The team behind the popular online survival shooter held a charity invitational, raising nearly a quarter of a million dollars in a mass competition.
All proceeds were donated to Gamers Outreach, a charity which provides equipment, technology and software to children coping with treatment. The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds community chipped in more than $120,000 with the developer and publisher Bluehole matching the first $100,000 raised.
Highly skilled, international gamers came together for the tournament, including sharpshooters Lirik and Sacriel. Top teams included Kylank_, Pacifae, MrGrimmmz and Anthony_Kongphan. Two contenders (Hayz and MrGrimmz) tied for the top kills at 12 each, so each received the top prize of a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.
“We felt this invitational was a great way to give back and are pleased to make this small contribution to the cause. We are glad to support Gamers Outreach in their mission to provide recreation to hospitalized children and help their families cope with long-term treatment.” said Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc.
Today PUBG has sold over two million copies on Steam since its Early Access release back on March 24th.