Post Malone’s Gaming for Love streams raise more than $200k for charity

Funds benefit a variety of charities

Post Malone raised a total of $196,066.20 from his series of Gaming For Love charity streams on Twitch from July and then capped it off by donating $40,000 of his own funds.

Playing Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, each of these four streams benefitted a specific charity, beginning with Human Rights Watch on the first night, Project HOPE on the second, United Way on the third, and finally The Trevor Project. The latter included a 60-person tournament on a private server, generating a whopping $76,026.33 in one evening! Respawn Entertainment contributed $10,000 to each stream for a total of $40,000 – which Post also matched, while OpTic donated $10,000. Viewers actively supported these respective causes via fundraising platform Tiltify.

Fans can still contribute. The streams are now uploaded to Post’s new YouTube gaming account, Gaming For Love, with donation buttons on each video.

Malone recently released his anxiously awaited fourth full-length and one of the most anticipated albums of 2022, Twelve Carat Toothache via Mercury Records/Republic Records. The record boasts appearances from an all-star cast of guests, including Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Fleet Foxes, Gunna, and The Kid Laroi. Musically, Malone collaborated with longtime cohorts such as producers and co-writers Louis Bell, Billy Walsh, and Andrew Watt as well as Omer Fedi and more. The album has already garnered over a billion streams.

The rapper will embark on an extensive 38-show outing across North America with special guest Roddy Ricch this fall. Malone recently added additional shows in Toronto, Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on September 10th at CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE making stops in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Vancouver and more before wrapping up in Los Angeles, CA at Crypto.com Arena on November 16th.

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