Odisha Train Accident: Indian gaming community donates over Rs 30 lakh

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Several popular professional gamers and streamers contributed over Rs 30 lakh in relief funds for the victims of the recent Odisha train accident that occurred on 2 June 2023.

Popular esports organization S8UL contributed over Rs 15 lakh alone through a recent charity stream where several creators from S8UL took part, including Lokesh Jain (8Bit_Goldy) and professional cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal. Professional players Tanmay Singh (ScoutOP) and Naman Mathur (Mortal) also took part, with each donating Rs one lakh for the cause.

ScoutOP, who is also from Odisha, said, “Being from Odisha, I strongly felt it was my responsibility to do whatever I could within my capacity and help the people affected by this tragic disaster. The overwhelming success of the charity stream brings me an incredible sense of pride and joy. Raising INR 15 Lakhs will greatly aid those in need.”

Expressing his gratitude, ScoutOP said, “I’m immensely thankful to the members of S8UL, Yuzvendra Chahal, and the entire gaming community for their support. I am also grateful to my audience whose participation and generosity have played a significant role in helping us make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by the tragedy.”

One of the biggest Indian YouTubers and streamer Ajey Nagar (CarryMinati), also organized a charity stream and raised over Rs 13 lakh, to which he contributed Rs 1.5 lakh. Nagar expressed his gratitude on Twitter, thanking everyone who donated.

“It’s just heartbreaking to see these upsetting visuals. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every person affected by this shocking incident. I pray for a speedy recovery of the injured and extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families,” he said.

Team Rebel from GodLike esports, who secured first position in the recent Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) rising hosted by Krafton, and Team Jonathan, who finished in second position, also contributed all the winnings from the tournament towards Odisha relief, making a total contribution from GodLike esports of Rs five lakh.