Esports Community Raises Over $25,000 in Charity Poker Event

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Ten North American League of Legends team owners and one Riot Games representative participated in The Big Bluff, a charity poker tournament, to raise over $25,000 this past Sunday. Working with Gamers for a Cause , each player competed for a charity of their choice. The event was livestreamed on and was produced by Next Generation Esports. All viewer donations went directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Participants included Andy “Reginald” Dinh of Team SoloMid, Jack Etienne of Cloud 9, and George “HotShotGG” Georgallidis of Counter Logic Gaming. However, it would be Riot esports manager Chris “Chopper” Hopper who would win the final hand with a two pair against Steve Arhancet of Team Liquid. Hopper won on behalf of his charity of choice, the Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.