Old School RuneScape crowned the winner of its month-long DMM Tournament this past weekend. The contest, part of Jagex’s contribution to the game industry’s #PlayApartTogether initiative, saw thousands of gamers sign up for a chance to prove themselves as world-class Old School RuneScape players, win prizes, and contribute to a worthy cause with £25,000 donated to mental health charities.
The live finale saw ‘Tata Sleepy’ battle their way through the competition to win and take home the 1st Place prize: $1,000 USD, the Razer Ultimate Bundle, Intel i9 9900k CPU, Intel SSD, Intel Swag Bag, and one year of free Old School RuneScape membership. Prizes were also awarded to every player in the Top 16.
In addition to the player prizes, Jagex will also donate £25,000 to its three partnered mental health charities – CPSL Mind, The Prince’s Trust, and Rise Above The Disorder – as part of its £100,000 commitment to support their work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Furthermore, Jagex held several in-game activities for Mental Health Awareness Week. The collaboration between the company and its community has been so successful that Jagex forecasts a further £100,000 to be raised on top of their previous commitment.
Rob Hendry, the Executive Producer of Old School RuneScape, said:
“We were really excited to watch the DMM tournament and have been thrilled by its reception from our players. Globally, we are all going through a very difficult time and so we’re humbled to see our community come together to support our mental health charities while playing Old School RuneScape. We’ve seen the best of the best compete in this tournament and are blown away by the skill on display.”
Game companies across the globe have come together to support the #PlayApartTogether initiative. Each has encouraged their vast networks of users and fans to adopt best practices for the sake of their own health and that of their families and communities.
You can find out more about Jagex’s support of the initiative, and its £100,000 donation to its mental health charities, here.