- Gamers Without Borders returns in 2021 with a $10 million charity prize pool
- The event will hold both professional and fan competitions in various titles
- The money will go to help struggling regions get their hands on COVID-19 immunization means.
Gamers Without Borders is returning in 2021 under the cause “No One Left Behind.” The event will host several charity tournaments across various titles in order to raise money for helping struggling regions against the pandemic.
Gamers Without Borders Will Leave No One Behind
Charity esports series Gamers Without Borders will make a return this year. This time it will raise money for providing struggling countries with COVID-19 vaccines under the cause “No One Left Behind.”
The tournament will begin on June 5. It will take place online with a total charity prize pool of $10 million. The event is organized by ESL, the Saudi Esports Federation, and the latter’s chairman, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia, together with support from UNICEF as a partner.
Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia is concerned about developing countries not receiving enough vaccines. He is dedicated to providing them with the same care the developed nations receive.
“It is important to understand that even with vaccines rolling out in developed nations, millions of others face the possibility of not being vaccinated for months or maybe years.”
Professional and Amateur Events Will Keep Everyone Engaged
Gamers Without Borders will continue for nine weeks and will hold several separate competitions in some of the most popular esports titles. Those include:
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- PUBG Mobile
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Rocket League
Gamers Without Borders will have a lineup of popular celebrities both from esports and outside of esports as it did last year when Snoop Dogg, Liam Payne, Paulo Dybala, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Dele Alli took apart.
Daily community competitions, marathons, and non-committal tournaments will also be held across even more varied titles. Those will include the aforementioned five plus several others, namely:
- Tekken 7
- Call of Duty
- NBA 2K21
All fans will be able to participate in those, starting June 7, no matter their personal skill level.
All events will be streamed on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Gamers Without Borders’ official website. Viewers are additionally encouraged to take part in the cause by donating.
It’s good to see esports stand for more than just competition with charity events like Gamers Without Borders. Playing for a bigger cause shows the true sportsmanship of professional athletes and the good intentions of the event organizers. With the still raging pandemic standing for what is right is more important than ever.
Recently a 12-hour stream by Gen.G, Ivy League, and Planet9 raised $8258 for Direct Relief’s cause.