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PUBG Studio KRAFTON Donates INR 15,000,000 Towards COVID Relief Efforts in India

Abhimannu Das
29/Apr/2021 10:04 am

PUBG Studio Krafton just announced a contribution of 15,000,000 ($202,653 USD) to the PM Cares fund in India.
The donation was made to support the fight against Covid-19 in India amidst a rise in cases.

KRAFTON has announced a contribution of INR 15,000,000 ($202,653 USD) to the PM Cares fund via the company’s Indian subsidiary. The contribution was made to solidify India’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. KRAFTON stated that it wants to join India in its fight against COVID-19 and provide necessary medical aid, purchase oxygen supplies and extend additional resources to people across the country during the ongoing pandemic. India is currently facing an exponential rise in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the country. 

KRAFTON Seeks to Support the Efforts of The Government of India

Commenting on the donation, Changhan (CH) Kim, KRAFTON's CEO, said:

“India is navigating a challenging time with the current wave of COVID-19. We remain committed to supporting the efforts of the Government in battling this unprecedented crisis. We hope our contribution to the PM CARES Fund will help the aid efforts currently operational on ground.”

The INR 15,000,000 ($202,653) is being made to the PM Cares fund (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations). The PM Cares fund is a public charitable trust where anyone can make contributions.

Earlier this year Krafton’s Head-Corporate Development Sean Hyunil Sohn talked about how important the Indian market is to the company at the India Gaming Conference 2021. The company is still working towards bringing PUBG Mobile back to India. Sohn had stated "I cannot really tell a timing, because we don't know yet. But what I can tell you is that we care about the Indian market greatly and that's why I get to know you and I get to know a lot of friends in the Indian gaming industry. So definitely we will work hard to make it happen.”

Krafton’s Head-Corporate Development Sean Hyunil Sohn at IGCKrafton’s Head-Corporate Development, Sean Hyunil Sohn, spoke about the Indian market earlier this year
Screengrab from Confederation of Indian Industry YouTube

About Krafton 

KRAFTON, Inc. is a South Korean collective of independent game development teams responsible for various entertainment properties, including PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, PUBG Mobile, PUBG New State, ELYON, and TERA. KRAFTON currently consists of PUBG Studio, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, and RisingWings. RELATED:  Krafton Says It Cares Greatly About PUBG Mobile in India


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Abhimannu Das is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He is covering content on esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.