Winning teams FaZe Clan (Brazil), Oxygen E-Sports (USA) The Ultimates (Saudi Arabia) and CYCLOPS athlete gaming (Japan) contribute to US$1.5 million pot donatedto COVID-19 charities
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 12:
Elite Rainbow Six gamers from Brazil, USA, Saudi Arabia and Japan proved victoriousas the world’s best esports athletes continue to unite in the fight against COVID-19.
Rainbow Six: Siegewas the second‘International Elite’tournament for Gamers Without Borderstournament –a US$10 million charity esports season running for six weeks.
The unprecedented three-day tournament brought12 of world’s very best Rainbow Six teamsacross multiple regions; North America, LATAM, MENA and APAC.
FaZe Clan (Brazil), Oxygen E-Sports (USA) The Ultimates (Saudi Arabia) and CYCLOPS athlete gaming (Japan) came out on top in their ‘show matches’with a total of US$1.5 million dollars donated to the COVID 19 charities of their choice backed by Gamers Without Borders.
After two Elite International tournaments a total of US$3 million have been donated to Gamers Without Borders charity partners including UNICEF ($412,500),International Medical Corps ($800,000), GAVI The Vaccine Alliance ($362,500), King Salman Humanitarian Aidand Relief Center (KSRelief - $637,500) and Direct Relief ($725,000) and ITU ($62,500).
Golden Pickl3, The Ultimate– “It’s been absolutely incredible to take part in the Gamers Without Borders tournament and win over our Saudi opponents Osh-Tekk Warriors. We decided to donate our fund to King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre because they are our local charity which plays a huge role in supporting relief for many countries around the world”.
Mav, FaZe Clan - “We hope this really helps the fight - the world really needs it. This event is a great cause and I'm glad it's happening. UNICEF is a big charity here in Brazil. It was lots of fun facing Ninjas in Pyjamas - their aggressive and loose style which we knew was for such a good cause.”
LaXIng, Oxygen E-Sports–“It was lots of fun competing against eUnited. We chose Direct Relief as our charity as it’sbased here in the US so felt a little closer to home and we’re familiar with them.
Fans across the globe can watch all the Gamers Without Borders action in multiple languages via Twitch
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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.