Custa, the Overwatch League’s most wholesome veteran, has once again turned his efforts towards doing some good. The former LA Valiant player hosted a charity stream on January 5 to raise money for Australian firefighters. With an initial donation goal of $5,000, Custa subjected himself to four shoeys, a teaspoon of pure vegemite, and donned a koala onesie in the name of saving his homeland. In the end, viewers smashed his goal, raising a total of $10,345.61 for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
We end the stream at $10,345.61 raised for Australian fire services. Never could I have imagined we could put this much together, it's unbelievable.
I can't put into words how incredible this stream was, thank you all for joining me in helping support people in need!
— Scott Kennedy (@Custa) January 6, 2020
In a classic “Custa ‘Cooks'” stream format, Custa attempted to bake both an apple pie and a fruit pizza. Additionally, he hosted a second stream in which he attempted to cook the dishes promised by his donation goals. These included a risotto, halibut, beef wellington, and a chocolate souffle for dessert. Throughout the stream, his chat good-naturedly offered him advice on constructing the dishes without much threat to life and limb.
Nine hours. Nearly $9,000 raised for Australian firefighters and we're almost halfway done with this season of Hell's Kitchen. Apple pie is in the oven and if you want a rundown of how today is going, this'll do it. STILL GOING THO. https://t.co/JDHWuJ15EL pic.twitter.com/s6qCcZqbz6
— Liz Richardson (@mizliz_) January 6, 2020
Custa’s efforts join those of other Australian streamers, including Loserfruit and Fasffy, who have used their platforms to raise money for the firefighting effort. According to the BBC, as of Monday, an estimated 130 bush fires are raging across the island nation. A majority of these fires are along the coast of New South Wales. The money raised by Custa and his Twitch viewers will go towards supporting the firefighters and their families.
The NSW Rural Fire Service is still accepting donations to support their efforts to control the bush fires. To contribute to the effort of fighting the bush fires, click here.
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