Ever since the Russian forces have invaded Ukraine, video game companies have been proactively helping Ukraine. From banning Russian teams from esports events to halting their services to Russia, some big names in the industry have been contributing actively.
Of course, the publishers, developers, and streamers haven't stopped just there. There have been numerous efforts in the form of fund raisers and humanitarian aid from the gaming community. Epic Games, the publisher of the popular battle royale Fortnite has managed to raise over $100 million in funds for Ukraine relief.
Epic Games partnered with Xbox for raising relief funds for Ukraine. The two industry leaders decided to do it via Fortnite – all the proceeds that take place between March 20 to April 3 will be directed towards relief efforts. The funds would be transfered to four organizations – UNICEF, UN World Food Programme, Direct Relief, and UN Refugee Agency.
As of today, we’ve raised $100 million USD together to support humanitarian relief for people affected by the war in Ukraine. In addition to @UNICEF, @WFP, @Refugees and @DirectRelief, we are now also collaborating with @WCKitchen.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 29, 2022
On March 29, Epic Games announced via their official website that they had already raise $100 million. Considering the amount of funds, Epic also decided to donate to World Central Kitchen. As the war situation has created food shortage, World Central Kitchen has been actively providing hot and fresh food to Ukrainians.
Epic then took to Twitter to thank everyone who has contributed to the humanitarian cause. The studio will continue to raise more funds for the next four days. So far, Epic Games has donated one of the largest amounts for Ukraine relief and the refugees.
A few days ago, Humble Bundle also raised a massive amount that went towards relief efforts. On March 25, the company announced that they had raise $20 million through their “Stand With Ukraine” sale. Even streamers like Asmongold have hosted charity streams and raised funds to aid all the efforts.
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