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White House to host competitive gaming event

The White House will host a competitive gaming event Monday as a way to encourage gamers to sign up for health care coverage.

The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. and be streamed on Twitch. It will include an array of games, including a Street Fighter V show match between Justin Wong and Mike Ross.

According to a news release from Twitch, many gaming celebrities including ActaBunniFooFoo, Annemunition, bijoudemi, darkness_429, Elspeth, imcoty, kungfufruitcup, LifeWithLaughs, Okaydrian, thatchickparker, and Voyboy will participate.

The event, which is a first for the White House, will also feature a Rocket League Pro-Am match with members of NRG’s team. The event will be hosted by Twitch programming manager and streamer Anna Prosser Robinson.

The event has been done in an attempt to encourage more millennials to enroll in the Affordable Care Act.

“We appreciate how the White House has recognized the power and passion of our community,” Brian Petrocelli, Twitch’s product marketing manager, said in the release. “Their desire to present the Competitive Gaming Event to promote health coverage enrollment exemplifies how they continue to have their hand on the pulse of the younger generation. We share their enthusiasm since we also see the value of health coverage and encourage everyone to explore their options.”


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