12th May 2020
Eight world class DOTA 2 teams comes together to donate funds to global COVID-19 charities
Eight world class DOTA 2 teams comes together to donate funds to global COVID-19 charities (click here for trailer)
World’s best esports athletes are uniting in fight against COVID-19 through a series of ESL supported elite tournaments featuring the most popular gaming titles
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 12: DOTA 2 has today been revealed as the latest title for the Gamers Without BordersInternational Elite series – a US$10million COVID-19 esports fundraiser.
This weekend’sthree-daytournament (May 15-17) will unite eightof the globe’s most decorated teams DOTA 2 outifits as they challenge each other for a US$1.5million share of the overall season US$10million charity prize fund that is going to global charities fighting COVID-19.

The European-based teams confirmed are:

  • - Team Liquid – Netherlands
  • - Team Secret –tbc
  • - Alliance – Sweden
  • - OG – tbc
  • - Ninjas in Pyjamas–Sweden
  • - Nigma– tbc
  • - Virtus.pro – Russia
  • - NatusVincere –Ukraine
The format is based arounda single elimination bracket:

Friday May 15

4 x Quarter-Finals – Best of Three

Saturday May 16

2 x Semi-Finals – Best of Three

Sunday 17

Final – Best of Five
Up for grabs for the winning team will be US$750k to donate to the Gamers Without Borders charity of their choice with the remaining teams splitting the US$1.5million share.
Gamers Without Borders has partnered with a range of international charitiesworking to provide relief and recovery to communities impacted by coronavirus. These includeUNICEF, 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, YouTube and Facebook and Huya. Schedule times are as follows:
  • May 15–13:00 (AST - Arabian Standard Time)
  • May 16– 19:00 (AST)
  • May 17–20:00 (AST)
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.
Registration details can be found on gamerswithoutborders.com.

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