I am always happy to see developers and gamers working with charities to help those less fortunate. Gaming is something that appeals to a massive swath of the population, and giving back is important. So i was very glad to see that Bluehole (developer of Playerunknowns Battlegrounds) and Gamers outreach working together to help hospitalized children with their latest charity invitational. As one of Steam’s most popular games PUBG no doubt has the popularity to do a massive amount of good, and Blue Hole have seen that, with their last charity invitational raising over $200,000.

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.

Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc. Presents the Check to Zach Wigal at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA
Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc, seen here giving the donation to the hospital said:
“I was honored to visit Seattle Children’s Hospital to see first-hand all of the incredible work that Gamers Outreach does, 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.

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 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.

For more information about PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, please visit playbattlegrounds.com and follow it’s announcements on Twitter@PUBATTLEGROUNDS.