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Chess, PUBG MOBILE and Entertainment - Cricketers, Grand Masters, Comedians, Rappers and Gamers Unite For Charity

Shounak Sengupta

14th May, 2020
  • Comedian and livestreamer Samay Raina hosted a charity stream involving celebrities from different fields. 
  • The stream saw good viewership and a respectable amount was collected.  

In what was to be one of the most unique and entertaining streams on YouTube during the quarantine period, Samay Raina’s charity stream was quite the success, pulling in a good viewership and more importantly collecting nearly 5.5 lakh INR for a good cause. The young comedian/streamer has begun to build up a sizable chess fan base with regular streams and high profile guests and previously hosted another chess themed charity event where he raised INR 8.33 Lakh.


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The amount collected via Superchats on YouTube will be confirmed in a few days


This time around the theme was more revolving around entertainment and variety as he brought in two big faces from the Indian PUBG MOBILE scene, ScoutOP and Mortal. Even YouTuber and gamer Carryminati, whose latest video has caused quite the stir made a brief appearance while comedian and streamer Tanmay Bhat was a significant part of the stream. They were joined by rappers Raftaar and Krsna, cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal and some big names from the world of chess including Vishwanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Vidith Gujarati and Adhiban B. The stream had multiple segments and involved other influencers and comedians as well. 


While the stream was largely for and by the chess community, some of the most popular segments were the ones with the PUBG MOBILE players. Even though the last segment could not be executed properly, the stream itself was quite entertaining. Both Mortal and Scout made an appearance earlier playing chess along with Chahal and Tanmany Bhatt in a fun exhibition match. 

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