SIDEMEN Charity Match Raises Over $1,000,000
Sidemen YouTube team competed against an All-Star YouTube XI to raise over £1 million for charity.
A star-studded football match that was attended by YouTuber KSI helped earn over £1 million for charity.
More than 17 million people have already seen the Sidemen Charity Match 2022 event on YouTube as well as various internet sites thanks in large part to the Watford-born social media sensation, rapper, and boxer.
At Charlton Athletic's venue in London on Saturday, his Sidemen YouTube team competed against an All-Star YouTube XI in the presence of over 25,000 spectators.
The Sidemen XI prevailed 8-7 in a thrilling game after scoring 2 goals in overtime.
YouTube personalities from all over the globe participated in the match, including Mr. Beast, who has more than hundred million subscribers, the adolescent US streamer Speed, the Twitch streamer and YouTuber Edwin Castro, and other YouTubers including Theo Baker and Harry Pinero.
Freestyler Billy Wingrove was given control of the Sidemen, while Mark Goldbridge, a Manchester United supporter and YouTuber, headed the All-Stars. Ex-Premier League ref Mark Clattenburg served as the official.
The official squads for the charity match 2022 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/lHKN3y4PV2— Sidemen (@Sidemen) September 22, 2022
With a total of Fifteen goals scored, the match was played in excellent spirit and provided hours of entertainment for the thousands of viewers online.
The Teenage Cancer Trust, Living Miserably, Rays of Sunshine, and M7E—an educational organization that provides free school excursions and was founded by Sidemen member Simon Minter alias Miniminter—were among the four charities to whom spectators were asked to give funds throughout the game. It was the Sidemen's fourth consecutive charity game that had been planned.
The charity game had generated over £1 million, The Sidemen stated immediately after the game, and they thanked everybody for contributing to the "amazing" day.
What a day. That is what Watford native KSI, who was born there and lived there, tweeted after the event. Even though I am very exhausted, I am extremely pleased with what the internet and social media community accomplished today.
"So, amusing and brought in a ton of cash for charities. A significant event. We appreciate everyone who helped make this occasion so memorable, eager to repeat it next year."
What a day. I’m absolutely knackered but I’m so proud of what the social media/online community did today. So entertaining & raised so much money for charity. A historic moment. Thanks to everyone that made this event so special.— ksi (@KSI) September 24, 2022
Can’t wait to do it again next year :)
A significant role in the popularity of the seven-member Sidemen team is attributed to KSI, actual name Olajide Olatunji, who has over 24 million YouTube subscribers.
In addition to boxing, music, and business, his burgeoning career has seen him debut a brand-new energy drink named Prime at the Watford Asda early in the year.
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