Las Vegas, NV – July 26, 2018 – Rogue, Las Vegas’ professional esports organization, is proud to announce Rogue athlete and top Fortnite streamer, Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo has broken several fundraising records as a part of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® PLAY LIVE campaign. With a total of $659,300 raised for St. Jude this year, DrLupo has broken the St. Jude PLAY LIVE records for largest donation per hour rate, most raised by a single fundraiser in a calendar year and most cumulatively raised by a single fundraiser.
DrLupo hosted a four-hour stream as a part of a week-long, 24-hour charity stream conducted by GuardianCon the week leading up to GuardianCon 2018 in Tampa, FL on July 11. His stream raised more than $356,000 in four hours, and GuardianCon has raised more than $2.7M for St. Jude in 2018. More than 80,000 viewers watched his stream as he played Fortnite with his two-year-old son, Charlie, on his lap. Those who donated were offered incentives including raffle tickets, a chance to play Fortnite with DrLupo at a later date, and the ability to interact with DrLupo mid-stream by making him undertake challenges like dropping all of his weapons or building materials.
“Giving back has been a huge part of who I am on Twitch ever since I started streaming,” said Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo. “Any opportunity I have to promote helping the greater good is something that I enjoy being a part of. One of the best parts of being a streamer is seeing communities of people form and working with those communities to help benefit others and leave a legacy of positivity.”
Charitable causes have been a large part of DrLupo’s Twitch streams, with him commonly teaming up with other personalities like well-known streamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins to raise money for a variety of charitable organizations.
“DrLupo is a prime example of the type of player we want as a part of Team Rogue,” said Frank Villarreal, Rogue owner and co-founder. “He’s not only incredibly talented, but also has the drive to make a positive impact in the world and within the community of gamers he has built.”
Brands, teams and media companies interested in connecting with DrLupo, Rogue or ReKTGlobal can learn more about the company and contact the team at http://rektglobal.com/contact/. You can view DrLupo’s Twitch channel here: https://www.twitch.tv/drlupo.
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Rogue is a professional esports organization based in Las Vegas, NV, with teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, H1Z1, Vainglory, Rocket League, Rainbow Six: Siege, PUBG and Fortnite. Since Rogue’s inception, it has become a globally recognized brand with over a dozen championship wins in multiple games. Rogue’s extensive list of accolades includes building a world championship Overwatch team with major tournaments wins in North America, Europe and Asia, a CS:GO team that won the Mountain Dew League Premier Championship after only one season and subsequently qualified for ECS and ESL Pro Leagues, and teams with tournament wins in H1Z1 and Vainglory, as well as top-ranked and wildly popular teams in Rocket League and Rainbow Six: Siege. For more information, please visit www.rogue.gg.
About ReKTGlobal, Inc.
ReKTGlobal, Inc. is an esports infrastructure company that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. The ReKTGlobal executive team brings decades of experience from Startups, Venture Capital/Private Equity, Sports, Media, Entertainment and Sports Marketing/Sponsorship. The company has offices in New York City and Charlotte, and has welcomed partners from the sports, media and entertainment industries.
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