Anonymous $100k donation rockets Ninja's GuardianCon charity stream past its goal

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Florida-based gaming convention GuardianCon (opens in new tab) technically begins tomorrow, but its organizers have been hosting a series of 'Charity Blitz' streams all week, with all donations going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (opens in new tab). Fortnite streamer Ninja (opens in new tab) stepped up to the plate earlier today, and his stream not only pushed the event's total donations past its $2.7 million goal, but saw one of the biggest single donations in the entire event: $100,000 from an anonymous philanthropist (who fans reckon was either Drake the rapper or developer Epic Games). 

You can watch the moment the $100,000 donation drops below. The best part is that Ninja isn't watching the donation feed when it hits and only notices a few seconds afterward, stunned silent. 

It was also fun to see the moment GuardianCon's total donations crossed $2.7 million. The tipping point was a rally of last-minute donations during the final game of Ninja's Fortnite stream:  

In total, Ninja's stream saw over $325,000 in donations. As a result, per his donation milestones, Ninja will be re-dyeing his hair and getting two tattoos in honor of GuardianCon. He's not the only GuardianCon streamer to come away from the event with a tattoo, either: After raising $50,000 in 30 minutes, two Destiny 2 streamers are getting matching butt tattoos. (opens in new tab) 

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.