England midfielder Dele Alli will play Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold to meet singing sensation Liam Payne, and Portugal duo João Félix and Andre Silva to play against each other
Gamers without Borders,
SAFEIS, has already attracted 42M video views and over 120,000 players from 72 countries, becoming the biggest esports charity event ever
Fans across the globecan watch the action live in multiple languages via Twitch
from 5th to 7th June 2020.
Some of the biggestnames in football and music areset to go head-to-head on FIFA 20 as part of US$10million COVID-19 relief fundraiser Gamers Without Borders–the largestcharity e-sports event of all time.
Held this weekend, superstar footballers including Juventus and Argentina talisman Paulo Dybala, England and Spurs heroDele Alli, Liverpool’s Champions League winning right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Portugal duo João Félix andAndre Silva will come up against each other as part ofGamers Without Borders’ closing tournament.
They will also be joined by global singing sensation and former One Direction star Liam Payne, with other megastars set to be unveiled this week.
The high-stakes, charity exhibition matches are set to be part of an epic closing weekend for Gamers Without Borders, which will also see the climax of the event’s elite-level FIFA 20 tournament for pro gamers, where eight of the world’s best FIFA players will slug it out for a massive US$1.5 million, all of which will again go to COVID-19 charities.
Dele – who took part in Gamers Without Borders’ Fortnite tournament two weeks ago
– said: “Lots of my teammates and footballing friends are massively into their gaming. Playing the likes of FIFA over the last few months has kept us connected and competitive for when we get back out there for real. Gamers Without Borders is a brilliant way for the gamers all over the world to come together for good causes and support these charities fighting COVID-19. I’m looking forward to seeing what Paulo has in the locker for our match!”
Payne – now a solo artist with 11 hits under his belt – said: “Gaming has brought people together and provided a bit fun for many over the last few months. I’m a massive fan and love FIFA so I’m looking forward to a chance to join some amazing footballers in supporting these charities fighting COVID-19 with Gamers Without Borders.
“Trent’s obviously flying at the moment for Liverpool and England but let’s see how he fares in the virtual world!”
Having run for the last six weeks, Gamers Without Bordershas broken new ground for esports after uniting 120,000 gamers from 72 countries online in tournaments and series on the most popular titles in gaming, making it the biggest charity e-sports event of all time.
The unprecedented esports initiative, organized by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), has already seen US$8.5 million donated to global charities tackling COVID-19. These have includedGAVI, UNICEF, Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRELIEF), Norwegian Refugee Council, International Telecommunications Union
Fans across the globe can watch all the weekend’s action in multiple languages via Twitch, YouTube and Facebook and Huya, with full broadcast information available at www.gamerswithoutborders.com
The Gamers Without Borders 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.
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