’s family.