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RLXL Winter Classic Raises $3,539.90 For Shalthis

The RLXL Winter Classic charity event was held this past Saturday generating nearly $3,540 for Shalthis bringing his GoFundMe campaign total to $12,753 of $25K. Team vel won the European bracket while Team Pluto won the North American bracket. Team Pluto consisted of Pluto, RVP, and King Wizard. Team vel consisted of vel, Bluey, and Fyshokid.

There were no prizes awarded for first place outside of bragging rights as it was a charity event. Shalthis published a couple of Tweets expressing his gratitude towards the community, RLXL organizers, and the event itself.

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Highlights From The Event

Team vel put together a YouTube video showcasing highlights from their team during the event.

Team ICE performed an incredible team play in a match during the group stages that was not streamed.

ICE Redwood hit this incredible poolshot in a match during the group stages.

One of the highlights for Team ICE during the event was the opportunity to play with G2 Kronovi, RLCS Season 1 champion. He was respectful and answered our questions on Discord related to high level play. While Team ICE didn’t make it into the second round of the playoffs, playing with and speaking to Kronovi was an awesome experience.

Team ICE Playing With G2 Kronovi in a Pub Match

Thank you to everyone who helped organize this event. However, Shalthis needs additional funds to reach his goal. If you have the means to do so, please consider donating. Let us know in the comments what you thought of the event. To re-watch the event in its entirety, check out the following video.

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The Winter Classic to Benefit Shalthis

A few days ago, Shalthis (Stephen Perry) joined the RHL Discord server and received a warm welcome from our community.

Shalthis on the RHL Discord Server
Shalthis on the RHL Discord Server

According to Rocket League Subreddit user CloudFuel, “Shalthis was one of the very first casters to come into Rocket League, was one of the original community Power Rankers, was one of the first casters to join Rocket League Central (casting several hype early events like the Gfinity Invitational, the first iteration of Rocket Royale, and the RLC Pro League), coordinated/casted the first Rocket League charity event: The Winter Classic, worked with several orgs/groups in the community to help build the esports scene, designed gfx for a some community members, and was just an overall joy to have in the community.”

In April of 2016 while on a trip in Arizona, Shalthis suffered a massive stroke at the age of 35. Since then, he’s been in the hospital recovering and slowly making progress with speech and physical therapy. His wife has set up a GoFundme campaign to help generate the funds necessary to bring him home, “Because of Steve’s current condition, he requires medical transport in order to come back home,” She said.

“I have contacted several places and the cost of travel to bring Steve back home via air ambulance is roughly $25,000. This cost covers the use of a pilot and medical staff to monitor Steve in addition to the use of the medical equipment during the flight and the use of the plane itself, including the cost of the jet fuel required for the trip. Steve would need to take an ambulance to and from the airport, and this cost is included in the above figure. Unfortunately, the insurance company will not cover the cost of the trip, which puts the burden of the cost to bring him back home solely on me.

Due to insurance reasons, I am unable to move Steve until the beginning of 2017 and I would like to have him transferred as soon as I can arrange everything. This move will require quite a bit of communication and paperwork to get everything set up, but I am hoping I can arrange it by mid to late January.”

RLXL Winter Classic to Benefit Shalthis

Rocket League XL is a charity organization started by members of the community to collaboratively host charity events for the Rocket League scene. During its first event, the organization raised $10,000 for Extra Life.

Shalthis organized and casted the first Rocket League charity event named: The Winter Classic. He is unable to cast this event so the team is continuing the tradition in his honor this Saturday where all proceeds will be donated to his GoFundme campaign. Details for the event are listed below.

We highly encourage you to tune in and watch the event and if you can, please donate to help Shalthis get home.