The Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the internet by storm with hundreds of people dousing themselves with buckets of ice cold water for the sake of charity, more specifically to raise awareness of as well as raising funds for a cure for ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Recently we wrote how about how Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the plunge, now it seems to have spread to the gaming community.
The first notable gaming persona to take the Ice Bucket Challenge is Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson, who tastefully chucked water over himself for charity, the video of which you can see above. It’s funny, because he’s obviously struggling to keep the camera from dropping into the icy water as he plonks it on his head. ehehehhehh
The Ice Bucket Challenge goes like this.. you’re “tagged” by someone to take he challenge and you have 24 hours to either chuck ice cold water over yourself or donate $100 to ALS charities but because it’s all good fun, most people are getting wet and donating to the charity. Once you’re successfully doused in cold water, you’re then required to “tag” someone else who must do the same in 24 hours. In this particular case Notch has tagged Xbox Boss Phil Spencer, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, and Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski.
Will they take the challenge? They’ve got 24 hours to comply!