Friday, October 27, 2023

Gamers Without Borders raises $10 million for charity


Gamers Without Borders, the largest charitable esports event in the world, has raised $10 million for its humanitarian aid partners. The event, organized and held virtually by the Saudi Esports Federation, hosted five tournaments across four major gaming titles, including StarCraft II, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Rocket League, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The funds raised will go to Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, UNICEF, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, the UN’s World Food Programme and the UNHCR. The donations were made by teams, players and gamers worldwide. The money will be used for urgent humanitarian projects and will add to the work achieved through the $30 million in donations from the GWB’s three previous editions. Winning teams and players from StarCraft II, Rocket League and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege all advance to the finals of Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, which has a $45 million total prize pool and starts on July 6 for eight weeks at the purpose-built arena at Boulevard Riyadh City.

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