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SpecialEffect's GameBlast24: Join the UK's Biggest Charity Gaming Marathon (Feb 23-25)

SpecialEffect's GameBlast24: Join the UK's Biggest Charity Gaming Marathon (Feb 23-25)

Published: Monday, February 19, 2024Tagged: Gaming, ID@Xbox, Industry

Join GameBlast24 on Feb 23-25 and help SpecialEffect (@SpecialEffect) make gaming accessible for everyone. SpecialEffect is an amazing charity that helps people with physical disabilities enjoy video games.

SpecialEffect's GameBlast24:  Join the UK's Biggest Charity Gaming Marathon Next Month

Heralded as ‘the best reason to game ever’, the charity’s GameBlast weekend will see gamers take on sponsored fundraising gaming-themed challenges including marathon live streams, speed runs, esports tournaments, board games sessions and games-themed office events. GameBlast has raised over £1M to support disabled gamers over the past eleven years. Signups are open now on Tiltify or donate on JustGiving.

SpecialEffect COO Tom Donegan said, “GameBlast has always been very close to our hearts, because it reflects the very essence of what we do: gamers coming together to help their fellow gamers. The buzz is incredible over the weekend and the creativity of the participants each year in devising new challenges to raise much-needed funds for SpecialEffect never ceases to astound us!”

Content creator and SpecialEffect ambassador Kolo, who is also a beneficiary of the charity’s support, will be running a charity stream during the weekend. She added, “SpecialEffect isn’t just about allowing somebody to play a game, [They] help people engage with an entire beautiful community and allow people to do things independently... I’m forever thankful for the help SpecialEffect gave me.”

In addition to the individual gamers and stream teams who’ll be gaming hard over the weekend, a host of games industry partners will also be taking part.

This year, participants can choose to join one of four optional teams on Tiltify to support and inspire each other during the event. Details of the GameBlast Teams can be found here. GameBlast apparel partners Insert Coin have this year created a limited edition GameBlast pin badge with all profits going to SpecialEffect.

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Official Site: https://www.specialeffect.org.uk


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