IGN Summer of Gaming 2020 Postponed to June 8 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 June 2020 / 978 Views
IGN announced it has postponed the start date of the main events for its Summer of Gaming 2020 from June 4 to June 8 "out of respect for and in support of those rightfully demanding justice and change across the United States and the world."
Read the full statement from IGN below:
We stand in solidarity with the Black community and condemn racism.
Out of respect for and in support of those rightfully demanding justice and change across the United States and the world, IGN will be delaying the launch of its Summer of Gaming main events until June 8.
Today, IGN is participating in Blackout Tuesday, a day of reflection, action, and commitment to meaningful change. IGN will be driving donations to support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, an organization that supports legal action and long-term change, including on our daily live news show NG+.
Our sister company, Humble Bundle, has announced a $1 million fund dedicated to helping publish games by Black developers.
This is a start, but we are committed to driving long-term change. We will have more updates on how we will continue to support the fight for justice.
Black Lives Matter. Period. IGN will go silent today in support of Blackout Tuesday to encourage reflection and dedicate ourselves to meaningful change in our community. https://t.co/Fx1BbOSKKy pic.twitter.com/ROQERvrobV— IGN (@IGN) June 2, 2020
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at email@example.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.