Gamers Without Borders 2020 Launches CS:GO Charity Event
Gamers Without Borders 2020, a COVID-19 charity esports event sponsored by Saudi Arabia, now heads to the CS:GO competitive community. The CS:GO edition of the tournament takes place from May 29 to 31 online and features a $2 Million prize pool.
The Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS) partners with ESL for Gamers Without Borders 2020. ESL oversees the execution and organization of the CS:GO tournament, as well as other exclusive esports games covered by the organization.
Acknowledging the partnership, ESL’s VP Business Development MENA Abdelatif Sakkoum said: “Leaning on our 20 years of esports experience, ESL accepted to become a partner of the ‘Gamers without Borders’ charity tournament to set up a large competition across eight esports and gaming titles within a very short time frame…We’ll provide and create the best possible conditions to set up a month-long competition for this vital cause.”
The event features six professional CS:GO teams. The invited participants are from Europe and CIS regions:
- Natus Vincere
- FaZe Clan
- G2 Esports
- OG Esports
ESL and SAFEIS will broadcast the tournament on multiple streaming platforms like Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. You can also catch the matches on BetCSGO’s Live Streams page. To involve regional fans and viewers, the coverage will come in six languages: English, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. Huya, a third-party platform, handles the Chinese broadcast.
The complete information regarding the tournament has yet to be released. ESL and SAFEIS will release more information about the talent lineup, tournament format, and prize pool distribution soon.
CS:GO is the fifth game in the ‘International Elite Tournament Series’ of Gamers Without Borders. The charity event recently concluded its exclusive events for PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six Siege, Dota 2, and FORTNITE. SAFEIS allocated a $10 Million prize pool for the entire series.
The entirety of the prize pool will be donated to one of the global charitable organizations supported by SAFEIS. The winner of the CS:GO event can choose to donate their share to one of the following organizations:
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- International Medical Corps.
- Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
- Direct Relief
- King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief)Norwegian Refugee Council