YouTube Gaming is holding a Fall Guys Season 2 tournament next weekend, ending with a $100,000 UNICEF donation in the winning team’s honor.
Fall Guys Season 2 is kicking off next week, and its first weekend will begin with a tournament on YouTube Gaming to benefit the United Nations Children’s Fund. Season 2 lands on PC and consoles on October 8, bringing new stages, features, and skins, all wrapped up in a season-long Medieval theme.
When Fall Guys launched this August, there was very little hype around it, but it quickly became one of the most talked-about games of the year. Its cuddly exterior hid a fiercely competitive and addictive battle royale, and its launch as a free bonus for PlayStation Plus subscribers put it in front of a massive audience right out of the gate. While Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 and Among Us have since arrived to steal some of its thunder, Fall Guys is still going strong, and its own second season could be the boost it needs just around the corner.
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YouTube Gaming will be hosting a Fall Guys tournament on October 9, the day after Season 2 launches, it announced in a press release today. Headlined by streamers and video makers including AyChristine, CouRage, Jazzyguns, JeromeASK, ItsFunneh, KreekCraft, and Logdotzip, it will provide a look at the game’s new content with some high-profile broadcasters to show it all off in style. Content creators will pair up in teams of two to tackle Fall Guys’ obstacle courses, with the winning team walking away with a custom YouTube Gaming crown and a $100,000 donation to UNICEF in their name. According to YouTube’s head of gaming Ryan Wyatt, Fall Guys has already gotten over 1.3 billion views on YouTube in the two months since its release.
Along with being a fun, unique battle royale, part of Fall Guys’ success has to do with the positive, welcoming atmosphere that its creators have curated. With an extremely active Twitter presence, Fall Guys has managed to keep the community around the game respectful and light – a recently purged batch of cheaters aside. This tournament won’t mark the first time that Fall Guys has used its immense popularity for good, either. After brands began clamoring to be added to the game through a cosmetic skin, Fall Guys challenged them to a charity auction, with a team including streamers Ninja and MrBeast eventually taking the prize with a $1 million donation to UK charity SpecialEffect.
Developer Mediatonic has a lot to live up to in Fall Guys Season 2. There’s no telling whether it will be able to recapture the magic of the game’s first few weeks of explosive success, but it’s hard to think of a better way to kick off the game’s next chapter than with a $100,000 donation to a good cause.
Fall Guys Season 2 begins on PlayStation 4 and PC on October 8.
Source: YouTube Gaming
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