Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Overwatch community, more than $12.7 million USD from sales of the Pink Mercy skin and special charity T-shirt has gone towards supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The Overwatch community is now responsible for the largest donation by a corporate partner within one year in BCRF’s 25-year history.
The special “Pink Mercy” charity skin was designed for the Overwatch hero Mercy, a scientist and ‘guardian angel’ of the game who has dedicated her life to helping others. The limited-edition skin was offered as an in-game purchase, with Blizzard Entertainment donating 100% of the proceeds it received from sales of the skin to BCRF.
In addition to the charity skin, thousands of players showed their support for the cause with a purchase of a limited-edition Pink Mercy T-shirt, available for men and women, designed by community artist VICKISIGH.
Charity stream viewers, rejoice! As viewers raised over $130,000 USD in donations watching 14 different Overwatch stars stream on Twitch.
For a full recap of Overwatch’s Pink Mercy charity efforts including community fan art, cosplay and photos of Blizzard’s check presentation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit our blog the official Blizzard announcement.