The 2023 Sidemen Charity Match proved to be a standout event among the year’s creator-led gatherings, spanning an entire weekend and featuring a star-studded lineup of influential streamers and YouTubers from both Europe and North America.
The atmosphere at the London Stadium last Saturday was electric as fans eagerly awaited the clash of the titans. Among the luminaries gracing the pitch were none other than iconic YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson (recent winner of the Creator of the Year 2023 Streamy Awards) and Darren “IShowSpeed” Watkins Jr. However, fate saw fit to place them on opposite sides of the pitch: MrBeast wore the colors of the Sidemen FC, while IShowSpeed proudly wore the YouTube All-Stars badge.
The accident between MrBeast and iShowSpeed
In a turn of events that would go down in game history, MrBeast recently shared on social media that a sliding tackle by IShowSpeed in the opening moments of the game still resonates with him. The incident occurred within the first two minutes when IShowSpeed collided with MrBeast’s knee while making a tackle. Despite the intensity of the impact, MrBeast showed unwavering determination and continued to play throughout the match. The next day, however, he took to Twitter to candidly admit, “Not gonna lie, it’s the next day and I went to stand up and my right knee was throbbing lol,” sharing a video of the impactful foul.
What was the match result?
For those eagerly awaiting the outcome of the game, The Sidemen cemented their legacy with a triumphant third straight win, culminating in a resounding 8-5 final score against the formidable YouTube All-Stars. The roar of the crowd and the palpable energy of the event will surely remain etched in the memories of fans and participants alike, leaving a lasting legacy in the annals of creator-led sporting endeavors.