A game about killing everyone in sight until you’re the only survivor might not seem particularly charitable, but PUBG Corp has announced that it will be donating $2 million to charity. The money will be spread across three campaigns.
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The company, which develops PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, announced that a portion of the money earned from Gamescom Invitational loot crates would be donated to a total of three different charity campaigns. $100,000 was donated to the Twitch PUBG Winter Charity Invitational last month. A further $300,000 will fund the PUBG Extra Life Charity Marathon on Twitch, which will support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The marathon will run from January 29 to February 2. From April 28-29, the company will also work with Gamers Outreach to host a LAN tournament at Gamers for Giving 2018, and will match donations at both events.
Up to a further $1 million will be donated to other organisations as part of a campaign set to take place later in 2018. PUBG’s lead community manager Sammie Kang says “we know from past events that our community has a passion for giving back and helping others. It’s been great to see content creators and their audiences using their talents for worthy causes.”