CYBERATHLETE AND READYUP SUPPORT HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FOR UKRAINE
Global Campaign is a call to the esports community – tournament operators, leagues, game developers, streamers, teams and players – to step up and support the Ukraine war effort through influence
Cyberathlete, one of the oldest professional esports brands and tournament operators, and ReadyUp, a community marketing platform, announced the “Esports for Ukraine” campaign, which aims to donate up to $250,000+ to support those impacted by the Ukraine War through a partnership with World Central Kitchen (WCK).
Starting today, anyone can contribute to the “Esports for Ukraine” campaign to help feed those impacted by the war.
Why should gamers participate:
The conflict in Ukraine has cause millions of men, women, and children to flee their homes and become refugees. Just a few weeks ago some of these people were watching our streams, in esports tournament, or just playing games for fun… They were “US”. Now millions of dollars are needed per week just to give them enough food and water to keep them alive. We have the power of our communities to help make a huge impact.
We have set a minimum goal of $10,000 per week donation, but each time we receive $10,000 in donations, or T-shirts sales the money will be immediately sent.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
Purchase a T-shirt: Cyberathlete and ReadyUp will be working with artists, content creators, and esports teams from around the world to produce new t-shirt designs every two weeks. 100% of the profit from the t-shirt sales will be sent over weekly to WCK.
Shirts can be purchased at www.ogevo.tech
Esports Teams/influencers: Teams and influencers who would like to participate in a more direct and meaningful way with their communities can contact Cyberathlete to have a custom t-shirt made for their audience. All art costs will be covered by Cyberathlete and credit for the donation to WCK is given to the influencers.
Become a Corporate Sponsor: Companies wanting to participate in donating can do so by becoming a sponsor of Cyberathete’s 25th anniversary global esports collegiate event. Cyberathlete will match that sponsorship amount in direct donation to WCK up to $250,000. Company recognition of the donation to humanitarian efforts is optional.
Companies wanting more information may contact us at: Marketing@cyberathlete.com
Share on Social Media: Social media is still the fastest and most successful way to bring recognition to any social issue, and in a time where “Virtue Signaling” is becoming the norm, we invite you to use your Social Media influence to save lives.
Follow and share our stories #feedukraine #esportsforukraine
For real-time updates on the “Esports for Ukraine” campaign please visit:
For WCK updates on its Ukraine refugee response, follow WCK on social media:
Direct Donation: We will be launching a Venmo donations page in the next week for those wanting to give a monetary donation. This money will go directly to WCK. Please check back or watch for information on our social media.
Below is the humanitarian relief organization we are supporting. They are on the ground in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Hungry and Moldova providing healthy food and clean water daily.
Founded by Chef José Andrés, WCK began serving hot, nourishing meals within hours of the initial invasion that started February 24th, and are now set up in Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine. WCK is now serving more than 180,000 hot meals per day, and as this crisis is evolving rapidly, this number will continue to grow.
In addition to hot meals, WCK is distributing bulk food product including produce and dry goods to restaurant partners in Ukraine to supplement the strained food supply chain.
WHAT PURCHASES COUNT TOWARDS SUPPORTING PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE WAR IN UKRAINE?
All purchases made on our store site www.ogevo.tech will be used toward our humanitarian efforts to keep refugees fed.
HOW QUICKLY IS CYBERATHLETE SENDING FUNDS TO THE RELIEF ORGANIZATION WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN?
Donations will be transferred weekly. We’re not waiting for the actual funds to come in from our platform and payment partners, which can take a while depending on how the transaction was processed. Cyberathlete will track the total amount of transactions in a given week and pay out accordingly.
THESE ITEMS SEEM EXPENSIVE, HOW MUCH OF MONEY GOES TO WCK?
In order to keep the cost on inventory down on these limited run, custom products Cyberathlete has teamed with Printful.com to print “On Demand” While the cost per unit is higher, it allows for more special products with various artist, and is in line with the cost of a t-shirt at a concert or sporting event.
100% of the net profits from sales throughout the world (approximately $10.00), excluding taxes, third-party platform fees, refunds, returns, or reversals is paid out. Net profits is equal to the gross net of returns & chargebacks, billing costs, bandwidth cost, operations cost, and taxes.
I’M A CONTENT CREATOR. HOW CAN I GET MYSELF AND MY COMMUNITY INVOLVED?
If you’d like to contribute your time to support this humanitarian relief effort to feed people affected by the war in Ukraine. We have two ways:
- You can use the ReadyUp widget on your Twitch or Discord accounts to promote our “Call to Action” of buying a t-shirt or donating to the campaign
- If you believe you have a large enough community, and would like to have a custom shirt designed, you can contact us at email@example.com to get all the details. All cost for the design is covered by Cyberathlete.
I WOULD LIKE TO USE THE READYUP SYSTEM TO HELP WITH THE ESPORTS FOR UKRAINE CAMPAIGN, HOW DO I SET UP?
The ReadyUp Twitch Extension lives below your stream and displays the fundraiser for Esports for Ukraine. After activating the widget, it is completely hands-off.
The Widget ID you’ll use during setup is 39799a84-7678-44e8-bf50-f60ad9da0fe0
Step 1 – Sign in to Twitch and access the ReadyUp Twitch Extension using this link: https://dashboard.twitch.tv/extensions/lx5db8vycmio4ascv35jozl47phe2x
Step 2 – Press Install, then Configure. Paste the Widget ID provided above in the “Widget ID” box and leave the other fields blank. Hit Save.
Step 3 – To activate the extension to display on your Twitch page, start by going to the Extensions section in your dashboard: https://dashboard.twitch.tv/extensions
Step 4 – Click on the My Extensions tab. In the ReadyUp box, press Activate and select what panel slot you’d like the extension to appear in under your stream. If unsure, just use Panel 1.
Step 5 – Navigate to your Twitch channel’s “About” tab and check below the video player to ensure the extension is installed and visible. Done!
A more detailed walkthrough with screenshots can be found on ReadyUp’s support site at https://support.readyup.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500004647941
For Discord, we have a couple of great support articles complete with images and step-by-step instructions to walk through how to implement ReadyUp on a Discord server and use it to lookup events.
Instructions for initial bot setup: https://support.readyup.com/hc/en-us/articles/4406676729495
Discord bot setup will use this widget ID (same ID as Twitch): 39799a84-7678-44e8-bf50-f60ad9da0fe0
Instructions for Discord bot usage: https://support.readyup.com/hc/en-us/articles/4406692455575
IF I USE THE READYUP WIDGET, AM I GOING TO GET CHARGED ANYTHING?
This widget is free to use for all content creators working with us on this humanitarian effort, courtesy of ReadyUp Inc. If you have any questions, you can contact our marketing department for help.
CYBERATHLETE IS DISTRIBUTING PROCEEDS TO HUMANITARIAN RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS, DOES THAT MEAN I CAN CLAIM A CREDIT ON MY TAXES?
Purchases made in our store between won’t be considered tax deductible donations. Our company does not operate under 401c tax law. If you have more questions about this, we recommend contacting a tax professional in your country for assistance.