George Orton

One Special Rematch - Rare vs Playground

Fundraising for SpecialEffect
£5,193
raised of £3,000 target
by 172 supporters
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Participants: Rare Ltd, Playground Games
One Special Day 2021
Campaign by SpecialEffect (RCN 1121004)
On Friday 1st October 2021, One Special Day is back! The dedicated day when the video games industry comes together to enable SpecialEffect to help more gamers with disabilities to play video games.

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One Special Day is the flagship games industry campaign for SpecialEffect that changes the lives of disabled gamers across the world.

To support this awesome event, teams from Rare and Playground Games are set to play One Special Rematch on October 1, battling on the pitch to be Xbox Game Studios’ most skilled studio at soccery! This football-based showdown arrives in real life after being played virtually last December, where the feisty FIFA match – lovingly dubbed El Gamepassico – raised £4,652 for UK-based charity SpecialEffect.

Last time out, Playground Games’ squad bested Rare’s team in a thrilling end-to-end digital ding-dong. So while camaraderie between the two Midlands-based teams is high, there are some scores to settle on the field! As with last time, the teams won’t just be playing for pride: they’ll be clashing to raise money for charity. On SpecialEffect’s One Special Day, October 1, these two teams will once again kick off to support this charity’s fantastic fundraising efforts.

This time, however, the studio teams will have some special support: Xbox’s Graeme Boyd (AKA AceyBongos) will be taking to the field for Playground Games, and a friendly face from Xbox On may be donning his boots and Rare colours for the clash. The match will be broadcast live from 6:00pm BST on twitch.tv/xbox and commentated on by Gav Murphy, who will be joined by Inel Tomlinson, Steffan Powell and Claire Lim. The location will be suitably epic too, with the game taking place at St George’s Park – training ground of the England National Team, Xbox’s latest Official Partner.

SpecialEffect is a charity that focuses on helping people with physical disabilities to play video games. For many people, games are a vital form of recreation and games like Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4  have a particular role to play in connecting gamers with additional needs. SpecialEffect uses innovative technology to make gaming accessible to all. Solutions are tailored to each individual, taking into account their physical limitations and creating custom input devices, from modified controllers to eye control gadgets, to let them play with their friends and family.

As Team Xbox, we couldn’t be prouder to help support SpecialEffect’s mission to level the playing field for all gamers with disabilities. Make sure you tune in on October 1 for fun, fundraising, and a healthy dose of competition between the two studios – and stay tuned to Rare and Playground Games’ social media channels for more news and information on the match!





About the campaign

On Friday 1st October 2021, One Special Day is back! The dedicated day when the video games industry comes together to enable SpecialEffect to help more gamers with disabilities to play video games.

About the charity

SpecialEffect

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RCN 1121004
SpecialEffect enable fun, inclusion, independence and a better quality of life for physically disabled people across the world through the inspirational use of adaptive technology.

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