KEEP SAFE AND KEEP GAMING: HIP – HOP LEGEND SNOOP DOGG COMPETES INTHE WORLD’S BIGGEST ESPORTS SERIESGAMERS WITHOUT BORDERS’ FIFA20 TOURNAMENT

8 Jun 2020
- Snoop Dogg loses to DJ and comedian KerwinFrost in a FIFA20 exhibition match in US$10M esports event Gamers Without Borders to raise money for COVID-19 charities
- Rap legend a huge fan of ‘soccer’ and admires the players of Barcelona and Real Madrid
- “We’re trying to make the best of the situation and make sure we’re safe when we get out there and make sure we’re doing the right things to prevent coronavirus from coming back. Keep safe, keep gaming and we’ll be out soon; but in the meantime, it’s in the game!”
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Snoop Dogg scores his first goal click here
Solo play: KerwinFrost scores click here
Kerwin Frost takes the win
Post – tournament interview with Snoop and Kerwin click here
Monday June 8: American rap legend Snoop Dogg has helped raise vital funds for the global fight against COVID-19bycompeting in US$10million COVID-19 charity esports tournament Gamers Without Borders, the world’s biggest charity e-sports event of all time.
Snoop Dogg, who is considered to be one of the greatest hip – hop artists of all time, went head-to-head with talk host and comedian Kerwin Frostin a best of three FIFA20series as the prelude to GWB’s US$1.5million prize fund elite-level esports tournament finale.
Commenting on his participation in the tournament, Snoop said: I’ve been playing this game since the early 90’s, and I want to thank Gamers Without Borders from the both of us for letting us do this for charity. That was the best part!”
He continued: “I follow soccer, and while I don’t really follow any team in particular, I absolutely love the players and I’m fascinated with them. And when they do a super team like Real Madrid or Barcelona I love to see them get out and join forces no matter which country they’re from”.
The pair have put on an incredibly entertaining performance with US$100,000up for grabs: US$75,000 going to the winner’s charity of choice, and US$25,000 to the loser’s selected organisation.
With Snoop taking the first win with a 1 – 0 lead, in the end it was Kerwin Frost who triumphed, seeing off Snoop’s Real Madridside 0-1in Game 2 and Game 3 as he played as the 2018 FIFA World Cup winners France, donating $75,000 to UNICEF to support their COVID-19 response, with Snoop Dogg donating the remaining $25,000 to UNICEF.
Speaking about his time in lockdown, the hip – hop icon said: “Everybody from my family is good. We’re trying to make the best of the situation and make sure we’re safe when we get out there and make sure we’re doing the right things to prevent coronavirus from coming back. Keep safe, keep gaming and we’ll be out soon; but in the meantime, it’s in the game!”.
Showmatch winner Kerwin Frost said: “To be playing alongside Snoop Dogg is good enough, but to be knowing that we will be actually helping people with this is a double win and it’s amazing”.
He continued: ‘To be honest, I’ve played the game (FIFA 20) for the first time 2 days ago. There was a lot of pressure because Snoop was a football coach for a long time so it’s like he knows about playing and I had to bring my A Game, so I reached out to one of my fans who trained me for 2 days.”
Gamers Without Borders, organized by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), has become the largest charity esports event of all time. Over 300,000 gamers have registered for tournaments over the last 6 weeks from 72 countries with millions of dollars donated by elite gamers for global charities fighting COVID-19.
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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