Extra Life is Coming!

The Houstonian Editorial Team, led by Arturo Mosqueda and Ethan Horn, will be hosting a 25-hour livestream to raise money for Extra Life, a charity event sponsoring the Children’s Miracle Network and Texas Children’s Hospital.

Extra Life is a charity organization founded in 2010. The group encourages people who play video games to stream their gaming time with a common goal, raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

In the 5 years of events since then, the organization has grown exponentially, more than quadrupling the number of participants. In its first year the fundraiser gathered $450 thousand dollars, in 2016 that number has grown to over $8.3 million.

The Houstonian hopes to stream a number of different games, some old and some new, all worth checking out as holiday season rolls around.

Most of the games will be new releases. From Battlefield 1 to Call of Duty, we have all the biggest names for this holiday season. Our Editors will be on hand to tell you about what’s worth checking out and gifting.

The second group of games we’ll be streaming are perfect for parties. Whether gathered around the fire with family or in a dorm room, these are experiences anyone can pick up and play. Games like Jackbox Party Pack 3 use phones to let everyone get in on the fun, while Sportfriends is a collection of intense local multiplayer competitions that are easy to play and fun to watch.

We’ll also be partnering with the SHSU eSports team to host an hour or so of live Overwatch games. The team is undefeated in their tournaments against major colleges this year, so tune in to find out more about the eSports program and how to watch the Bearkats play!

Both Houstonian Sports Roundup and Leaflets will be hosting live versions of their podcasts. Sports Roundup will be right after the home Pink Out game. Sports Editor Ryan Reynolds will be able to get you the freshest information available.

During the stream The Houstonian will be giving away free shirts and other goodies, and our highest donor can pick what the editors play.

In addition, we are collecting stories for the stream to share how Texas Children’s Hospital has helped local families in our area. If you or someone you know has a story, let us know, we would love to share it. You can email it to campusculture@houstonianonline.com.

If you would like to donate to the cause, head over to tinyurl.com/shsucares. Our goal is $500 dollars, and we can only hit it with your help!

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