Recently, both Blizzard Entertainment and Chrono.gg, companies that worked with gaming personality John "TotalBiscuit" Bain—a gaming personality who sadly passed away this past May—have started sales or bundles in honor of the man they once worked with.
TotalBiscuit's efforts to promote pro StarCraft gaming is highlighted in Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft II bundle, with the company stating that he and his wife, Genna Bain, were "... early advocates for the game, and they created and managed the StarCraft II professional team Axiom." It didn't stop there either. They also helped organize tournaments, appeared in talk show episodes, and generally did all they could in order to promote a game that they both loved. As such, Blizzard is honoring the work of their friend:
In appreciation for the contributions the Bain family have made to StarCraft II, we’ve created a collection of commemorative cosmetics for the game. 100% of the funds received from the sale of these items will go directly to Genna and their son, Orion. In the wake of a tragic loss, it is our way of saying thank you to the Bain family for all they’ve done for StarCraft II.Blizzard has also stated that any future sales of John's Announcer Pack will also go to support the Bain family, which retroactively includes any purchases made from the beginning of this past April.
For those interested in the commemorative bundle, be sure to purchase before December 31st, as it will no longer be available come the new year.
What won't last until next year is the new Chrono.gg bundle. Until September 15th, Chrono.gg is hosting a sale on games that TotalBiscuit hosted his famous features on and loved. These eleven games include Sid Meier's Civilization VI, XCOM 2, Dying Light, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons, Redout: Enhanced Edition, Spec Ops: The Line, Invisigun Heroes, Mafia (see description), War for the Overworld, and Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide.
Chrono.gg had this to say for their former business partner and friend:
As you know, this past May, we (along with the rest of the gaming world) lost a legend in the form of our good friend TotalBiscuit, who finally succumbed to colorectal cancer after bravely fighting the disease for over half a decade. He was a wonderful human being who made his mark on countless people, of course, but what’s more, he had great fucking taste in video games, so we thought, “hey, why not sell a bunch of TB’s favorite games at crazy low prices FOR A WHOLE WEEK and donate 100% of our proceeds to charity?” And that’s exactly what we’re gonna do. The charity’s called The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, it empowers a nation of allies to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors, it raises awareness of preventive measures, and it inspire efforts to fund critical research. See? Win-win.If you would like to directly support the Colorectal Cancel Alliance in ending a terrible disease, please go here.
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