On December 3rd, 2019, a Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament was held for charitable reasons. The event was hosted by the University of California Irvine (UCI) in honor of Giving Tuesday — a social good holiday that prompts consumers to donate for a variety of causes.
For the gaming event, UCI collaborated with GameChanger Charity and Amazon Web Services. The latter owns popular livestream platform Twitch, which profiled the initiative on its front page.
Hosted on the UCI eSports Arena, the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament was meant to raise funds for GameChanger Charity which is a not-for-profit "leveraging technology and innovation to improve the lives of hospitalized children facing a life-threatening illness." Since its conception three years ago, UCI eSports Arena has been an avid partner of GameChanger Charity.
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