Age of Queens is honored to present Queens’ Charity Clash: A fundraising event featuring a series of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition showmatches played by women honoring International Women’s Day. Teams will each represent one of two charities that support and uplift women: Girls Who Code or the Games and Online Harassment Hotline, in a month-long showdown for charity funds!
Players will represent one of these charities and compete to score points in a variety of showmatch settings throughout the month. Throughout the events, donations will be collected into one giant fund. At the end, funds will be split between the two charities based on the outcome of the match. For example, if those playing for Girls Who Code win 60% of the games, then Girls Who Code will get 60% of all the donations collected.
Who are the Age of Queens?
Age of Queens (AoQ) is a community of women who play Age of Empires: an active Discord group trying to bring women players together, encourage more women to pick up the game, and help one another to improve and have fun! Age of Queens regularly hosts events including game nights and a variety of tournaments and showmatches. The AoQ community is a safe space for anyone identifying as a woman to have a platform to find games, participate in events, share experiences or make friendships- there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of skill!
About the Charities
Girls Who Code: Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Games and Online Harassment Hotline: The Games and Online Harassment Hotline is a free, text message-based, confidential emotional support hotline, created specifically for the gaming community. Designed to support anyone in the gaming community, the hotline provides both emotional support and help connecting gamers to referrals and resources.
Where to Watch
Check out the Age of Queen’s Twitch Team page to find women streamers who will be playing and casting, or watch the event on your favorite streamer’s channel, as the entire event is open streaming!
Timeline of Events
The opening ceremony will commence on International Women’s Day, Tuesday March 8th with a 4v4 all 5 games played showmatch, and last throughout the month of March.
- Tuesday March 8th at 21 GMT: 4v4 on closed maps
- Saturday March 19th at 14 GMT: 3v3 Deathmatch
- Sunday March 20th at 14 GMT: 2v2
- Friday March 25th at 14 GMT: Free-For-All
- Saturday March 26th at 14 GMT: 5 1v1s from a variety of players
- Sunday March 27th at 14 GMT: High Elo 1v1
Learn More About Queens Charity Clash
More information about the event is available on the public Age of Queens and Friends server (open to anyone to join.)
How to Donate
Click here to donate! Donations will be collected by Age of Queens throughout the month of March. All contributions to the Age of Queens channel/PayPal during March will be distributed to the two charities. The total amount donated will be updated after each event on the Age of Empires Women’s History Month Hub!