Beginning with a $300,000 donation this month.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp. plans to donate as much as $2 million to video game-related charities this 12 months, the studio introduced immediately.
The $2 million shall be pulled from the gross sales of PUBG‘s 2017 Gamescom Invitational crates, which contained unique beauty objects. The information follows PUBG Corp.’s $100,000 donation to the Twitch PUBG Winter Charity Invitational held in December 2017.
In 2018, $300,000 will go towards the PUBG Further Life Charity Marathon, which shall be held from January 29 by way of February 2 in help of Youngsters’s Miracle Community Hospitals. Extra Life, now a decade previous, is a charity group that makes use of gaming marathons to boost funds for sick and injured youngsters.
PUBG Corp. may also match group donations at a PUBG LAN match being held along side Avid gamers Outreach at Avid gamers for Giving 2018 on April 28 and April 29. Gamers Outreach gives tools and software program to assist hospitalized youngsters address remedy, whereas Gamers for Giving is a Michigan-based occasion that raises cash for Avid gamers Outreach.
Moreover, “as much as $1 million” shall be put towards different charities “as a part of a marketing campaign that can happen later this 12 months,” PUBG Corp. stated in an announcement.
“We’ve made an influence within the gaming world over the previous 12 months,” stated lead PUBG group supervisor Sammie Kang, “and we’re hoping to have much more of an impact on some excellent charitable organizations in 2018.”
PUBG just lately set yet more Steam records, surpassing 18.5 million homeowners and three million concurrent gamers. It additionally has over three million players on Xbox One, having handed a million within 48 hours of release.
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