Yesterday, Twitch streamers from France held the platform’s biggest ever charity event – and in the process earned a nod from Emmanuel Macron himself. The French President called the combined efforts of 54 streamers uniting for Z Event “inspiring” on Twitter. Their end total? Approximately €3,509,197, which converts to £3,093,813.

The event kicked off on Friday 20 September at 6pm in Montpellier and ended at 1am on Monday morning. During the extended weekend, an army of all-star streamers gathered in a big room and broadcast to their respective channels, with the singular aim of inspiring as many donations from their communities as possible.

Each Twitch channel was free to show whatever they wanted: Domingo, who has 610,257 followers, played a variety of games, including FIFA 20 and Planet Coaster. Trinity, with 114,413, followers, dabbled in Tricky Towers and The Sims 4. Mizu, who has 37,872 followers, streamed Dance Dance Revolution as song requests from viewers poured in. There was certainly no shortage of entertainment.

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