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Selling the Charlton Athletic Stadium in The Valley in London, Sidemen scored for the second consecutive year of charity matches. The game was played on Saturday, September 24, 2022 and made history the biggest youtube Football match ever played. To make things even better, it was all for good reasons.
As reported by Dot Esports, the event garnered over 72,000 individual fans and nearly 2.6 million live viewers on YouTube, all with some of the most well-known content creators ready to watch it. Some of the names involved in the match included UK producers ChrisMD, Chunkyz, Daisy, KSI, Carl Jacobs and Danny Aarons. The American side was represented by producers such as Misterbeast, iShowspeed and Noah Beck.
There were several extraordinary moments throughout the match, including an impressive shot by Philly that gave the YouTube All-Stars the edge as well as showing IshowSpeed that it was going to please a huge crowd.
Youtube star Mark Goldbridge and London football star Billy Wingrove were the managers of the respective teams, and both apparently made their own teams. A total of fifteen goals were scored by the end of the match, and Miniminter’s goal gave Sidman FC the victory with a final score of 8–7.
Although Beck’s team lost, he was a good game about the whole thing. He was disappointed in his performance, but thanked the sidemen for the opportunity.
Sidemen Charities promoted four fundraising charities based in the UK; the money was divided among Campaign Against Living Miserably, Teenage Cancer Trust, Ray of Sunshine and M7 Education. Sidemen have reportedly raised over £1,000,000 by the end of the event.