When is the Sidemen Charity Match 2023? Date, U.S. kick-off time and confirmed players (2024)

The Sidemen Charity Match is finally back and this year’s event will arguably be the biggest and most spectacular edition of the game since its inauguration in 2016.

KSI and the Sidemen crew, alongside some of the most popular YouTubers in the world, will take on the pitch once again in one of the most popular annual events in the social influencer realm.

Which new creators would you like to see play in this year's Sidemen Charity Match? pic.twitter.com/Jxf6cm86b5

— Sidemen (@Sidemen) May 30, 2023

After a 15-goal thriller between the Sidemen and YouTube All-Stars, with an iconic performance from iShowSpeed and an open-play goal from Vikkstar123, the social media stars were presented with a Guinness World Record for making the 2022 edition of the match “The Most Watched Live Sports Event on YouTube.” Now, the Sidemen have placed it upon themselves to make this year’s event numbers even bigger — starting with the venue.

This year, the match will see an upgrade from last year’s Charlton Athletic’s The Valley, a League One stadium with a capacity of 27,000 fans, to West Ham’s London Stadium, a Premier League ground that seats over 67,000 people.

Despite the drastic jump in capacity, tickets to the match sold out in just 90 minutes.


62k tickets gone to you guys, thank you so much, this is going to be an incredible event that will go down in YouTube history.

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket you can still watch it live on the day and donate to support.

Bring on September 9th pic.twitter.com/LRdXKYoi81

— Sidemen (@Sidemen) July 3, 2023

Social media royalty.

While this may mean greater entertainment for the audience member, the jump in venue size, as well as the expected live-viewer numbers, will only benefit the main and most important reason why the match is even played in the first place – raising money for charity.

Like every year, the match will send and direct all proceeds and earnings to charity and the 2023 edition will be benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and Rays of Sunshine.

Stop cancer destroying teenage lives ✋

The UK healthcare crisis is making it harder than ever for young people with cancer.

Donate now to fund urgently needed specialist care and support https://t.co/f7kWmkXFOJ pic.twitter.com/vTuGyhzl9t

— Teenage Cancer Trust (@TeenageCancer) September 7, 2023

The match in 2022 raised over $1 million, with 2023’s match expected to raise more.

All for a good cause.

When is the Sidemen Charity Match 2023?

The Sidemen Charity Match will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023.

What time does the Sidemen Charity Match 2023 kick off?

The Sidemen Charity Match is expected to kick off at 3 p.m. UK time, so if you’re watching in the U.S., the match will be starting at 10 a.m. ET.

How to watch Sidemen Charity Match 2023

Fans will be able to watch the game for free on YouTube via the official Sidemen channel, with pre-match coverage of the game and warm-ups to start at 2:15 p.m. UK time (9:15 a.m. ET) before the starting whistle.

Who is playing in the Sidemen Charity Match 2023?

This year’s match will bring out some of the most beloved players in past editions, with some faces also making an appearance.

Sidemen FC: KSI, Miniminter, W2S, Vikkstar123, Behzinga, Zerkaa, TBJZL, Callux, Lazarbeam, Calfreezy, Randolph, Tareq, Manny and JME.

YouTube All-Stars: IShowSpeed, Mr Beast, xQc (new), Danny Aarons, Chandler Hallow (new), Niko Omilana, Max Fosh (new), Kai Cenat (new), Airrack (new), AboFlah (new), Chunkz, ChrisMD, Karl Jacobs (new), Theo Baker, Jacksepticeye (new), WillNE, Yung Filly, Duke Dennis (new) and JiDion (new)

1 week to go… pic.twitter.com/oBKNQSSCcO

— Sidemen (@Sidemen) September 2, 2023

Who will be the managers in the Sidemen Charity Match 2023?

The Sidemen FC squad will be managed by F2’s Willy Wingrove, while the YouTube All-Stars will be taking instructions by viral Manchester United fan Mark Goldbridge.

They’re back and have an even bigger task at hand this year pic.twitter.com/uGOzx3ZaBq

— Sidemen (@Sidemen) September 5, 2023

Who will be the referee in the Sidemen Charity Match 2023?

For a second year in a row, and after a hilarious scuffle between him and iShowSpeed in last year's match, former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg will return to take charge of the game.

The storyline continues… your official referee for the charity match Mark Clattenburg pic.twitter.com/vuZXIJLBDY

— Sidemen (@Sidemen) September 6, 2023

Who will commentate and host the Sidemen Charity Match 2023?

The match will be commentated by Stephen Tries and Hashtag FC’s very own Spencer Owen.

Commentators confirmed for this year’s charity match️ pic.twitter.com/Re130sttn8

— Sidemen (@Sidemen) September 4, 2023

The hosts of the match through the pre-match, half-time and post-match will be Big Zuu and Elz the Witch.

Say hello to this year’s charity match hosts pic.twitter.com/dtqh8ySGT5

— Sidemen (@Sidemen) September 3, 2023

When is the Sidemen Charity Match 2023? Date, U.S. kick-off time and confirmed players (2024)


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