The Royal Canadian Legion is asking video gamers to pause their streams on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. to remember veterans and remember that war is not a game. (Royal Canadian Legion photo)

The Royal Canadian Legion is asking video gamers to pause their streams on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. to remember veterans and remember that war is not a game. (Royal Canadian Legion photo)

Video gamers to pause on Remembrance Day as part of #PauseToRemember campaign

Legion campaign encourages gamers to pause their stream at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11

This Remembrance Day, video gamers in Canada will be pausing their streams at 11 a.m. to remember the country’s veterans with a moment of silence and to remember that war is not a game.

The Royal Canadian Legion, in partnership with HomeEquity Bank, took to Twitter to invite video game streamers to “lay down their controllers” and display a stream overlay graphic on their streams.

The Legion is also encouraging streamers to create a match where other gamers can join the #PauseToRemember movement on Nov. 11.

Popular Canadian streamer Prismatic Hub announced his participation in the movement on Twitter, asking others to show their support by downloading and sharing their own digital poppy from the Royal Canadian Legion’s website.

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Fortnite, a popular online video game developed by Epic Games, has also partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion to form “Remembrance Island,” a world in which players can “follow the poppies, head to the memorial and honour the fallen with a salute and moment of silence.”

One of Canada’s oldest veterans, Ardwell Eyres, also took to Twitter to speak about the campaign, calling himself Canada’s oldest “influencer.”

Those interested in participating in the campaign can learn more and find the stream overlay, here.


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