Over $20,000 raised on the first day of fundraiser to aid seriously injured League of Legends pro

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By Rory Appleton – 16th March 2014
Over $20,000 raised on the first day of fundraiser to aid seriously injured League of Legends pro

Korean League of Legends site Inven reported that around 1,000 people donated over $20,000 to help Cheon “Promise” Min-ki, a former League of Legends professional who attempted suicide on March 12.

Inven attributed the immediate success of this campaign to the strength and compassion of the League of Legends community

The site plans to release the total number on March 19th, but it felt the need to be open about the process from the beginning. As you can see here, there are pictures of bank statements and a direct link to the campaign’s PayPal account.

Around 300 of the contributors were Korean. They accounted for just about $8,400.

The message went on to thank the 700 or so foreign supporters. It mentioned League of Legends coach and commentator MonteCristo, who was responsible for much of the tragedy’s worldwide exposure.

It also went on to thank professional leaguers Wickd, Edward, and the Counter Logic Gaming and Team Solo Mid teams. These professionals (plus others not named specifically by Inven) donated all or most of their earnings over the past few days to the fundraiser. Inven also thanked League of Legends creator Riot Games for its support.

The site clarified that all proceeds will go directly to Promise for his medical bills and rehabilitation once the fundraiser ends on March 19. According to Inven, more updates are coming.

If you wish to contribute to the fund, please do so here.

For full coverage of the incident that preceded this campaign, check out our article here.