United We Game: Stream-A-Thon with United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Emily Maahs

As we come to the end of the spring semester and academic year, USC Trojan Esports takes a moment to reflect on the trials and tribulations caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic.  In order to alleviate the financial impact it has had on the Los Angeles Community, USC Trojan Esports will be hosting a stream-a-thon to benefit low-income families, students, veterans, and people experiencing homelessness. 

United We Game, a fundraising event presented by USC Trojan Esports will be underway on May 8, 2021. This 5-hour stream-athon will take place from 11:30 AM to 5 PM PST. Our goal is to raise $5,000 dollars in Twitch donations that will go directly to United Way of Greater Los Angele. The organization’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good through a focus on fighting for the health, education, and financial stability for every person in every community. The partnerships do not end there! Along with United Way of Greater Los Angeles, USC Trojan Esports will be collaborating on this event with Team Immortal’s Gaming Club, Electronic Arts, and Corsair. 

We are so proud of the Trojan Family for overcoming a challenging year of remote education. This is our opportunity to celebrate the end of the year, while benefiting and serving the local Los Angeles community, through exciting prized activities. 

Some activities that you can expect to see, and have the chance at participating in during the Games United stream-athon event include: 

Jeopardy Gaming Trivia – Love love watching Jeopardy? Do you love playing Games? Watch our contestants go head to head in answering Video Game trivia through the format of “America’s Favorite Quiz Show”!

Wheel of Fortune: Pokémon Edition (Spelling Bee) – Are you a professional of the Pokédex? Tune in to test your spelling and knowledge of Pokémon! This event will take on the form of the game show, Wheel of Fortune, with a treasured nostalgic twist.

Minecraft Obstacle Course (OPEN TO EVERYONE) – Hunger Games meets Minecraft in an epic battle between students who choose to participate in a PvP styles arena. Below is a link to sign up for the Minecraft event:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkW6rMsD2RROrxyDKrCYqFNOI1ETaC6Xzsz5_5OBds2OHeiA/viewform

For all of our viewers who have pre-registered for the event, we will have items brought to you by our amazing sponsors that will be raffled off! The Pre-registration link for the event is posted below! 

Here are just a few of the awesome prizes you can win! : 

  • Signed esports jersey from an Immortals Gaming Club
  • Signed Robert Woods Mini-Helmet (former USC Football and current LA Rams Wide-Receiver
  • LA Rams Spirit Pack
  • K60 RBG Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – CHERRY VIOLA – Black
  • M65 RGB ELITE Tunable FPS Gaming Mice
  • MM800 RGB POLARIS Gaming Mouse Pad
  • CORSAIR Sails Snapback
  • CORSAIR T-shirt, Yellow Edge Design 
  • MM350 Premium Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad – Extended XL
  • Stream Deck Mini
  • VIRTUOSO RGB WIRELESS High-Fidelity Gaming Headset – Pearl
  • Copies of Video Games Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, It Takes Two, and FIFA 21