Esports fans from around the world sign-up for GWB’s Global Community
events as Marathon and Games Of The Week tournaments – plus play-as-you-go – open for registration
7-week event series will see US $10 million prize fund donated to global charities includingWorld Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 24 April:
Gamers are being urged to act fast to secure their place in Gamers Without Borders’ opening week of tournamentsafterover4,000 players signed-up for the $10millionCOVID-19 charity event’s first amateur series in just 12 hours.
With more than $20,000 worth of prizes and giveaways up for grabs this week alone, the global gathering’s debut seven days are an unmissable opportunity for gamers of all abilities to get involved in some thrilling live solo and team tournaments.
In doing so, they will be helping to save lives, stay safe and raise fundsin the united fight against the spread of coronavirus: Gaming Without Borders’ central goal.
The opportunity has certainly captured the imagination of gamers worldwide, with phenomenal numbers registering to compete within hours of the event launching on Wednesday.
Across its seven weeks, Gamers Without Borders will see a $10million prize fund shared between different charities leading the fight against COVID-19. What money goes where will be decided by the winning players and teams in GWB’s International Elite events, which begin next week and will feature many of the world’s best esports athletes.
Getting underway this weekendare GWB’s Global Community events:a daily schedule of Marathons, Games Of The Week and free-running play-as-you-go tournaments which gamers of all skill levels are invited to enjoy – – and which will see more than $1.3 million worth of prizes gifted to those taking part.
GWB’s Marathonswill begin on games includingFIFA20, Fortnite and Clash Royale on Friday, while the events’ opening Games Of The Week are on titles such as Overwatch and Apex Legends.
Registration for each tournament is open now, and for all other tournaments willbegin three days before their start time. All details can be found at www.gamerswithoutborders.com
His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan is chairman of the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), who are behind Gamers Without Borders. He said: “It is immensely exciting to see so many gamers unite so quickly to throw their support behind the global fight against COVID-19.
“Our Global Community schedule which begins on Friday is open to all gamers, where worries about skill level or ability can be left at the door. Gamers Without Bordersis for everybody, and the diversity of those registering on our first day alone already really emphasizes that point.
“After so much planning, we are delighted to be underway with such a passionate backing from gamers across the world.”
Gamers Without Borders takes place between April 24th and June 7th 2020.To register in taking part in the event, please go to www.gamerswithoutborders.com
Tournament organisers have confirmed that the globally renowned titles to feature, the full list of charities to benefit and the gaming schedule will be announced in coming days. To register in taking part in the event, please go to www.gamerswithoutborders.com
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