In early May, streamers from across the gaming community took part in the first ever PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Charity Invitational. The event, which brought together 128 Twitch streamers from Europe and North America, was a celebration of the game’s incredible success and the gamers who’ve supported its development. With a $100K match from Bluehole Inc, the gaming community raised more than $223,000 in support of our quest to provide hospitalized children with access to recreation.
This week, we had the chance to give the Bluehole team a tour of Seattle Children’s Hospital and demonstrate how these funds will impact our programs. During our tour, staff from Seattle Children’s Hospital spoke to Bluehole’s CEO, Gang-Seok Kim, about the importance of video games in the hospital environment, and how GO Karts play a daily role in the lives of patients.
“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 our 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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this incredible fundraiser! Our current expectation is to activate these funds throughout the summer, with new GO Kart deliveries taking place at some point in August / September. We can’t wait for you to see the results!