After a two-week “bidding war,” a winner has emerged from Mediatonic’s campaign to raise money in exchange for a special, custom-branded skin for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. Or rather, winners have emerged.
???? BIDDING IS FINISHED ????— Fall Guys ???? (@FallGuysGame) August 31, 2020
THE WINNERS ARE:@G2esports @Ninja @AimLab @MrBeastYT
With a combined donation of $1,000,000 for @SpecialEffect
Probably the spiciest team up since The Avengers??????https://t.co/Q2G3h9UyDh
Streaming superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, in collaboration with G2 Esports, FPS training game Aim Lab, and YouTuber Jimmy “Mr. Beast” Donaldson, have pooled together US$1 million to donate to Special Effect, the designated beneficiary of the fund drive. Special Effect is a UK-based nonprofit that enables persons with disabilities to play and enjoy video games using customized gaming peripherals.
Unbelievable! THANK YOU to the winners @aimlab, @G2esports, @MrBeastYT, @Ninja & everyone who bid, and to @FallGuysGame for making it all possible. Your generosity will enable us to continue making gaming dreams come true for people with physical disabilities around the world!???? https://t.co/cBKDIBwN4p pic.twitter.com/HD16H07BML— SpecialEffect (@SpecialEffect) August 31, 2020
Ninja, G2 Esports, Aim Lab, and Mr. Beast will each get their own specially designed Fall Guys skin as a reward for their generosity.
Ninja earlier teamed up with Aim Lab to put together a bid of US$420,069. However, bids kept coming in as the donation drive’s August 31 deadline approached, knocking them off the top spot. At the last minute, with the top bid at US$510,000, Ninja dropped this announcement:
Been thinking… since it is for charity and the goal IS to raise as much as possible for @SpecialEffect ive decided to team up with @G2esports @MrBeastYT and @aimlab for a combined donation of $1,000,000 for the @FallGuysGame bid!— Ninja (@Ninja) August 31, 2020
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There aren’t any final designs yet for the specially branded skins, but Aim Lab and G2 Esports appear to have some ideas:
Crowns should be held in the palms of those who continue to do good ???? We've teamed up with @G2esports, @Ninja & @MrBeast to pledge $1,000,000 for charity! @SpecialEffect you dropped this ???? pic.twitter.com/siBA3q819d— Aim Lab (@aimlab) August 31, 2020
You roll up to the finish line and see this. What do you do? pic.twitter.com/2WM3febrlq— G2 Esports ???? (@G2esports) September 1, 2020
Aim Lab continues to be in a giving mood, offering US$2,500 for the best design pitch for their branded Fall Guys skin.
Design our chunky Aim Lab boi & have your design in Fall Guys forever ???? The winning design also gets a cheeky $2500 from us! Entries close Sep. 4th ???? pic.twitter.com/2Sd75NB0Lf— Aim Lab (@aimlab) September 1, 2020
And it looks like the sheer joy of playing Fall Guys has inspired the benefactors to give even more. Ninja has announced that a Fall Guys charity stream — featuring himself, G2, Aim Lab, and Mr. Beast — is in the works to raise more money for Special Effect.
Fall Guys is available on the Sony PlayStation 4 and on PC via Steam.