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Sidemen FC Charity Match

The Sidemen FC Charity Match returned in 2023, with some of the biggest names from YouTube battling it out to raise funds for good causes, including Teenage Cancer Trust.

London Stadium

About Sidemen FC Charity Match

The Sidemen celebrate winning the Sidemen Charity Match 2023

The Sidemen Charity Match was first held in 2016 and this year’s fifth outing was the biggest yet, with all 62,000 tickets selling out in less than 90 minutes and £2.4 million raised for charities including Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 2023 event was held at London Stadium on 9 September and available to watch on YouTube, with 2.7 million viewers watching the match live concurrently. The match was also streamed 17 million times in the 24 hours following the event.

Sidemen FC Charity Match 2023 Highlights

Sidemen FC won the match 8-5 against a team of YouTube Allstars featuring some of the most popular streamers in the world including IShowSpeed, XQC, Max Fosh and Chunkz and Filly.

Teenage Cancer Trust Icon Ethan Payne, also known as Behzinga, was on the scoresheet for the Sidemen team. You can watch highlights of the match below.

Who are the Sidemen members?

The Sidemen members are a YouTube Collective made up of KSI, Behzinga (Teenage Cancer Trust Icon), Miniminter, Vikkstar123, Zerkaa, TBJZL and W2S.  

Fundraising for the match

Alongside Teenage Cancer Trust, suicide prevention charity CALM, M7 Education and wish-granting charity Rays of Sunshine will be benefitting from the proceeds of the match. 

Two young people playing videogames on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit with a nurse watching them play

Gaming and Teenage Cancer Trust

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer.”

Facing cancer at such a young age can feel like the loneliest place in the world - but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Gaming can make a difference. By fundraising with your streaming community, you can help make sure no young person has to face cancer alone.

Take on a 12-hour Game-a-thon stream, or choose your own challenge.

Find out more

About Teenage Cancer Trust

We create world class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced.

We’re the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need. By choosing to run for Teenage Cancer Trust, you can help us to reach every young person facing cancer and make a huge difference.

So you know we’re the real deal, these are our registered charity details: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).

Hannah, during cancer treatment

“Without the right support from Teenage Cancer Trust I’d have been lost – now I’m excited about the future.”


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More Sidemen and Teenage Cancer Trust

Ethan Payne: Teenage Cancer Trust Icon

Sidemen co-founder Ethan Payne, also known as Behzinga, has become the charity’s first Content Icon. He helped Teenage Cancer Trust become one of the the beneficiaries for the Sidemen’s 2022 charity football match, raising over £1m in total and breaking a Guinness World Record for the most watched live sports event ever on Youtube.

Ethan Payne - Teenage Cancer Trust Ambassador

Information about cancer

We write world-class cancer information and support for young people and families affected by cancer. There’s also advice and resources to help with things like mental health, nutrition, exercise, staying creative and keeping busy.