Posted on April 2nd, 2018
Gamers Outreach and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Team Up in Support of Hospitalized Children
PUBG Corp to match community donations during 10th annual Gamers for Giving fundraiser.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – April 2, 2018 – Gamers Outreach Foundation (Gamers Outreach), a 501(c)(3) organization, today announced a partnership with PUBG Corp. the creators of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in support of Gamers Outreach’s mission to help hospitalized children through the power of interactive play. PUBG Corp. has committed to donating up to $350,000 as part of this collaborative effort with Gamers Outreach, with a potential to raise up to $700,000.00 USD through donation matching in support of Gamers Outreach’s two primary initiatives: Project GO Kart and Player 2.
The two organizations are working together in support of Gamers Outreach’s 10th annual Gamers for Giving fundraiser, a LAN party and streaming marathon. Ticket sales and donations will grow the impact of the non-profit’s Project GO Kart and Player 2 programs, which help ensure video games and recreation are accessible and manageable to kids undergoing treatment within hospitals.
“We’re beyond grateful to work with PUBG Corp” said Zach Wigal, founder of Gamers Outreach. “Their team has made a tremendous difference in our quest to equip hospitals with games and entertainment for patients. Thanks to support from the gaming community, along with the matching donation from PUBG Corp, the 10th anniversary of Gamers for Giving is poised to be our most successful fundraiser to date.”
Earlier this year PUBG Corp. announced their plans to allocate $2 million from its 2017’s Gamescom Invitational Crate Key sales to charity campaigns in 2018, with Gamers for Giving being a focus of the company’s philanthropic efforts.
“From day 1, the team at PUBG Corp has been committed to maintaining a community-first philosophy in everything we do,” said Chan Han Kim, CEO, PUBG Corp. “Partnering with Gamers Outreach is a natural next step in our continued efforts to meaningfully give back some of the humbling success PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has had since it first entered Early Access a year ago.”
Gamers for Giving 2018 will take place on April 28th and 29th at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center. The event will be streamed live on Twitch.tv/GamersOutreach in partnership with a variety of influential content creators and personalities from the video game industry. Tickets are available to the general public; and anyone with interest in supporting the cause can donate directly or find information to fundraise at www.GamersforGiving.org.
About PUBG Corp.
PUBG Corp. is a Seoul, Korea-based studio focused entirely on development and business opportunities for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and was formed as a subsidiary of Bluehole in early 2017. Catapulting onto the scene, PUBG has captured global attention, shattering multiple world records, winning industry awards, and continuing to grow and foster its multi-million user fanbase. For more information, visit https://playbattlegrounds.com/main.pu.
About Gamers Outreach
Gamers Outreach is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that provides recreation to children in hospitals through the power of video games and the gaming community. Hospitalization can often be a lonely, isolating, and scary experience for young people. Gamers Outreach eases those burdens by providing equipment, technology, and software that help kids cope with long-term treatment. More information can be found at www.GamersOutreach.org
About Gamers for Giving
Gamers for Giving is a weekend-long competitive gaming tournament, LAN party, & streamathon that raises money in support of Gamers Outreach programs. Ticket sales and donations help provide entertainment devices to hospitalized children. More information can be found at www.GamersforGiving.org