Two London Royal Ravens Call of Duty players won the Røkkr Royale charity tournament this weekend.
English Ravens players (and brothers) Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall and Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall teamed up with Gangstazsalute88 to form the ‘RavensForNHS’ team.
They went on to win the CoD tournament, which focused on the recently released free-to-play battle royale game Warzone and was set up to benefit charities in the fight against COVID-19.
There were other top CoD League players from different teams and other personalities taking part, including XFL Quarterback and former NFL player Josh Johnson, celebrity DJ Jauz and more.
Each team won an amount for a charity of their choice. First-placed RavensForNHS won $15,000 for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. There was $40,000 up for grabs altogether.
On top of this, any donations made during the stream went to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and were matched 100% by the Minnesota Røkkr esports organisation.
“Players picking their charities has been great to see,” said Røkkr COO Brett Diamond.
“At the end of the day we’re all asking ourselves how we can help those in need during this situation, and we appreciate the opportunity to create some positivity during a tough time for many people.”
The stream raised more than $4,500 in donations by the end of the stream and that will be matched by Minnesota Røkkr.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.