When most people sit down at their computer or console to play a game, their reasons might be to unwind, challenge themselves or have fun with friends. But for at least one player in the South Korean e-sports community, "League of Legends" has become a matter of life and near-death. Cheon Min Ki, known as Promise, attempted suicide last week after finding himself in a match-fixing scandal.
The fact that Ki survived jumping off a 12-story building and has since regained consciousness has changed the light of this tragedy somewhat, and the gaming community, especially the "League of Legends" sub-Reddit, has banded together to help cover the medical expenses that are sure to be incurred during his long recovery. With only four days left in the YouCaring.com fundraiser sponsored by e-sports news site Inven, nearly a thousand supporters from around the world have contributed.
One such gamer is Gregg, known on Reddit as daft_inquisitor, who is streaming a 24-hour charity marathon League of Legends gaming session on Twitch. At writing, he is nearly half-way through his game time, which will end Monday at 7 a.m. EDT. He's had a small but steady supply of viewers, but would welcome more. All donations will be contributed to Promise's fund. Find him on Twitch, to support, encourage and of course, donate. If you do stop by, tell him Allie from Examiner.com sent you.