Tip of the Hats, the annual charity stream run by the community of popular first-person shooter Team Fortress 2, is already off to a great start with well over $125,000 raised for the One Step Camp charity. Since its founding in 2013 by Sean “seanbud” Stradley, Tip of the Hats gathers several notable TF2 players every year for a full weekend of streaming various events and raffles all to raise money for One Step Camp, a non-profit charity organization that raises money to send children with cancer to camp. Events for the stream include 6v6 competitive matches, 1-on-1 duels, surf and jump maps, and chances to play the game on-stream alongside popular Youtubers like Star_, Jerma985, and tagg.
Even before broadcasting had started this year, donators had already sent the campaign a cumulative $30,000. In the first eight hours of the broadcast, Tip of the Hats had broken its personal record of $108,000 set last year. At the time of writing, this year’s campaign has raised exactly $129,664 and there are still 24 hours left to go. If you want to help contribute to the Tip of the Hats campaign, you can check out their stream at tipofthehats.org or on their Twitch channel where they’ll be streaming all throughout Sunday, September 20th. They accept either cash donations or in-game items for Team Fortress 2 or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that they can then raffle off. Donating at least $20 over the course of the campaign will get you an exclusive TF2 cosmetic item, the Jaunty Pin.