Bluehole Kicks Off First Charity Invitational – Matching up to $100,000 to Aid in Hospitalized Children’s Recovery with Exclusive Livestream on Twitch
Seoul, South Korea – May 2, 2017 – Bluehole Inc. announced today that PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) has sold more than two million copies on Steam. In celebration of this milestone, Bluehole Inc. has committed to matching all donations up to a total of $100,000, benefiting Gamers Outreach. This organization provides equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals through the power of video games and the gaming community.
Join the team on their official Twitch channel Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM PDT to 5:00 PM PDT as 64 European streamers and 64 North American streamers battle through a series of competitions. Jump on the livestream extravaganza and help reach the donation goal of $100,000 for the event. Donations will go towards supporting children and teens throughout the healing process through the unique ‘Gamers Outreach Kart’ program. For more information on how / where to donate, please visit:https://fundraise.gamersoutreach.org/campaign/playerunknown-s-battlegrounds-charity-invitational-ad07or8sknq6.
“One of the main reasons we were able to hit this sales milestone is that we have a dedicated community who has helped us refine PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS,” said Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc. “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.”
“We’re absolutely thrilled to work with PLAYERUNKNOWN and the entire BATTLEGROUNDS community on this incredible fundraiser. As fans ourselves, it’s inspiring to see the outpouring of support from our fellow gamers. The funds raised during this event will make a tremendous difference for hospitalized children and their families for years to come,” said Zach Wigal, Founder of Gamers Outreach. “On behalf of our whole team, we’d like to extend our thanks to everyone involved with this effort. Whether you’re a streamer, donor, or helping to spread the word – your support is truly appreciated! Thank you for being a part of such a special event, and to Bluehole Inc. for being so generous and organizing this community initiative!”
For more information on the charity invitational, please visitplaybattlegrounds.com and follow it’s announcements on Twitter @PUBATTLEGROUNDS for all the latest updates on the event including the full roster reveal of livestreamers.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is being developed with full transparency and is planned to be in Steam Early Access for less than six months. More information can be found at www.playbattlegrounds.com.