TEAM 1218 TRIUMPH IN GAMERS WITHOUT BORDERS’ OPENING PUBG MOBILE TOURNAMENT AND DONATE US$250,000WINNINGS TO THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

THE WOW MOMENT:

SERIES RUN-DOWN:

  • - Team 1218 bagged Gamers Without Borders (GWB) Europe, CIS & MENA Division PUBG MOBILE title with a dominant display that saw them top the leaderboard on both Day 1 & Day 2 (click here for leaderboard)
  • - The Russian-led squad finished ahead of The Real Deal(Europe-wide) and FUTBOLIST(Turkey) after a sensational 11-kill display in the 12-match tournament’s final battle
  • - Winners earned US$250,000 from the GWB charity prize fund, which they chose to donate to the International Medical Corps to support their efforts in the fight against COVID-19

TOURNAMENT FACTS:

  • - MARKSMEN: Team 1218 finished on 176 points, comprising95 place points and a further 81 kill points – six more than their nearest rivals
  • - BANDITA IS THE BOMB: The eventual winners finished third in the tournament’s concluding match after an exceptional grenade-throwing performance by star-man Bandita77
  • - CASH DROP: A total US$750,000 of GWB’s $10million prize fund was given by the 16-team tournament’s top eight teams to four different charities: International Medical Corps, Direct Relief, Gavi and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre

TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • - The final match – from the Wild West of Miramar click here
  • - Three teams in one house – and it go crazy!click here
  • - Futbolist win on the snowy hills of Vikendi click here

WINNER’S REACTION TO CHARITY DONATION:

  • - Team 1218: “We are very happy to help the situation we have in the world now. The special thing about our win is that we can help the world with this problem. We were fighting every second until the end to win this and we are really glad to donate US$250 000. We've chosen this charity – the International Medical Corps – because we would like to be a part of their fight with the coronavirus. It has a big influence on our lives, all people's lives. People are sick, they die from it and we think that these funds will help to fight the virus.”
FINAL PLACING SHARE OF THE PRIZE FUND CHARITY RECIPIENT
1. Team 1218 US$250,000 International Medical Corp
2. The Real Deal US$175,000 Gavi – The Vaccine Alliance
3. FUTBOLIST US$125,000 International Medical Corp
4. DreamEaters US$75,000 Direct Relief
5. Unicorns of Love US$50,000 International Medical Corp
6. PowerEsports US$37,500 King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre
7. KoninaPower US$25,000 King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre
8. Team Unique US$12,500 International Medical Corp

WHAT IS GAMERS WITHOUT BORDERS?

  • Uniting the global gaming community for seven weeks of esports, organized by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS). It is open to all levels of gamers, with its elite level players competing for a share of a $10million prize fund that will be donated to key international charities leading the fight against COVID-19.

WHAT IS GAMERS WITHOUT BORDERS?

  • - The International Medical Corps (IMC) not only received the tournament’s US$250,000 top donation courtesy of Team 1218: they were also awarded the prize funds from three other teams – an extra US$187,500!
  • - Through its strong relationships with local and national health ministries, IMC is providing Covid-19 expertise, protective equipment, training, and treatment services for communities across the globe
  • - Alongside IMC other charities being supported include Direct Relief, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and ITU.

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