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Direct Relief’s Colosseum Races into a Weekend of Gaming for Good

The 2023 event will bring together some of the world's best speedrunners in Las Vegas to raise support for Direct Relief.


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The Colosseum event in 2022, hosted at Direct Relief's headquarters in Santa Barbara, California. This year's event will run from Oct. 6-8 and feature some of the world’s best video game speedrunners and benefitting the organization’s global disaster and emergency response efforts. (Direct Relief photo)

Direct Relief will hold the second annual Speedrun Colosseum live-streamed gaming event October 6-8 from Las Vegas, featuring some of the world’s best video game speedrunners and benefitting the organization’s global disaster and emergency response efforts. The live broadcast will be streamed on Twitch, the leading social video platform and community for gamers.

Live on air, an eclectic group of content creators will play through their favorite video game series at breakneck speeds while encouraging audience participation and engagement. Players will compete blindfolded, wearing oven mitts on their hands, and sharing a single game controller – incentives that will challenge them to show off their gaming knowledge while bringing lots of laughs to the broadcast audience.

The event will feature popular game series including Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Elden Ring, Pokémon, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Additionally, viewers can expect exciting outdoor sports segments and music performances.

Founded in 2017, the Colosseum event series is an e-gaming initiative by Direct Relief aiming to unite communities for good. Each Colosseum event brings together some of the most entertaining online creators to produce a show for their combined audiences while encouraging viewers to learn more about Direct Relief’s humanitarian efforts.

Over the past six years, Colosseum communities have donated more than $2.3 million to help improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty, natural disasters, and other emergencies.

Visit the site for more information and to tune into the event.

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