PUBG Corp has donated $3 million to the Chinese Red Cross and paid tribute to the bravery of the medical staff in China tackling the outbreak of coronavirus. The South Korean publisher behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made the generous offer following the cancellation of the Chinese Global Series qualifiers last week.
PUBG Corp also follows in the footsteps of Chinese publisher Tencent who also donated a hefty sum towards hospitals in Wuhan battling the virus, which has so far affected more than 28,000 people and left more than 500 dead.
“The epidemic affects people’s hearts and love knows no borders,” PUBG Corp says in a Weibo post that has been roughly translated by Daily Esports. “We would like to extend our sincere respect to all medical workers and staff who are currently fighting on the front line to help prevent and control the epidemic.”
The outbreak of Coronavirus has seriously affected the esports industry. The Overwatch League has cancelled homestand events and fixtures in China, the League of Legends Pro League has been put on hold, and some teams have relocated to South Korea to protect the health players and staff.
Although it has caused severe delays to many leagues, it’s good to see big companies like PUBG Corp help out in a time of need.