Bluehole Inc announced today that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has sold more than two million copies on Steam since launch. The game reached the initial million seller milestone on April 10, putting the second million at a slightly slower pace than the first.
To celebrate the milestone, Bluehole has announced the Battlegrounds 2017 Charity Invitational. On May 4, 2017 from 9AM PDT to 5PM PDT, 64 European and 64 North American streamers will fight it out on Bluehole's official Twitch channel. Players can donate to the event, which benefits Gamers Outreach, an organization that provides gaming equipment to sick children in hospitals going through extensive treatment. Bluehole will match donations up to $100,000.
"One of the main reasons we were able to hit this sales milestone is that we have a dedicated community who has helped us refine PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds," said Bluehole CEO Gang-Seok Kim. "We felt this invitational was a great way to give back and are pleased to make this small contribution to the cause. We are glad to support Gamers Outreach in their mission to provide recreation to hospitalized children and help their families cope with long-term treatment."
"We're absolutely thrilled to work with PlayerUnknown and the entire Battlegrounds community on this incredible fundraiser. As fans ourselves, it's inspiring to see the outpouring of support from our fellow gamers. The funds raised during this event will make a tremendous difference for hospitalized children and their families for years to come," said Zach Wigal, Founder of Gamers Outreach.
Bluehole recently outlined the major changes planned for Battlegrounds in the near future.