FIFA 21 to kick-off the six-week event series on June 19 with a charity prize fund of USD $1 million to be donated to global charities including UNICEF & GAVI
Football Legend Ronaldinho to star in “The Gaming Night” as part of Gamers Without Borders’ side shows airing June 17th
Cologne/Stockholm/New York – June 18, 2021 – Gamers from all corners of the globe are being invited to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the world in the elite esports charity series Gamers Without Borders. Kicking off the action on June 19, the most popular football video game in the world, FIFA 21 by Electronic Arts (EA), will be the first premier competition in the charity series.
The FIFA 21 tournament will provide the winners a total of USD $1M to be donated to renowned charity organizations such as GAVI, UNICEF, KS Relief, Direct relief or IMC. As part of the programme, Gamers Without Borders will also broadcast “The Gaming Night’ starring football legend Ronaldinho.
As part of a fully packed elite tournament series that includes five additional gaming titles and an overall charity fund of USD $10 million, EA SPORTSTM FIFA 21 will start the all-online tournament in exciting fashion. The competition will start on June 19 through June 21 and include a total of two groups of 16 players. Each group is played as a double elimination bracket with the top eight players from each group proceeding to the playoffs, broadcast on June 21 as the first big highlight of Gamers Without Borders.
The creators behind Gamers Without Borders, the Saudi Esports Federation (SEF), supported by ESL Gaming as a technical partner, have set up exciting side shows with high-profile guests throughout the six weeks. Aiming to entertain spectators from any corner of the world as well as educating them on the elite tournament series and its purpose, “The Gaming Night” will invite no other than former FC Barcelona and Brazil superstar Ronaldinho to show-off his skills on the console, as well as attend a Q&A session. In addition to these international sports stars, the series will also invite big names from the FIFA 21 scene such as FIFA streamer Bateson87, who will guarantee the very best content for fans around the world.
The virtual event will be broadcast across the globe, with a multi-language stream across multiple platforms. Further updates will be published ahead of the tournament start date. For more information please visit www.gamerswithoutborders.com and keep up to date with all the news by following the event’s social channels across Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitch.
ABOUT GAMERS WITHOUT BORDERS
Gamers Without Borders is the world’s biggest esports and gaming charity event; connecting the world of gaming to the most pressing humanitarian causes, such as the global fight against COVID-19. The second edition of the six-week virtual esports festival features the world’s elite gamers and best titles broadcast to the global gaming community in multiple languages. The winners of the elite competitions will donate $10m that will be distributed to international charitable organizations that support communities struggling to recover from the pandemic.
Gamers Without Borders, organized by Saudi Esports, is a true festival of esports and gaming that also includes hundreds of community tournaments with an array of the world’s biggest gaming titles, entertainment, concerts and engaging gaming content alongside the world’s best-known gaming personalities. A series of free-to-all training programs will also be available aimed at those wanting to kickstart a new career in gaming.
Gamer Without Borders is an open invitation for the world to unite and Watch, Experience, Game, Learn and Donate.
For More Information:
Visit www.gamerswithoutborders.com for all event info
About ESL Gaming
ESL Gaming is the world’s largest esports and gaming lifestyle company. Since 1994, the company has been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation on a global scale across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions, and through premier gaming lifestyle festivals. The company operates high-profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour, including Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other preeminent, stadium-size tournaments such as ESL One. ESL Gaming also produces and hosts the ESL Mobile program, DreamHack Open tournaments, ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, matchmaking systems, and DreamHack’s gaming lifestyle festivals — which feature everything gaming under one roof. ESL Gaming is part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. More information is available at eslfaceitgroup.com.