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Team ArenaNet and Extra Life 2018

We are excited to announce that Team ArenaNet is participating in Extra Life for the second year in a row!

I want to start with huge thanks to the 50 ArenaNet employees who are giving their time to make this happen, both on livestream and behind the scenes. So many people from different teams stepped up as livestreamers, production and tech assistants, and chat helpers/moderators, and they deserve a big round of applause.

I also want to highlight the awesome news that ArenaNet is partnered with Extra Life this year as a Superteam! What this means, among other things, is that we can now host Sub Teams.

You're all invited to be a part of Team ArenaNet, but if you would rather create your own team with your friends, family, guild, raid team, or anyone you like, you can do that and still be part of the ArenaNet Superteam! All of your fundraising will still go toward the Children's Miracle Network hospitals you choose and toward your own team goals, but you'll also be a part of the ArenaNet Superteam overall total and your team/team members will appear in the leaderboards on our Superteam page.

A note: You're invited to join our team no matter what games you're playing for Extra Life–of course we'd love it if you choose Guild Wars or Guild Wars 2 for part or all of your game day event, but any gaming you do is in support of Children's Miracle Network hospitals and we support you in that!

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  • @DakotaCoty.5721 said:
    I'll be streaming Bless Online for that massive audience they have.

    Any game you choose in support of Extra Life, the money you raise goes straight to help little ones with life-threatening illnesses and injuries–I'm sure they and their families will be grateful for your support!

    A little background: A Children's Miracle Network hospital cared for my son briefly when he was a toddler and my husband and I were scared parents who didn't know what was wrong with our child. (He's fine now, yay!) The same hospital saw my three-year-old niece through her battle with cancer. She lost that battle at the age of four, but she was a little fighter and Children's Miracle Network cared for her and her parents in every way possible while she was fighting. Thanks to events like Extra Life, the tragedy wasn't made even harder on her family by crushing medical bills.

    TL;DR: Thank you and everyone who participates, from the bottom of my heart, no matter what game you choose. <3

  • @Rubi Bayer.8493 said:

    @DakotaCoty.5721 said:
    I'll be streaming Bless Online for that massive audience they have.

    Any game you choose in support of Extra Life, the money you raise goes straight to help little ones with life-threatening illnesses and injuries–I'm sure they and their families will be grateful for your support!

    A little background: A Children's Miracle Network hospital cared for my son briefly when he was a toddler and my husband and I were scared parents who didn't know what was wrong with our child. (He's fine now, yay!) The same hospital saw my three-year-old niece through her battle with cancer. She lost that battle at the age of four, but she was a little fighter and Children's Miracle Network cared for her and her parents in every way possible while she was fighting. Thanks to events like Extra Life, the tragedy wasn't made even harder on her family by crushing medical bills.

    TL;DR: Thank you and everyone who participates, from the bottom of my heart, no matter what game you choose. <3

    Hey Rubi, I was trolling in my first post, Guild Wars 2 always has me coming back - sentimentally I met my now-fiance on GW1 so it's very hard to give up. I'll happily follow and support a cause to help organisations that help children.

    As a patient in the UK, we thankfully don't have to worry about medical bills but the woe is understood from countries who do not have universalised health care - if it wasn't for our NHS, my transplant probably wouldn't have happened when I was a baby.

    I'm fortunate enough to see a game I am passionate about, that's always here, take part in a charity event like this. I'm also sorry to hear about the loss of your niece.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just to be extra clear here, is this thing only for usa players or can the whole world participate?

  • People around the world can and do join in every year! Extra Life has been going strong for ten years now, and gaming communities from all over the globe step up and play games to help these kids on game day.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rubi Bayer.8493 said:
    People around the world can and do join in every year! Extra Life has been going strong for ten years now, and gaming communities from all over the globe step up and play games to help these kids on game day.

    Just wanted to know since the blog post mentioned prices, usualy thats reserved for the usa people.

  • @Linken.6345 said:

    @Rubi Bayer.8493 said:
    People around the world can and do join in every year! Extra Life has been going strong for ten years now, and gaming communities from all over the globe step up and play games to help these kids on game day.

    Just wanted to know since the blog post mentioned prices, usualy thats reserved for the usa people.

    Ahh, gotcha. Well, we will be following our usual Twitch giveaway legal rules, posted here. Point one reads "The selection of the winners will be made among all eligible entrants worldwide. The prizes are allocated to the winners which have been selected on a worldwide basis".

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