Multi-platinum recording artist Wiz Khalifa will livestream games for the first time on July 11 to raise funds for a good cause.
The event, called Wiz and Friends Charity Livestream, aims to raise funds for Rise Above the Disorder, a non-profit charity that covers the costs of mental health care for people in need. It will feature other music artists, athletes, professional gamers and influencers as well.
“We’re looking forward to using both our platform and our network to bring attention to worthy causes. We believe that esports are a wonderful way to bring people together and promote community, especially during such an unprecedented and isolating time,” said Knights president James O’Connor. “Softgiving is an amazing resource for us to bring everything and everyone together in order to make this all happen.”
A strategic partner for the Knights, Wiz will be the featured personality of these new philanthropic initiatives by the team.
“Nowadays artists are breaking music as well as premiering on different platforms like Twitch. I have always tried to be at the forefront of technology and I think this is another amazing moment in history. I am happy to be a part of it,” said Wiz.
For a chance to play with Wiz during the livestream, fans can donate now at wizandfriends.com. Two winners will be chosen to participate in the event.