The Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am is HERE! All of the hard work has paid off and the event is underway over on the Complexity Twitch Channel. We want to say a big thank you to everyone that has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this happen. We also want to thank our players for participating and our broadcasters for putting on a great show. Most importantly, we would like to thank our sponsors Twitch, GreenbergTraurig LLP, Blue, Nations, and Wowhead. Without their generosity this event would not have been possible.
But the most important part of the Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am is the amazing charitable causes that our teams are battling on behalf of. These 5 non-profit organizations are doing incredible work throughout the country and we are so proud to be able to support them. Our sponsors have made it possible for us to provide a $10,000.00 prize pool, 100% of which will be donated to the 5 represented charities. The amount each charity will earn depends on how well their teams place in the tournament!
But we can do more! Below you will find information on each of the organizations, the teams representing them, and information on how to donate directly to support their missions. Join forces with your favourite World of Warcraft players to help support these causes by contributing a donation today!
The AbleGamers Charity strives to create opportunities to enable play in order to foster inclusive communities, combat social isolation, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Founded in 2004, AbleGamers has helped over 3500 people with disabilities through peer counseling and assistance with hardware and software challenges. They have engineered 49 custom equipment solutions for people with disabilities, have trained 114 developers to make accessible games and accessible features in their games, and have connected 328 players with disabilities since 2018 to empower them and become a leading voice in the gaming community.
Your donation will help AbleGamers provide one-on-one peer support counseling for people with disabilities to find or create accessible avenues into gaming. Your donation will help fund game rooms in hospitals and assisted living facilities that are filled with cutting-edge assistive technology, consoles, PCs, and video games. You can help AbleGamers sponsor gamers with disabilities to compete in esports tournaments or attend conferences as ambassadors to the community.
Teams: THE STIEFBRUDERS & HOPPY JOE
The Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit human rights organization committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Founded in 1989, EJI has led a continuous effort to change legislation, provide legal assistance, and contribute to public discourse and education. EJI provides legal representation to people who have been unfairly sentenced, illegally convicted, or abused in jails and prisons. By conducting and providing research and recommendations, EJI assists advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of Criminal Justice Reform. In 2018, EJI opened the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, both in Alabama, where staff members conduct educational tours and representations for thousands of students, teachers, faith leaders, professional associations, community groups, and international visitors each year.
EJI has earned a perfect score from Charity Navigator, and your donation is a critical contribution to their mission.
Teams: GOOSY GOOD
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does!
Founded in 2012, Girls Who Code has reached over 500 million people worldwide through online resources, campaigns, and advocacy work. Over 450,000 girls have taken part in summer immersion programs, clubs, and college lops. 50% of participants in Girls Who Code programs come from historically underrepresented groups. Girls Who Code proudly promotes its values of Bravery, Sisterhood, and Activism, to all participants.
Your donation will help Girls Who Code provide After-School Clubs for girls in grades 3 to 12 to explore coding and programming in a fun environment. Your donation will help build College Loops – a community of GWC alumni for networking opportunities and community building from within. You will also help fund Summer Immersion Programs for girls in grades 10 to 12 to get exposure to jobs in tech, and to learn the basics of coding and programming. Help close the gender gap in computer science, and provide girls with the tools they need to change the world!
Teams: RUNTIME TERROR, PRESS W ZUG ZUG, & TO THE MOON
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.
The Trevor Project provides accredited crisis counseling and suicide prevention to any LGBTQ young person that needs support through the Trevor LifeLine, TrevorChat, and TrevorText, 3 different modes of communication (phone, IM, and text) that are available 24/7 to LGBTQ youth in need. The Trevor Project runs and moderates TrevorSpace, an international social media platform for LGBTQ youth, and does regular and important research on LGTBQ suicidology with regular evaluations and surveys to ensure the services they provide reduce the risk of suicide and help further the effort to understand mental health issues of LGBTQ youth.
The Trevor Project was founded in 1998, and in 2020 alone has a) served over 150,000 callers, texters and chatters that reached out for support, b) helped pass legislation in 4 states protecting LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy, c) helped over 90% of youth that reached out with de-escalation from suicidal ideation, and d) provided 200,000 young people with a safe, affirming online community space on TrevorSpace.Your donation to The Trevor Project will help fund these incredible and life-saving services. It will also help pass local, state, and federal legislation to protect the rights of LGBTQ people. Your contribution will save lives.
Teams: OLD BUT GOLD
U.S.VETS is on a mission to end veteran homelessness in the United States, and will work tirelessly until no person who has served their country is left sleeping on its streets. All veterans deserve every opportunity to live with dignity and independence.
Founded in 1993, U.S.VETS supports over 20,000 veterans each year. To date they have helped provide 1,168 job placements, 2,598 permanent housing placements, 57,504 supportive counseling sessions, 477,526 meals served at U.S.VETS mess halls, and 416,564 bed nights at U.S.VETS locations. The numbers are undeniable and show the incredible service U.S.VETS provide to combat veteran homelessness.
Your donation will help U.S.VETS provide temporary and permanent housing solutions to uplift at-risk, low-income and homeless veterans and their families. It will contribute to counseling and treatment services designed to address the unique needs of each veteran dealing with transition back into civilian life and the mental stress of combat-related traumatic events. Your donation will help with assistance to achieve gainful employment for veterans through Career Centers and counseling. Whatever a veteran needs, U.S.VETS supports, and your contribution makes that happen.
Teams: CADRE COMPADRES