As the Coronavirus continues its rampage around China and the rest of Asia, the esports community has been working on helping those affected by the virus in their own ways. In a video announcement by Gen.G and Seoul Dynasty, COO Arnold Hur announced their plans and response to the Coronavirus.
Seoul Dynasty and Gen.G are aware of the global severity of the CoronaVirus. In times like this, we'd like to come together and contribute to a healthy esports culture by lending a helping hand.#TigerNation #coronavirus #COVID19 #코로나19
— Seoul Dynasty 🐯 (@SeoulDynasty) February 19, 2020
In the announcement, Mr. Hur expressed the organization’s awareness of the impact Coronavirus has had across China and Asia. He ensures that those affected inside the organization are healthy and doing well. Additionally, he emphasizes that the team’s number one priority is everyone’s health. In addition, Mr. Hur applauded the esports community’s response to the Coronavirus and announced the team’s plans to help those affected by the virus. He views this as an opportunity to respond to the crisis as individuals and as an organization. After consulting with staff, player, and coaches the organization made the decision to donate.
“100% of the proceeds from our March Seoul Dynasty homestands, our merchandise sales from both Gen.G and Seoul Dynasty, as well as the in-game skin sales from the Seoul Dynasty from today through the end of March to support charities that support the victims of the Coronavirus.” – Arnold Hur
Finally, Mr. Hur acknowledges that the scale of their commitment pales in comparison the impact the Coronavirus currently has. Though, he believes that it as an opportunity to bring the community together to support those affected by the virus. He finished the announcement by thanking the fans who showed concern and worried about the teams, its coaches, and its players.