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  Old School RuneScape Player ‘Tata Sleepy' crowned victorious in DMM Tournament, unlocking £25,000 for mental health charities
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06/01/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Monday June 1st 2020, Cambridge, UK – 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

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Notes to Editor

Prizes have been supplied by partners Intel and Razer and are as follows:

  • 1st Place: $1,000 USD, The Razer Ultimate Bundle (Basilisk Ultimate +Huntsman Elite + Firefly V2 + Nari Ultimate), Intel i9 9900k CPU, Intel SSD, Intel Swag Bag (Hoodie, t-shirt, mouse mat), 1 Year Old School RuneScape Membership
  • 2nd Place: $500 USD, Razer BlackWidow Elite, Intel SSD, Intel Swag Bag, 1 Year Old School RuneScape Membership
  • 3rd & 4th Place: $250 USD, Razer Kraken Ultimate + Base Station Chroma OR Viper Ultimate + Gigantus Team Razer, 1 Year Old School RuneScape Membership
  • 5th – 16th Place: 1 Year Old School RuneScape Membership
About Jagex

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 employs more than 400 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.

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. Since 2016, Old School RuneScape has established itself as a competitive game with the seasonal free-for-all Deadman Tournaments, where winners receive huge cash prizes and membership. Play now at http://oldschool.runescape.com.

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