IGG’s first College Charity Art Competition drew to a successful close on July 30 2020, after publishing its list of prize winners. Taking place within China over a period spanning sixty days, nine winners have emerged from this competition, including one by popular vote. Some fresh graduate winners have already entered IGG’s green lane as potential hires.
Helmed by IGG Charity and exclusively sponsored by Lords Mobile, IGG’s first College Charity Art Competition represents cooperation between both parties on all fronts. Thematically, Lords Mobile offered a rich story background and distinct gaming style for this competition. It gained traction as many contestants and players were intrigued by this. The competition invited legendary artists of the Kingdom to create illustrations in the style of Lords Mobile. With the art platform as battleground, artists strived to be the champions of this competition.
In the end, a student from the China Academy of Art, Jiang, clinched the top prize with her piece “Storm Fox”. She had won the favor of judges with her ingenious creativity and superb artistry. The prize awarded to popular vote had seen some intense competition too. Subsequently, the piece “Songstress of the Sea” emerged triumphant with 10,198 votes.
With this, this competition drew to a close. We thank each artist for their dedication and hard work. We appreciate the craftsmanship behind the making of each piece, and we can see each contestant’s infinite potential. May each one of our gamers grow together to push the gaming industry to new heights!
This spring, IGG has pledged to donate $150,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, from the sales of Lords Mobile’s specially designed castle skin and an event partnership with a Youtuber. Proceeds from these campaigns will go towards wish granting in six countries, namely Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Philippines and Spain.
Many wishes were postponed due to Covid-19, but IGG and the Make-A-Wish Foundation managed to help grant some wishes in these countries, and filled young hearts with happiness and joy. We're proud to share some of these stories with our gamers!
Douglas is a soft-spoken child, and takes a while to warm up to company. He doesn’t talk much, but lights up with passion and enthusiasm when showing us his toy cars. Douglas was diagnosed with hemophilia in his early years, and has had to make changes in his lifestyle. However, he learns quickly, and has adapted well to this change. Douglas’s wish is to own a game that simulates the thrill of driving a real car. When the big day came, Douglas and his family made a trip to Neo Geo World, a store in Interlagos Mall, and spent some happy hours checking out all the toys. "It was an unforgettable day!" Douglas gushed. His mother and grandmother, sitting by his side, were really happy to see the boy's gleeful face.
MJ is a young boy diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. He’s currently undergoing treatment at the Philippine General Hospital. Growing up in Cavite, MJ has never experienced being on an airplane. At the Philippine Airlines Flight Simulation Center, MJ got to experience flying with a flight simulator, and spent the day with three pilots who showed him how to operate a commercial airplane. On that day, MJ wasn’t the only one on cloud nine - everyone else who helped turn his dream into reality were delighted to witness his joy.
Xinyi’s whole world changed the moment she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Her wish is to live in the same world as her favorite dolls. Wish granters gave Xinyi a wishing coin, and brought her to the familiar door of the children’s activity room at the hospital. What started out as yet another ordinary day for Xinyi, turned absolutely magical when the door opened. The room had been transformed into a wonderland of dolls! She was overjoyed and spent the entire day immersed in the world of her favorite dolls. “Today, her wish was granted,” said Xinyi’s mother. “I can say this has been her happiest day so far. I hope she will always be as happy as she is today, and continue to live life with optimism and enthusiasm.”
Thinking about refreshing your skins for the ingame castle of Lords Mobile? Well head over this link:https://lordsmobile.igg.com/ to get a new one! All proceeds from the first 2 weeks of the sales will go towards Make-A-Wish-International-Foundation to grant more wishes around the world! Head over to the App Store/Google Play store to download Lords Mobile and grab a new castle skin now!
IGG had established a US$500,000 fund for the procurement of medical supplies since the. After several days of intensive work, we received two pieces of good news this morning.
First, we are pleased to announce that the first batch of medical supplies has safely arrived at Wuhan Union Hospital yesterday! This batch contains 61,200 disposable sterile surgical gloves and 1,300 surgical masks.
Another piece of good news is that IGG US has successfully purchased and delivered the first batch of N95 masks. The 5 boxes of masks (1200 total) made their way from Shanghai to The First Affiliated Hospital of College of Medicine (Zhejiang University). The dedicated hospital staff picked up the package personally, even though it was 4am in Hangzhou. These brave medical personnel are the real heroes in this fight. They deserve our utmost respect!
While Wuhan transportation lockdown aims to help stop the outbreak of the coronavirus, it also caused issues in transporting of medical supplies. Hospitals in and around the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak said they are running so low on medical supplies that the health of frontline medical care providers are put at great risk. The Fujian Province Medical Team are giving direct support to local hospitals in Wuhan, and they have also contacted IGG for help in securing much-needed medical supplies through our overseas resources. We responded to the request immediately by dispatching our overseas branches and domestic procurement teams source for these supplies. We will purchase and deliver the medical supplies once we confirm that they are medically-approved.
Overseas Teams Giving Support
IGG teams around the globe have teamed up. Let us brave this storm together.
Wasting no time, our US team is preparing to deliver their second batch (10 boxes) of supplies to ensure their availability in China. During this period, our US colleagues are driving many miles to pick up the supplies and deliver to the airport’s warehouse for packaging, documentation, and customs declaration.
Indonesia has just experienced a volcanic eruption, but our team there gave their full support nonetheless. The team found local suppliers that can provide 500,000 medically-approved masks. Once payment is completed tomorrow, they will be sent to China within the week.
A batch of 1 million medically-approved masks has arrived at IGG Brazil. The team is currently preparing this first batch of medical supplies for customs clearance. We expect it to be shipped out from Brazil this weekend. In light of recent developments, IGG Brazil put in an urgent order of 1 million more medically-approved masks to support the growing number of people in need.
The Japan team went to numerous pharmacies in Japan, to get medical supplies that would be helpful for the hospitals in China. At the moment, the Japan team has sourced 20,000 medically-approved surgical masks and will send them out tomorrow. Since the manufacturer of these masks also has a factory in the Guangxi region, a large batch will be delivered directly from Guangxi.
Our team in Belarus has sourced 300,000 medically-approved masks from suppliers. The suppliers are still preparing their stock; once they are ready, our team will proceed with the purchase.
As hospitals receiving aid can only accept medical supplies suited for domestic use, our colleagues in other countries （Korea, Turkey, Dubai, Canada and Spain） have been searching their local pharmacies for suitable items.
We are continuing our search, and will send more supplies to Wuhan as soon as we can.
We will get through this together. Stay safe, stay strong.
IGG, a globally renowned mobile game developer and publisher, has set up a $500,000 donation fund to provide support in light of the recent Wuhan epidemic. The first batch of donations are on the way.
After contacting Wuhan’s official health departments and local hospitals, IGG gained an understanding of local medical needs. Making full use of its established global teams, IGG immediately sent out requests to more than a dozen global offices to coordinate the procurement of medical supplies.
As of press time, the first batch of more than 450,000 medical supplies (containing N95 masks, surgical masks, surgical gloves, etc.) has been collected. These materials are on their way to the front line, and will be received by medical institutions and staff located in the relevant cities in China.
Going forward, IGG will continue to do its best in lending support and assistance to medical institutions and people in need during this epidemic.