Charity Invitational Raises More Than $223,000
Seoul, South Korea – May 31, 2017 – Bluehole Inc. today shared in Gamers Outreach mission — to help hospitalized children cope with treatment through the power of video games and the gaming community. After a successful Charity Invitational for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, participants raised more than $123,000 for Gamers Outreach. Bluehole Inc. committed to matching those donations up to a total of $100,000 and Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc., presented the check for the full amount to Zach Wigal, founder of Gamers Outreach, in celebration of this important milestone.
“I was honored to visit Seattle Children’s Hospital to see first-hand all of the incredible work that Gamers Outreach does,” Said Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc. “Helping create new video game kiosks is one small way to show how much we appreciate the dedication and kindness that the staff at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and the team at Gamers Outreach puts forth every day.”
Donations from the Charity Invitational event, including those matched by Bluehole, Inc. will go towards supporting children and teens throughout the healing process via the unique GO Karts (Gamers Outreach Karts), which are portable, medical-grade video game kiosks that enable hospital staff to easily provide bedside recreation to children who are unable to leave their rooms in hospitals. The Charity Invitational took place on May 4, 2017 and brought together 128 Twitch streamers from North America and Europe.
Here is the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Charity Invitational Highlight Video:
Gamers Outreach is a charity organization that provides equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals through the power of video games and the gaming community.
For more information on Gamers Outreach and how / where to donate, please visit: https://gamersoutreach.org/
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has sold more than three million copies since its Steam Early Access release on March 23, 2017 and is currently the third most played game on Steam, with peak concurrent users (simultaneous active players) exceeding 190,000. Additionally, this battle royale chart-topper repeatedly hits the number one most watched game on Twitch, remaining in the top three since its launch on March 23, 2017.