@LiquidNuckleDu donates his @DreamHack Montreal winnings towards Hurricane Irma relief
Over the weekend, gamers flocked to Canada to participate in DreamHack Montreal, where thousands of dollars were put up for grabs across a multitude of fighting games.
One of these games was Street Fighter V, which would be won by Liquid Nuckledu, who’d successfully gate-kept Echo Fox Justin Wong twice in a row…once in Winner’s Finals and once in Grand Finals.
But rather than bask in his portion of a $10,000 prize pool, Nuckledu has decided to donate all of his winnings towards relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Florida on Sunday.
1st place at DreamHack Montreal! Donating all of my winnings towards hurricane Irma relief. Thank you for your support guys! pic.twitter.com/tNmBAwMEIE
— Du Dang (@LiquidNuckleDu) September 10, 2017
This gesture was met with uproarious approval from people inside and outside the fighting game community. As the damage left behind by Irma and Harvey has been astronomical, any contribution that goes towards recovery for the affected areas goes a long way. We salute Nuckledu for such an amazing gesture.
Since DreamHack Montreal was classified as a ranking event for Capcom Pro Tour 2017, points were distributed to the players who’d placed high enough. Nuckledu, however, is already guaranteed his spot in the bracket for Capcom Cup 2017, since he won the Cup last year.
At this time, we’d like to remind you that the FGC launched a donation drive to support the victims of Hurricane Irma last Wednesday. Everybody is welcome to make a contribution via the donation page at tiltify.com. Please be advised that the drive concludes this Wednesday and that the goal is $10,000.
For more information on the fund raiser, please see this article.
Okay guys here it is!! Donate directly through this link!
Goal of $10,000 and it is set for 9/6-9/13! RT RT RT!!https://t.co/NYJFWyptol
— Chris Tatarian (@Chris_Tatarian) September 6, 2017
If you’d like to check out the SFV Grand Finals for DreamHack Montreal, see the video below.