The White House is hosting its first-ever White House Competitive Gaming Event on its Twitch channel today, Dec. 12, to boost awareness around healthcare coverage.
The event will be streamed live at 1 pm PT/4 pm ET, and includes NBA star Shaquille O’Neal alongside many gaming personalities playing video games in the marathon. The purpose of the stream is to remind Americans that the deadline to apply or adjust their healthcare plan beginning January 1, 2017 at the official healthcare website ends on Dec. 15.
According to the Twitch blog, The White House Competitive Gaming Event will feature:
- 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.