SMASH to host charity stream event to fight coronavirus crisis
SMASH Esports has teamed up with esports and entertainment consulting agency Y. Nasimov and with electronic music magazine DJMAG to produce a charity event on Sunday to raise funds to combat COVID-19.
The charity event will combine music and gaming to produce a day-long live stream featuring DJ sets from Dimitri Vegas, Wolfpack and Bassjackers, as well as gaming content across multiple titles, including CS:GO, Call of Duty: Warzone and League of Legends.
The live stream will begin on April 5 at 11:00 and will be streamed on SMASH’s Twitch channel, with an interview with Anton "ToH1o" Georgiev and Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov kicking off the event. The interview, which will be centred around COVID-19, will be followed by a CS:GO showmatch featuring the SMASH roster against SMASH and DVLM management, with Adam "Dinko" Hawthorne and Mitch "MitchMan" McBride commentating on the action.
All proceeds collected during the charity event will be donated to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, with the donations helping to "track and understand the spread of the virus", which has infected more than 1 million people worldwide and caused over 50,000 deaths.
"The entire SMASH family wants to do everything in their power to help in the battle against COVID-19," Dimitri Vegas, DJ & Founder of SMASH Esports, said in a statement.
"We are looking forward to creating this amazing day where we combine music and gaming to bring people together online. The fans can watch & listen to what they love and support a good cause at the same time. Stay safe and stay inside."
The full schedule for the charity event can be found below:
11:00 - Dinko interviews ToH1o and bubble
12:00 - CS:GO showmatch
15:00 - Wolfpack live set
16:00 - Mortal Kombat 11 workshop with Dimitri Vegas, Jake "Mustard" Neal & Ryan "Ketchup" Neal
17:00 - Dimitri Vegas vs. HistoryBehindTheWarrior, Caboose, unCAGEDgamez, Unrooolier - Mortal Kombat 11
18:00 - AMA session
19:00 - Bassjackers live set
20:00 - Dimitri Vegas, Steve Aoki & Afrojack - COD Warzone
21:00 - Nicky Romero, Bassjackers & vThorben - COD Warzone
22:00 - Professor AKALI - League of Legends
23:00 - Dimitri Vegas live set