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EVE Online Players Raise Over Half A Million Dollars For Ukraine In Recent Charity Campaign

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EVE Online's PLEX for Good campaign has once again done some good, benefiting charities supporting Ukraine during Russia's invasion of the country. Capsuleers raised over half a million dollars which CCP Games is donating to charities helping the people of Ukraine.

The campaign ran this month and saw Capsuleers, EVE Online developers, and CCP Games itself donate to the cause. PLEX, the premium currency in EVE Online, was donated to a character in-game by players, with CCP Games matching the donation total at the end of the campaign. All told, USD 501,652 has been raised to send to multiple charities working within Ukraine to help people overcome the devastation being wrought by Russia's invasion. 

Via the blog post:

"Together we have achieved something amazing. With the PLEX for GOOD: Ukraine fundraiser now wrapped, together Capsuleers, individual EVE developers and CCP Games have raised a remarkable $501,652 USD. That money will now directly help those impacted by the ongoing war in Ukraine, including the millions forced to flee their homes and lives to find safety.

The total amount will be converted to real world money and donated to both UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the National Bank of Ukraine Humanitarian Assistance campaign."

This isn't the first time EVE players have banded together to raise money for a good cause. Previous PLEX for Good campaigns have seen capsuleers donate in recent years to causes such as helping those who were affected by the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan in 2011 and, most recently, the Global COVID-19 pandemic.

You can check out the full details on the official EVE Online website.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore