Ever since I started the Battle Royale game mode back in Arma 2, I have always wanted to use my game mode to help those in need when possible. Back in Arma 3 I held two charity events in support of Extra Life, and with the tremendous support of the community and streamers we raised over $70,000 for the kids!


Today, I am delighted to announce we will be continuing to help those that need it with PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, and are hosting our first charity invitational next week, on Thursday May 4th. We have chosen Gamers Outreach as our first charity, as the work they do to provide equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals is something I think is well worth supporting.


For the event, we will be hosting 128 streamers from both NA & EU. We have split the event into two sessions, with 64 players from EU taking to the battlegrounds in the first 3 matches, and then 64 players from NA rounding out the event for the final 3 matches. We will have more information on the exact timings and match format early next week. We are splitting up the regions to ensure all participants can play on servers with the least ping possible, and to ensure as fair a match as possible for all involved.


We will be running DUOS mode only for the event, with 32 teams per region. Each region will play 3 matches, with the winners chosen from those that have the highest overall placement from all 3 rounds. We will be announcing the participants daily, right up until the event on May 4th! I would also ask you to understand that we could not invite everyone that streams BATTLEGROUNDS to this event, and that we had to focus on those streamers with larger communities and those that have supported our game over the past 10 months.


Thank you for your attention,