Gamers Without Borders is returning for the second year. The project backed by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS) has announced a CS:GO tournament featuring a $1.5 million charity prize pool. This tournament is hosted by ESL and it is just one part of the month-long festival that will distribute $10 million.
The CS:GO event will have eight teams competing against each other from June 22 – June 27, with the teams that place higher at the event will have the opportunity to distribute the biggest chunk of the prize pool to the charity of their choice. The mission of this year’s edition of Gamers Without Borders festival is to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to underdeveloped countries and communities at risk.
🚨 #GWBPS presents: the Elite Tournament
🎮 Where CS:GO PRO esports players take over the controls for a good cause!
Tune in to watch pro gaming at its finest and learn the latest tricks to get you that win!
🗓️ Save the date: June 22 – 27 🗓️
— Gamers Without Borders (@gwbps) June 20, 2021
Charity prize pool distribution
The eight teams that are participating in the CS:GO tournament are divided into 2 groups of 4. Group A boasts NIP, Mousesports, Ence, and MIBR and Group B has Fura, BIG, Faze, and Dignitas.
The top 2 teams from each group will move on to the playoffs which will be played in single-elimination BO3 format. All matches will be streamed live on the Gamers Without Borders official Twitch channel.
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