In May, Blizzard Entertainment decided to give its legions of Overwatch players an opportunity to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by purchasing a new skin for healer character Mercy. The Pink Mercy charity skin, so named because it was (obviously) pink, was available to players for $15, and the total amount raised was announced by Blizzard this week.
The generosity of Overwatch players managed to bring in a donation amount of $12.7 million, approximately R170 million, which is no small sum for a two week campaign. That donation alone was the single largest donation the Foundation has ever received from a corporate partner, not factoring in the money raised through various Overwatch charity streams, and people who purchased the Pink Mercy t-shirts.
The Pink Mercy skin was designed by VICKISIGH, and you can check out more of her awesome artwork on her Twitter (@vickisigh).