Fortnite streamer Ninja donates thousands of dollars to Twitch charity event Z Event, helping it to achieve a world record. Z Event is an annual charity event held by streamers and this year it is raising money for Institut Pasteur, a French non-profit organization that studies vaccines and diseases.
From September 20 to September 23, 2019, a group of streamers took part in Z Event 2019, streaming video games and getting their viewers to support a worthy cause. While Ninja, who has moved from Twitch to Mixer, wasn’t part of the event, he did find the time to donate €26,000 to the cause.
Ninja’s donation was met with enthusiastic cheers from the hosts who can be seen saying “Ninja!” and “Thank you very much Ninja for your donation.” Nearly a quarter of a million people have watched the video on Twitter, more than 1,000 people have retweeted it and more than 10,000 people have liked it.
The donation from Ninja helped this year’s Z Event to break a world record. Z Event 2019 raised €3.9 million, making it the most amount of money raised for a charity stream.
It has also made people change their minds about Ninja. The hugely popular streamed has been criticized for “selling out” by accepting money from Microsoft to move to Mixer, he once said the n-word in a stream, and he once said that his stream with Drake helped to push gaming mainstream.
However, it’s difficult to deny that Ninja has done something good here. If the guy can’t get praise for donating money to charity, what can he do?