GAMERS WITHOUT BORDERS’ OPENING TOURNAMENTS DONATE US$1.5MILLION TO CHARITIES FIGHTING COVID-19 – WITH THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS ALONE RECEIVING IN EXCESS OF US$700,000

6th May 2020
Russia’s Team 1218 and Team Godlike from India come out on top as GWB explodes into action To download tournament images please click here
Europe, CIS & MENA VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS SOUTH ASIA VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
The final match click here The final match – two KO's in just a matter of seconds click here
Three teams in one house – and it got crazy! click here Team Umumba Take the win on the final game click here
FUTBOLIST make a move click here Incredible moveto take control click here
To access the Day 1 and Day 2 recap video click here To access the Day 3 and Day 4 recap video click here
RIYADH – MAY 6: The first Elite-level tournament of US$10million COVID-19 esports fundraiser Gamers Without Borders saw the International Medical Corps (IMC) gifted almost half of the opening series’ US$1.5million prize fund as the global gaming event burst into action.
The winning teams fromGWB’s Europe, CIS & MENAand South Asiamobile gaming tournamentsbothdonated their US$250,000 winnings to the organization, who will use the funds to continue to provide essential coronavirus expertise, protective equipment, training, and treatment services for vulnerable communities across the globe.
Gamers Without Borders’ opening tournaments guaranteed high-drama and delivered on that to the last, with only a single point splitting the series’ top two South Asian teams after four days of thrilling gaming action.
Eventually, it was India’s Team Godlike who came out on top – their four crucial wins in 12 games giving them enough to see off Team TSM-ENTITY, who missed out on first place despite outperforming their countrymen in kill points 83 to 67. Third and fourth place went to Marcos Gaming and UMExRxN – both also from India – after terrific comebacks in the tournament’s latter stages, earning their chosen charities US$125,000 and US$75,000 respectively.
That edge-of-the-seat action followed two days of battle in the Europe, CIS & MENA mobile gaming division, where Team 1218ran out convincing winners after topping the leaderboard at both the half-way and end points of the competition. The Russian outfit finished ahead of The Real Deal(Europe-wide) and FUTBOLIST(Turkey) after a sensational 11-kill display in the 12-match tournament’s final battle, led by an MVP performance by star-man Bandita77.
Speaking after donating their US$250,000 winnings to the International Medical Corps, Bandita77 said: “We are very happy to help the situation we have in the world now. The special thing about our win is that we can help the world with this problem. We were fighting every second until the end to win this and we are really glad to donate US$250 000.
“We've chosen this charity – the International Medical Corps – because we would like to be a part of their fight with the coronavirus. It has a big influence on our lives, all people's lives. People are sick, they die from it and we think that these funds will help to fight the virus.”
Gamers Without Borders next International Elite tournament takes place this weekend, andfans can tune in to the opening games by visiting www.watch.gamerswithoutborders.com where full broadcast information and talent will be announced and updated regularly.

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