Notch, Valve and Bethesda to face off for charity

Blurb (short summary): Join the developers of Minecraft, Team Fortress 2 and Skyrim, as well as other gaming personalities in a brutal Team Fortress 2 shootout, as they show off their skills for charity.

Tags: TF2 Mixup, Valve, Bethesda, Notch, Mojang, TWiT, Child’s Play Charity, Veronica Belmont, Freddie Wong, Yogscast

Body: (International - March 15, 2012) - Celebrities are lining up to throw down for charity. Three lucky gamers who donate to Child’s Play Charity will have the chance to compete with the likes of Notch, Robin Walker and others, later this spring.

TF2 Mix-up has brought together some of the most exciting people in the gaming world for a Team Fortress 2 show match. The teams will consist of game developers, such as Robin Walker and Corey Peters (Valve), Nathan Purkeypile and Philip Nelson (Bethesda), and Markus ‘Notch’ Persson (Mojang), as well as online personalities like Yogscast, Veronica Belmont, Freddie Wong, and CaptainSparklez. TF2 Mix-up is asking the public to donate to the charity event, at tf2mixup.com, where three randomly selected donors will win a place in the match as well as signed merchandise from Valve and Bethesda .

“TF2 is my favorite game, hands down. I have spent way too much time organizing my (virtual) backpack and I can talk excitedly for hours about different strategies on Badlands. When new multiplayer games come out, I ask people if it has hats and carts. Those are the two most important things obviously. My office is also decorated almost entirely with TF2 posters and the Heavy Statue. I once even convinced a bunch of Bethesda people to dress up as TF2 characters for a TF2 themed party. Some people might say that I have a bit of an obsession... they are probably right.” - Nate Purkeypile (Bethesda developer)

This is the fourth TF2 Mix-up match of its kind. Donors have up until April 1 to be entered into the draw. The match will be held in private at a time and date that best suits all 18 competitors. Afterwards, the edited game will be released as a YouTube video on http://tf2mixup.com.

For m ore information about this event, visit http://tf2mixup.com

About TF2 Mix-up

Formed in 2010, TF2 Mix-up is a collaboration between gaming communities around the globe, with the purpose of promoting Team Fortress 2, while providing a fun experience for the match participants and the audience.

For more information about TF2 Mix-up, visit: http://tf2mixup.com/page/about

About Child’s Play

Child’s Play is a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, with toys and games in a network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. With cash donations, they purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.

For more information about Child’s Play Charity visit: http://childsplaycharity.org /

 

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