American rapper Post Malone‘s love for video games is not only rewarding him but also the charities he played for recently.
On Thursday, 4th August, TMZ reported that Malone raised $196,000 over the course of four days by playing his favourite battle royale video game Apex Legends.
The 27-year-old hosted a series of “Gaming for Love” live streams on Twitch for charities like the Human Rights Watch, Project HOPE, United Way, and The Trevor Project. On a private server, Post’s final stream tournament consisted of 60 people and on that night he gained a donation of $76,026, departing with a boom.
Respawn Entertainment, the company behind Apex Legends provided a donation of $40K, making the total amount over the $200K mark.
Post Malone is a huge Apex fan
During an episode of the “Full Send Podcast”, the singer mentioned his favorite genre of the game and said he is a great fan of Apex Legends and prefers it over similar titles like Fortnite and even Warzone and Call of Dury. He emerged in content creator’s streams from time to time to play some Apex with them.
“Fortnite never stuck out to me because I don’t want 12-year-olds cranking 90s on me and literally making me throw my monitor across the room,” Malone said in June, “I would play Warzone, and Call of Duty, I was just never a BR guy because I’m not that good at them. But something about Apex, I just started playing it and I really, really enjoyed it.” [H/T Dexerto]
In 2011, Malone began his music career and got recognized with debut single ‘White Iverson’ in 2015. It peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The songwriter is going to launch a new YouTube gaming account and all the streams would be uploaded with a donation button for people wanting to continue to help out. Recently, the singer released his album Twelve Carat Toothache.