GuardianCon, who started a few years back as a small Destiny con and since grown to a full weekend show held in July in Orlando, also runs a week-long charity flow . Previously raised over $ 3 million to a children's hospital in Memphis.
As Forbes reported the stream in four-hour blocks of streamers, teams, and even some companies that participated. For example, Bungie raised $ 400,000 in their four hours, but the big money really came under Ben "DrLupo" Lupo's turn to play Fortnite when donated over $ 920,000 .
The money came from sources as varied as Fortnite streamed Ninja to State Farm Insurance, and everyone goes straight to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Viewers were invited to donate with stretch targets built into each stream; For example, Bungie showed some of Destiny 2's new weapons, while Lupo played with some self-imposed handicaps that could not build in Fortnite .
GuardianCons charity flow had hoped to raise $ 3 million, but at the end it had settled $ 3,721,097.