Proceeds went to a hospital in the gamer’s hometown.
A Tunisian gamer played Garena Free Fire for 12 straight hours and managed to raise $1,500 for a hospital in his hometown to help fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Wassim Dhieb managed to turn his passion for playing into something that can benefit everyone especially during a time of crisis.
Dhieb started playing Garena Free Fire in October of 2018 and has been playing the game ever since. The 27-year-old gamer then broadcasted his 12-hour gameplay on YouTube that currently has 329,000 subscribers. Once he started his stream, people from all over the world have started donating to his cause.
The money raised for Dhieb’s live stream will be given to a hospital in Kasserine located in north-west Tunisia, which will greatly benefit the frontliners who are currently battling the disease.
“I would like to thank everyone who has donated to this fundraiser as without their support, I would not have been able to raise so much money for a hospital in Tunisia. As a Tunisian citizen, I wanted to help in any way I could as it was difficult to see people suffering in my own country,” Dhieb said in a statement. “It was fantastic to see the gaming community come together and unite and I hope this money will make a difference to the everyday lives who are affected by this pandemic.”
Garena Free Fire is one of the few battle royale games available on iOS and Android devices.