Riot Games is giving players a way to support the ongoing Ukraine conflict. From March 5 to March 12, all proceeds from battle pass sales for Valorant will be donated to support humanitarian relief efforts in the region.
If you’ve been looking for a way to help out those affected in Ukraine, this week might be a good time to buy the Episode 4 Act II battle pass.
On top of that, the developer is donating US$1 million to three humanitarian non-profit organizations: International Medical Corps, Doctors Without Borders, and the Polish Red Cross.
All Valorant battle pass proceeds from March 5 to March 12 will go toward Ukraine
Players who buy the Valorant Episode 4 Act II battle pass from now till March 12 will see the proceeds go toward supporting relief efforts in Ukraine and the surrounding region.
But if you don’t play Valorant, fret not. Riot is also holding in-game fundraisers across its other titles, so all players will be able to chip in.
Proceeds from the new Bee skin line in League of Legends, in addition to battle pass sales in Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, and Wild Rift, will be donated to support humanitarian relief efforts in Eastern Europe.
The gaming industry has rallied behind Ukraine, with companies like Sega, CD Projekt Group, and Bungie announcing donations to help those affected by the war.
Ukrainian esports organization Natus Vincere has also severed ties with Russian company ESforce Holding, the owner of Virtus.pro, after its public denial of the crisis in Ukraine.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has impacted many players in esports as well. FunPlus Phoenix has reportedly been practicing with a stand-in for Valorant in-game leader Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow, who is currently still in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.