Panda Hosts Two Successful FGC Charity Events with Adorama!

Panda Hosts Two Successful FGC Charity Events with Adorama!

Panda collaborated with renowned creative-equipment provider, Adorama, to host and broadcast two successful FGC Adorama Charity Cups!

Both charity events were hosted on Adorama’s gaming branch, Adorama XP’s, Twitch Channel. 

On August 30th, Panda and Adorama hosted their first collaborated Street Fighter V tournament together, titled Adorama Charity Cup: Street Fighter V - West Coast. Along with exciting matches, the tournament was hosted in order to raise money for the charity Stand With Students; an organization that seeks to support students in New York City during the COVID pandemic. The event was also sponsored by major technological organization, Intel. 

The tournament also featured a variety of prizes and challenges in order to raise money for charity and engage with their audience. Viewers were able to win various high value prizes throughout the broadcast. If viewers also engaged with sponsored social media posts, those sponsors would then contribute money to the charity. 

Panda’s Josh “Jaaahsh” Marcotte was the lead Tournament Organizer for both events. 

“They had heard of us through the grapevine and knew that we ran online events and had a good reputation in the FGC. They reached out and we had our initial meetings, within a week and a half we had the tournament set up. With prizing, advertising, stream broadcast, a mod team, the schedule, run of show… both teams set up everything to run a full charity event benefiting families who are struggling through education challenges in the New York City area from the ground up.”

By that time, their Street Fighter V event was AdoramaXP’s highest viewed stream that they had ever had on their Twitch channel. Featuring talented top Street Fighter commentators, James Chen and Sajam, as well as experienced stream caster Scott “Doeboy” Doe. The event was ultimately won by Panda’s own Victor “Punk” Woodley, who confidently won the entire event with a 3-0 victory over Putthivath “Samurai” Chea.

After our first collaboration, Panda then worked with AdoramaXP once again on October 25th to organize and host the Adorama Charity Cup: Super Ultimate USA tournament. This time, the event raised $1,200 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and featured multiple top Ultimate commentators, including Panda’s own Christina “Chia” Korsak and Zak “Coney” Zeeks!



“It was clear that the AdoramaXP side of the organization is entirely aligned with Panda’s goal of contributing back to the communities that we serve,” Jaaahsh stated. “We love fighting games, and it was very clear that the folks at AdoramaXP also had an equally strong passion. We wanted to provide something really great for that community, while also achieving charitable goals. They provided us a really great basis to create phenomenal events.”

-Kathryn “Ruffian” MacPherson

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