Dexerto has teamed up with (RED), Tiltify, and more to deliver the first-ever (RED) Creator Cup. The event will bring creators from all over the world together for a Minecraft competition, raising money for urgent COVID relief.
(RED) was founded in 2006 by U2 frontman Bono and Bobby Shriver to help end HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. (RED)’s partners include Apple, FIAT, Jeep, Primark, and RAM, among many others, and through partner products, campaigns, and activations have generated nearly $700 million to fight pandemics.
In Spring 2020, (RED) recognized the growing need for urgent and equitable COVID relief in many of the world’s poorest communities, and since then has been raising money to do so. Now, Dexerto has joined forces with (RED) to help generate funds by creating The (RED) Creator Cup.
Kicking off the season of fundraising on December 1, 2021, The (RED) Creator Cup will bring some of the biggest creators together in a light-hearted Minecraft competition with special donation-triggered events happening in the game.
The chosen contestants for The (RED) Creator Cup are:
With many more to be announced soon!
Fans can participate in the fundraiser on December 1, 2021, by going over to (RED)’s Twitch and YouTube channels, as well the personnel channels of any of the creators listed above.
Each participating creator will join a modded Minecraft server and display a custom overlay provided by Tiltify showing the fundraiser. Going live from New York City, (RED) will broadcast the creator’s streams alongside their own, narrating and fundraising.
During the three-hour stream, contestants will work together to build and protect their village all while receiving donations.
Whenever someone donates using the Tiltify link provided to streamers, they can trigger events like in-game creeper spawns, tamed wolves, fireworks, and more.
On top of The (RED) Creator Cup bringing everyone together, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching all donations up to two million dollars.
After the event, anyone who wishes to game, stream, and raise money to provide COVID relief with (RED) will be able to access the in-game mod as well as the Tiltify overlay for their streams.