WeSave! Talents speak about the tournament — Part 2

Mar 22 2020 4 min read

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WeSave! Charity Play is already up and running. We've almost reached a goal of $150,000 and the first milestone, tried to answer all your questions, and donated ourselves.

People from all over the world are helping us to raise money to fight the coronavirus. And the talents who work at WeSave! Charity Play have their own motivations, thoughts, and stories. If you've missed the first part, read it here

First of all, let's start with Kyle Freedman. He was laconic but honest. 


"I came to Ukraine [to work at WeSave! Charity Play] because I think it is not possible to change the world. We can only change our own actions and hope to make a difference because of them. In addition, I have many friends here, and the country is much better prepared than my own. It made sense."

Then, we had a word with Darren "KillerPigeon" Elmy. 


"I've wanted to work with WePlay! for a while as I love the level of effort they put into their productions. The fact that such an opportunity coincided with the opportunity to help do some charitable good in the world made it impossible to say no. I think we have a great opportunity to not only raise money for a good cause but to also raise awareness as there's definitely a lot of inaccurate and frankly dangerous information going around about COVID-19; hopefully, we can help fix that a little bit."

Nikola "hairy_freak" Babic, a newcomer from Serbia — you can see his decent haircut frequently in the analyst panel.


"I work as an esports host and Dota caster in Serbia. Not so long ago I asked Lizzard if there is a chance for him to get me a chance to cast a big event in English. I was basically walking out of the studio when I got the message from him saying: I have an event, unpaid for, charity. So 12 hours later I was on a flight to Kyiv. So it's basically an opportunity to prove myself as a decent caster while trying to in some way give my contribution to raising awareness for COVID-19

I think the tournament is great. Since there isn't gonna be any LANs and people are gonna be in quarantine they might as well have some good Dota to watch. Plus we help raise money, maybe some awareness. I can't really find a better choice for some quality entertainment when it comes to esports given the current situation. 

WePlay! events look incredible on-screen, and now that I see how you people work I know why they look awesome."

Everyone in the world is trying to help — Luke "Fluke" Pate says that you better not drop Australia out!


"I joined the WeSave! tournament in order to show the international Dota scene that Australia is still here and willing to help and be apart of these events. I also wanted to be able to do as much as I could for the Dota fans out there without putting more people at risk. I think this tournament is really good for not just the Dota fans, but all people around the world. It’s a safe and good way to provide entertainment to everyone affected by COVID-19. I’m very excited to be apart of the team and give everyone a nice little shine of hope."

Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden is staying positive.


"This is a bizarre timeline where there are many who could use our support. I am glad to see that WePlay! has found a way to give that support while entertaining us with some good Dota2. It's heartwarming to see so many come together to make this happen, and I am happy to be a part of it."

Good guy Dominik "Lacoste" Stipić is doing his best.


"Even though we are in isolation right now, Dota community once again proves that being together makes us stronger. I'm happy that I can be a part of it and thank you WePlay! for making this happen. Being blessed by the opportunities that Dota provided me with, this is the least I can do to pay it back. Stay safe everyone and take care of each other!"

Michelle "Moxxi" Song is proud to be a part of the marathon.


"I love that WePlay! wants to give back to the community by donating the proceeds to the research efforts and I'm proud to donate my time to be a part!"

Trent "TrentPax" MacKenzie is willing to participate for a great cause.


"I joined because I think it's a great idea for a good cause. We are a global community of Dota players but we rarely face real-world challenges that impact us all. This pandemic is changing daily life for people the world over, so a community effort like this event reminds us that we are all in this together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help those most vulnerable to this disease."

What do you think? Share your thoughts on social networks using #weplay2save hashtag!

WeSave! Charity Play is on! Follow the special tag and stay tuned!


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