Yup, you heard that right. For the first time ever the White House hosted a gaming marathon, and it had gaming celebrities like Gootecks, VoyBoy, and even the basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal.
The livestream started 4pm EST on a Twitch channel called “getcovered” and was held to raise awareness among Americans that December 15 is the last day for them to register or change their healthcare coverage. The event was hosted by Twitch streamer and program manager Anna Prosser “missclicks” Robinson, and who was joined by Gootecks and Goldenboy who commentated on Street Fighter and Rocket League matches.
Here are some of the key parts of the event (via Twitch):
- A game-a-thon with some of our amazingly talented Twitch Partners (ActaBunniFooFoo, Annemunition, bijoudemi, darkness_429, Elspeth,imcoty, LifeWithLaughs, Okaydrian, and thatchickparker)
- A Rocket League Pro-Am Showmatch commentated by Goldenboy and featuring Fireburner, jacobRL, and sad_junior from NRG Esports’ Rocket League team, who are being joined by Moses.
- Justin Wong facing off against Mike Ross in a Street Fighter V showmatch commentated by Gootecks.