ESL supported tournament sees 12 world-class teams come together from North America+ LATAM, MENA& APAC click here for trailer
World’s best esports athletes are uniting in fight against COVID-19 through a series of elite tournaments featuring the most popular gaming titles
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 9:
Rainbow Six: Siege is the second ‘International Elite’title announced for theGamers Without Borderstournament –a US$10 million charity esports season.
This weekend’sthree-daytournament, starting today,unites 12 of world’s very best Rainbow Six gamersand teams split into groups across North America + LATAM (May 9), MENA (May 10) and APAC (May 11).
The Teams include:
- - NORTH AMERICA + LATAM - May 9: Faze Clan, Ninjas in Pyjamas, E-United, Oxygen, E-Sports
- - MENA - May 10: Osh Tekk Warriors, Yalla E-Sports, Nasr-Esports, The Ultimates
- - APAC- May 11: Cyclops Athlete Gaming, FNATIC, Nora-Rengo, Giants Gaming
The format will include three ‘Best of Three’ matches per day in a single elimination bracket format.
Up for grabs for the winning teams will be a total of US$1.5millon(US$ 500K per region split between the teams) that is part of an overall Gamers Without Bordersseason prize fund of US $10 million, that winners have been donating to COVID-19 charities of their choice.
Gamers Without Borders has partnered with a range of globalCOVID-19 charitiesincluding UNICEF, International Medical Corps (IMC), GAVI The Vaccine Alliance, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) and Direct Relief.
Fans across the globe can watch all the action in multiple languages via Twitch
. Schedule times are as follows:
- - May 9 - 21:00 (AST*) –North America + LATAM
- - May 10 -20:00 (AST) - MENA
- - May 11 - 14:00 (AST) - APAC
Full broadcast information is available at watch.gamerswithoutborders.com/
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 from the 12 selected.
Registration details can be found on gamerswithoutborders.com