New Meta Entertainment (NME), the parent company of esports organization Dignitas and women’s gaming broadcast production platform Raidiant, has announced a new partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation, an internationally recognized organization that works to end the stigma associated with mental health. As the Official Mental Health Partner of NME, the Foundation is partnering with and providing a grant to New Meta Entertainment’s Dignitas to enhance an inclusive and supportive environment for gaming fans and esports professionals everywhere.
Through this partnership, NME and the Ruderman Family Foundation will collaborate on a series of fan-focused digital activations utilizing top Dignitas talent including Fortnite World Champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, Fortnite Steamer Shaun “AussieAntics” Cochrane, and more. The Foundation will work with Raidiant executives to collaborate on programming within an upcoming Raidiant Challengers Circuit tournament.
The 2023 partnership will be highlighted at TwitchCon Las Vegas on October 21 through a panel with leading NME and outside talents such as Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido, and Joey “Keeoh” Winkler. The panel will cover a range of topics centered around mental health and gaming. In addition, New Meta Entertainment and the Foundation will create an event space at TwitchCon where talent and fans can connect with mental health resources.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Ruderman Family Foundation to NME as our Official Mental Health Partner, reinforcing our commitment to the gaming community. The Ruderman Family Foundation’s ongoing dedication to providing essential mental health resources is truly impressive, and we look forward to mutually providing that impact to the gaming community,” Michael Prindiville, CEO of NME, said.
“Despite the severity of today’s mental health crisis, far too many Americans sorely lack access to essential mental health resources and services. Whether it be by ensuring that gaming fans have the mental health support that they need, or by promoting an inclusive and supportive environment for those fans, this new partnership is poised to make a tremendous impact by leveraging the immense popularity of gaming to meet people experiencing mental health challenges where they are,” Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, said.