The Jimmy V 24-hour charity stream -- "Don't Ever Give Up" Day

The Jimmy V 24-hour charity stream. ESPN

"If you laugh, you think and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special." -- Jim Valvano

Jimmy V was a legendary college basketball coach for North Carolina State, who inspired many through his optimistic and positive outlook as a coach and mentor. He founded the V Foundation in 1993 in the last months of his life while battling cancer in order to research a cure for the disease. Since then, more than $200 million in cancer research grants has been awarded nationwide by the V Foundation.

It is in that spirit -- the spirit of hope, optimism and goodwill -- that we are proud to bring you the Jimmy V 24-hour charity stream, or what we're calling Don't Ever Give Up Day. This is a full day of games with ESPN talent, Twitch and gaming personalities and esports pros. MonteCristo and DoA, Naomi Kyle, Arash Markazi, Tyler "FionnOnFire" Erzberger, Rachel Nichols, Jess Brohard, Scott Cole, Tasty Steve and Sajam are just a few of the names coming together to bring Jimmy V's message to you, to help raise money for cancer research, and to have some fun while doing it.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Where: Watch here: twitch.tv/espnesports // Donate here: The V Foundation

  • What: A 24-hour live streaming marathon on Twitch.tv to introduce a new audience to, and drive donations for, the V Foundation

  • Who: High-profile Twitch influencers, esports personalities, traditional sports athletes and ESPN talent

  • When: 3 p.m. ET Nov. 28 to 3 p.m. Nov. 29

  • Why: To raise money for cancer research and spread Jimmy V's message to a younger audience


Block 1: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Games on tap: Fighting games, League of Legends, sports games

  • Scott Cole, esports caster, and Jess Brohard

  • Rachel Nichols, host of The Jump

  • Marcellus Wiley, from SportsNation

  • Goldenglue and Matt, from Team Liquid

  • Marc Spears from The Undefeated

  • Arash Markazi, ESPN senior writer

  • David Jacoby, of Jalen and Jacoby

  • Jared Jeffries and Theo, from Echo Fox

Block 2: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Game on tap: Overwatch

  • Naomi Kyle, host and gaming personality

  • MonteCristo, Overwatch League caster

  • DoA, Overwatch League caster

  • Susie Kim, esports host, interviewer and personality; esports mom

  • Paola and Jess Brohard

Block 3: 11 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Games on tap: League of Legends, Rocket League, variety

  • Ovilee May, NA LCS sideline reporter

  • Tyler "FionnOnFire" Erzberger, ESPN Esports writer

  • Axeltoss, Rocket League host, and Jump

  • AngelsKimi, streamer and personality

Block 4: 3 a.m. - 7 a.m.

Games on tap: Variety hours! Mario games, sports games, Jackbox, and more

  • Tyler "FionnOnFire" Erzberger, ESPN Esports writer

  • MANvsGAME and Nathanias

  • Darin Kwilinski, ESPN Esports senior editor

Block 5: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Games on tap: Street Fighter V, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

  • Tasty Steve, FGC host and personality

  • Sajam, FGC host and personality

  • RIP

  • Alex Corea

Block 6: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Games on tap: Madden, League of Legends, variety

  • Tasty Steve, FGC host and personality

  • Sajam, FGC host and personality

  • Scott Cole

  • RIP

  • Akaadian

  • Jorge Sedano, of the ESPN LA morning show

  • LZ Granderson, of SportsNation