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$10m charity esports series GWB announces Fortnite as fourth live elite tournament
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 16 - 05 - 2020

Gamers Without Borders, an esports fundraiser for COVID-19 charities, is set for its first Battle Royale of the season with Fortnite confirmed as its fourth International Elite tournament.
The three-day series running Tuesday May 19 through Thursday May 21 will welcome no less than 50 duo teams competing online from around the world — ten from the Middle East & Africa and 40 from across Europe.
They will each battle it out to win a share of a massive $2million charity prize fund, which they will then donate to an organization of their choice leading the global fight against COVID-19.
Six matches will take place each day, with $500,000 up for grabs on Days 1 & 2 and $1million at stake on the tournament's final day.
Big name talent already confirmed to play include: Stompy (Vitality); Airwaks (Vitality); Mongraal (FaZe Clan.EU); POW3R (Fnatic); aqua (Cooler Esport); mitr0 (Team Liquid); benjyfishy (NRG) and MrSavage (100Thieves_EU)
Up for grabs for the winning teams and their chosen charities on Days 1 & 2 will be $150,000, with a further $350,000 shared between all other participating duos. On Day 3, the first placed outfit will secure their charity of choice $300,000, with $700,000 divided between the other 49 teams and their selected organizations.
The overall Gamers Without Borders season prize fund is $10 million that winners have been donating to COVID-19 charities of their choice.
Gamers Without Borders has partnered with a range of international charities working to provide relief and recovery to communities impacted by coronavirus. These include UNICEF, International Medical Corps (IMC), GAVI The Vaccine Alliance, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) and Direct Relief.
The broadcast feed will also be available in seven different languages, amongst them Arabic, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin, providing a truly localised experience to reach all gaming communities across the world.
Gamers Without Borders has been created by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS). The International Elite events are supported by the world's largest esports company, ESL, as technical partner who are providing the highest standard of experience to gamers and viewers alike.
The broadcast will also include a fundraiser for fans watching to directly donate to the charity of their choice. — SG


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