Tiffany Cook, Senior Director of CureDuchenne, discusses the upcoming Duchenne United Gaming Twitch Tournament on October 10, 2020, 12 p.m. EST.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common and most severe form of muscular dystrophy, caused by loss of dystrophin. If left untreated, this can lead to cardiac and respiratory failure. Fortunately, treatments are approved and many more are in development, that are allowing many Duchenne patients to live longer, happier lives.
Duchenne United Gaming (DUG) is a Twitch channel for avid gamers with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This year, CureDuchenne – in collaboration with PTC Therapeutics – is hosting a virtual Rocket League tournament on the DUG Twitch channel (available at https://www.twitch.tv/DUG_DMD). The tournament will involve 32 gamers with Duchenne muscular dystrophy competing to be the Rocket League Season Champion. While registration for the tournament is closed, anyone can tune in on October 10th to watch the live stream of the tournament and show their support.
For more information about the Duchenne United Gaming Twitch Tournament, please visit https://www.toornament.com/en_US/tournaments/3846458977636974592/information
For more information about Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other rare musculoskeletal diseases, visit checkrare.com/diseases/musculoskeletal