Hi-Rez ​Gaming community ​has raised $1.4 million in support of charities

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Video gamers from around the world have united with one common goal, helping those in need.

Earlier this month, players of the games SMITE and Paladins contributed to the efforts to support those that have been affected by the devastation left in wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Hi-Rez Studios hosted special promotions for its online games SMITE and Paladins where players could purchase in-game cosmetic items with a portion of the proceeds going to hurricane relief.

Hi-Rez Studios is based in Alpharetta.

Together the online communities for these two games raised $76,000 which Hi-Rez has donated to the Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts. Hi-Rez players have now raised over $1,000,000 in support of various charities through gaming.

“Over the years our players have demonstrated how charity through gaming can change lives,” said Stew Chisam, President of Hi-Rez Studios. “The $76,000 raised by SMITE and Paladins players will aid relief efforts in Houston, and we are thankful to our players for the generosity they have shown in support of great causes.”

The online communities for Hi-Rez Studios’ games have now raised a total of $1,401,749 for various charities over the past five years. The Atlanta-based studio is grateful to its players for contributing to charitable efforts that help others in need.

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