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Deadmau5 wins $20,000 for charity in gaming event

He won the money in a battle royale gaming tournament...

Deadmau5 has won $20,000 in a charity tournament based on the online battle royale game ‘PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds’.

He was one of a number of people to compete in the tournament, taking part alongside a team of fans captained by esports organisation Cloud9, YouTubers The Try Guys  and streamer Jericho. 

The money has been donated to Extra Life which raises money to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the US. The tournament took place at the newly-opened OGN Super Arena in California. 

Deadmau5 recently returned from a short hiatus to play some live shows in Europe. He took a break after posting offensive comments via Twitter.

He also recently launched a mau5trap radio show via Mixcloud, and will provide the soundtrack to the film ‘Polar’ by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlun early next year.