The Gallant Gamers Story
In the middle of 2016 the Gallant Gamers’ founders had a vision to create an all-inclusive community that focused on fundraising for charity. They knew one thing: the initials had to be GG, synonymous with the popular phrase, “good game.”
So….. Gallant Gamers was born.
The name was eponymous to their vision. Gallant is defined as a behavior that is, “heroic, brave, chivalrous,” and because gaming was the foundation of charitable fundraising through streaming, it was only natural to call themselves what they considered themselves to be, Gamers. Their goal was simple, raise funds for smaller charities through streaming on Twitch.
Soon they realized their goal had shifted into something greater. Gallant Gamers started as a stream team, but began to flourish as a positive community which supported the fundraising vision.
As the community grew, so did the stream team. In 2017, Beam became Mixer, and it was evident there was an entirely new audience that was eager to support charity. A Mixer team was soon established within Gallant Gamers, and it took the organization to even greater heights.
During the course of 2017 it became clear the vision needed to again shift and become more condensed in support of charity. What was once a monthly model became a quarterly model. With the new model came support for new organizations both big and small to benefit from the efforts of GG.
GG continued to grow even further, adding dedicated Military channels for current and prior service members, gaming tournaments and even a volunteer tech support group. As leadership was established the founders realized they had too much to do. One of those with them from the beginning was Doc_Brewster. She, being a fantastic motivator (also, she’s a doctor! Like, what?!) began to lead the stream teams in 2018.
During the first few days of 2019, the founders asked Doc_Brewester to become a co-owner of GG. Doc_Brewster worked closely with Pyrex to continue building the organization under the founders. Even with the Mixer shutdown and merger of the stream teams the organization continued to adapt a grow.
This brings us to our current day. As of Jan 1st, 2021 the founders have moved onto other endeavors and Gallant Gamers is currently owned and managed by Doc_Brewster and her business partner, Pyrex.
The teams and community are flourishing, and the fundraising for our selected charities has never been higher. FrigidFenix has stepped up into the leadership role of the Twitch stream team and Ninjabibbz is the leader of the military community.
Since its inception in 2016 Gallant Gamers has raised over $45,000 for charity through online platforms and boasts a stream team that is live fundraising on Twitch through events and tournaments..
The future is indeed Gallant, but we need your help. Without our fantastic community we wouldn’t be where we are today. More people need our help and more causes need our support.