Youtube streamer Ludwig has been locked up live for 16 hours for charity
The American Youtube streamer Ludwig Ahgren will be online for 50 hours from tomorrow. Not an exceptional thing in itself, streamers nowadays often organize so-called “subathons”. Still, this marathon stream is going to be different from all the others. Ahgren will not stay in his own trusted stream studio at home during the 50 hours, but will be locked up in a glass cage in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. One of the most famous gaming events in the world will take place there this weekend: Dreamhack. As a result, this time, outside of his normal digital audience, he will also be able to be followed non-stop by the thousands of Dreamhack attendees.
As mentioned, such a stream marathon is not a unique phenomenon. Just about all the big names in the streaming world have spent several days online at some point in their careers, Ahgren's own "subathon" being perhaps the most famous. In March and April of last year, the Los Angeles-based streamer could be followed live for no less than 31 days. The event that also earned him the record for most simultaneous twitch subscribers, where he could be admired before his switch to Youtube earlier this year.
While only part of the proceeds went to various charities during his record-breaking marathon broadcast, this time all income will benefit charities. Specifically, these are the Alveus Sanctuary, an animal shelter of fellow streamer Maya Higa, and the American No Kid Hungry.