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Custom gaming PC company PowerGPU is giving away 50 PCs to unlucky Artesian Builds customers

The Artesian Builds controversy seems to be heading for a happy ending for disgruntled customers who lost their PC builds when the company folded. Custom PC builder PowerGPU has stepped in and will make 50 PCs for buyers affected by the shutdown.

For those unaware, PC build company Artesian Builds and the streaming channel have faced intense backlash after changing the rules at the last minute in a contest and refusing to give the prize to the winner. . Streamer Kiapiaa won the prize, but was denied by the company because her Twitch reviews weren’t high enough. She called out Artesian Builds for their business practices, and other streamers told stories of bad experiences with the company.

Despite the apologies, the damage was done and Artesian Builds could not survive the repercussions. Sponsors like NICKMERCS have spoken out against the company, and others like OTK have severed their ties with it. There was no feedback and Artesian Builds suspended all business activities saying, “We are sad to announce that effective immediately we are freezing/suspending all business. An analysis is underway by an external lawyer to [reorganization] ensure fair treatment of customers, creditors and employees. We expect more information by the end of the month.

The real losers from the controversy are the staff who lost their jobs and the customers left without the builds they ordered. At least there is light at the end of the tunnel for customers as PowerGPU will build 50 PCs for them. The company has launched a fund for people to donate to the cause, and several manufacturers are already on board. It will also contribute $25 from every PC sold over the next month towards the fund.

According Lucky Jack“After the terrible situation of the artesian constructions, hundreds of customers were left without their PC versions and dozens of employees were laid off.@PowerGPU announced that they would build 50 PCs to give back to those wronged by the company.

While PowerGPU’s gesture will go a long way to smooth things over, it won’t be enough for all affected customers. Hopefully others will eventually find a way to get their money back or get their builds.

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