Part of the #PlayApartTogether initiative, Tata Sleepy won first place, securing fantastic prizes and unlocking a £25,000 donation to Jagex’s partner charities
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, 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: https://www.jagex.com/en-GB/news/4xffq8/we-can-all-play-apart-together
About Old School RuneScape
Launched on desktop in 2013, and now also on mobile devices, Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. Play now at http://oldschool.runescape.com.
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers. Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 270million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future. Jagex employs more than 360 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction. For more information visit, www.jagex.com.