Post Malone has donated more than $200,000 to charity by using his passion for video games.
The Twelve Carat Toothache singer oversaw a Twitch “Gaming for Love” broadcast series in July where participants played the well-liked battle royale game Apex Legends to support many organizations, including Human Rights Watch, Project HOPE, United Way, and The Trevor Project.
He attracted about 52,871 viewers during his nine-hour Twitch stream for United Way, and after exceeding his fundraising target of $50,000, he tried to do a backflip in celebration.
“I said that I would say I’ll attempt a backflip,” Post said on the stream. “This floor is mad hard in here y’all. … alright, alright.”
“Did I do it?” he said. “Was it close? Did it look crazy on stream at least? … honestly that was kinda crazy.”
Post Malone held a 60-player tournament on a private server, during which he collected $76,026 in donations.
Money Raised By Posty
Post Malone ended up raising over $196,000 in four nights, with some of the money going to Respawn Entertainment, the company that created Apex Legends. Respawn Entertainment then gave Post Malone $40,000 as a thank-you gift for his efforts, bringing his total to well over $200,000.
In addition to being a well-known gamer with a sizable Twitch audience, the “Sunflower” singer is an enthusiastic Magic: The Gathering player, and on Thursday, August 4, Posty will compete against one lucky fan for a $100,000 prize.
The two portions of the event, titled “Mana Y Mana: The Post Malone Magic Battle,” will be live webcast on Whatnot. Post Malone will hold a giveaway on the app starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, with a winner chosen at random to compete against him.
One lucky winner will be flown out to Los Angeles for the main event on August 11 and will sit across from Post Malone throughout the matchup. To join the promotion, viewers just click the “Enter Giveaway” icon on their screen.
“We built Whatnot with the ethos of offering hands-down the best experiences for the most passionate enthusiasts, hobbyists, and collectors,” explained John Walters, Whatnot’s head of special projects. “Post Malone, both as an artist and as a person, fits perfectly into this growing and supportive community.
“As a multi-talented artist with skills that extend beyond music — and as an avid Magic: The Gathering player and formidable opponent — we’re looking forward to seeing him battle it out live with one of our dedicated fans.”