Alpine Esports ambassador Thomb’s 26-hour F1 Manager stream raises £3,000+ for SpecialEffect

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Thomb, an ambassador and streamer for UK-based racing team Alpine Esports, has raised more than £3,000 for SpecialEffect, the UK-based charity that makes gaming more accessible for people with disabilities.

Thomb, real name Thom Brouwer, was streaming for the new F1 Manager game for 26 hours across four days, where over 140,000 people watched in total.

Thom said on X (aka Twitter) he was proud to have raised the money.

“We managed to raise £3,189.69 for SpecialEffect through a total of 26 hours streaming the new F1 Manager game. I am so grateful and humbled by your support for this great cause,” Thom said. “Together, we’ve made a difference.”

The stream is part of Alpine Esports’ ongoing partnership with SpecialEffect. Their work together aims to raise funds and awareness of accessible gaming for the physically disabled through charity stream and bringing accessibility into industry conversations. 

Thomb creates content centered around F1 and sim racing on Twitch and YouTube.

Thomb said on his website: “My mission is to share my passion and energy with as many people as humanly possible, while bridging the gaps for viewers between sim racing and real racing. The livestreams I produce are one-of-a-kind, as I shape them into actual entertaining ‘shows’. If I can get people excited and inspire them in a positive way, either in general or about simracing as a whole, my job is done!”

Thomb also announced a partnership with Simracing Centre to bring viewers esports setups, coaching, strategies and engineering on F1 23.

Earlier this year, a new Alpine Esports Content Studio opened, as Alpine also announced their F1 Esports driver line-up, partners and ambassadors. PattyPatt was announced as a new ambassador, with AnaOnAir and Thomb renewing their contracts with the racing brand.

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