Non-profit humanitarian organization American Red Cross has partnered with entertainment company Allied Sports to produce its inaugural charity esports tournament and streaming event namely ‘Rescue Royale’. The event has been created with the intention to raise funds for disaster relief. The tournament will see individuals competing in the Rescue Royale Fall Guys Tournament.
Nathan Groce, Director, Consumer Fundraising at the American Red Cross, made the announcement. “We are thrilled to launch our first Rescue Royale esports tournament which offers a unique opportunity to provide life-changing aid to people impacted by crises across the country,” Groce added.
According to the release, the top 20 qualifiers will be awarded a free weekend trip to the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas on October 16 to compete in the finals. The qualifiers can also participate virtually. Apart from the tournament, gamers and streamers can also participate in the event's month-long 'stream-a-thon' and raise funds on Tiltify. Individuals will also be able to start their own Rescue Royals Disaster Relief charity stream on the platform they would prefer.
The event kick starts on September 9
Rescue Royale will commence from September 9 to October 16. All the donations coming from the tournament, finals and steaming fundraiser event will go directly into the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. Gamers, irrespective of the number i.e. solo or group campaign, participating in the fundraiser will also compete for prizes and giveaways.
Commenting on the initiative taken by the American Red Cross, Jud Hannigan, CEO of Allied Esports, said that the company feels honoured to be working with the Red Cross on this important initiative. “Disasters impact a tremendous amount of people around the country every day and the American Red Cross is the first name you think of when it comes to helping people in need. As gaming and esports have gained mainstream popularity, especially since the onset of the pandemic, people have come to learn how incredibly aware and giving the gaming community can be. We are honoured and excited to work with the Red Cross on this important initiative,” he stated.