Facebook Gaming Hosting Weekly #PlayApartTogether Tournaments to Support COVID-19 Relief

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Facebook Gaming and Greenlit Content are supporting the World Health Organization’s Play Apart Together initiative through a series of weekly charity tournaments. Tournaments will feature pro athletes and influencers competing in a variety of games, with the winner choosing their charity of choice to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

The Play Apart Together tournaments will happen each week on Thursday evening, exclusively streamed via Facebook Gaming. using their recently launched tournament feature. Fans can track standings and brackets with celebrities throughout the sports and gaming world, including Dwight Howard, Christian McCaffrey, Joe Burrow, Alex Bergman, Jen Selter, and Fatal1ty.

Winning a tournament will award $25,000 to a charity chosen by the winner. Fans and viewers are also encouraged to donate to Facebook’s COVID-19 Fundraiser for the World Health Organization, which will match up to $10 million in funding. Currently the fundraiser is sitting at just under $6 million from over 200,000 donations.

The first week is going on right now, with the first game as – you guessed it, Fortnite. Other tournament games will include Rocket League, NBA 2K20, and FIFA 20. The tournaments are sponsored by State Farm and Alienware.

The World Health Organization’s Play Apart Together initiative is aimed at helping people stay home and stay informed about the pandemic through gaming.

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Gaming with the Moms Episode 77: Even Kojima Can’t Live Up to That Hype

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The PlayStation Experience is this weekend and Hideo Kojima will be talking about his upcoming game, Death Stranding. Is it a good idea for him to be talking about this game so early? Besides that, attendees of the show will be able to play 100 games. We’ll tell you what they are. No Man’s Sky, the most hated game of the year, got a big update that actually adds in a lot of what we all wanted in the first place. Plus an investigation into false advertising for the game has been closed. The developers didn’t do anything wrong. Now you can play games within Facebook Messenger, and there’s speculation that a new Marvel vs. Capcom game may be on the way. Oh, and Stephen’s been playing Final Fantasay XV. We’ll give you scoop.

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