The recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown has created a tragedy beyond belief in Japan that has taken tens of thousands of lives and misplaced hundreds of others.
Many Japanese citizens are without supplies or shelter and are in dire need of aid. Among the many who have answered the call, gamers have stepped up as well. Now several of gamings’ finest players are teaming up to host a charity event called “Fight For Relief” to raise aid for Japan.
The players behind the Level | Up Series and iPLAYWINNER are hosting dual competitions in California on April 3. The Level | Up team will be playing in Irvine and iPLAYWINNER will be playing in Union City. Gamers outside the area aren’t excluded though, as the organizers will be broadcasting the event footage live on a dedicated Justin.tv channel for everyone to watch online.
While the competitors entering in the tournaments (Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter IV respectively) will be contributing to the relief fund through their entry fees, viewers of the live stream can enjoy the competition and donate online into the fundraising account set up to benefit GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
The event will see some famous fighting game players such as EG Justin Wong, John Choi, and Alex Valle among others. The online broadcast will also apparently feature interviews with the players, giveaways, and of course, great tournament matches for a good cause.
For more information please visit the Fight For Relief website.