‘GAMERS WITHOUT BORDERS’ RETURNS WITH MORE AT STAKE
THE WORLD’S BEST ESPORT PLAYERS BATTLE TO QUALIFY FOR SAUDI ARABIA’S FIRST LIVE INTERNATIONAL ESPORTS SEASON
- The world’s biggest charitable Esports festival is back with a Gamers Without Borders US$10 million prize fund to be donated to humanitarian aid partners
- The virtual festival’s Elite competitions will kick-start on April 28 with a Fortnite Zero Build tournament
- Gamers Without Borders Elite competitions will qualify to the inaugural edition of a physical flagship Saudi Arabia Esports festival, featuring record-breaking prize pools for teams and players
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 21 April 2022: Gamers Without Borders (GWB), the world’s biggest charitable Esports festival is back for the third consecutive year, with yet another US$10 million charity prize pool. This year’s edition features a significant addition, as the Elite competitions will qualify some of the world’s most renowned professional Esports teams, to take part in an all-new major Esports tournament taking place live in Riyadh in summer 2022.
The festival’s US$10 million charity prize-fund will be at stake once again in the Elite Series of GWB, as the world’s best gamers will go head-to-head in some of the world’s most popular Esports titles, including Fortnite, Dota 2, and Rocket League.
Over the past two years, US$20 million were dedicated to Covid-19 relief and vaccine distribution. The 2022 edition of GWB will see the humanitarian aid partners (Direct Relief, IMC, UNICEF, Gavi, and UNHCR) direct the funds to address a variety of urgent humanitarian needs in the world today.
The stakes will be higher than ever for teams and players taking part this year, as all GWB Elite competitions act as qualifiers to the inaugural Saudi Esports’s flagship Gaming & Esports event, which will boast a staggering $15 million prize pool in the summer of 2022.
Set to take place between April 28th and June 7th, Gamers Without Borders is an event by the Saudi Esports Federation, in technical partnership with ESL Gaming. The seven-week-long mega-series includes daily and weekly public tournaments and prize giveaways worth over US$2 million. The Esports festival offers an open invitation for gamers of all abilities to sign-up and have the chance to compete in an action-packed schedule of competitions across a wide range of the world’s most popular gaming titles.
His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation, said: “After two successful festivals, the third edition of Gamers Without Borders will be bigger than ever. The greater good is once again at the heart of it, as we strive to inspire, entertain and gather gamers around the world behind common humanitarian causes”.
“With Gamers Without Borders, The Kingdom has established the world’s largest charity Esports platform. Teams, fans and partners have enjoyed the journey so far and the array of opportunities it provided, we can all work together to continue using this global platform for the greater good of the world,” he added.
GWB this year will witness the launch of the Saudi Esports Academy, with a series of free-to-all training programs aimed at people wanting to develop a career in gaming. Additionally, in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), GWB will include gaming-related educational activities will include academies, hackathons, and webinars.
Everyone can support, do your part to help people around the world by choosing the charity and cause you intend to support and donate to make the difference! Donate via the Gamers Without Borders website.
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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:
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About Saudi Esports
The Saudi Esports Federation is the regulating body in charge of nurturing elite gaming athletes and developing the gaming community and industry in Saudi Arabia.
The Federation’s activities are categorized into two complementary streams. The first stream works to develop all levels of competitive gamers starting with the grassroots community level and moving up to professional esports athletes that can achieve global excellence. The second stream works to develop the entire gaming/esports value chain by catalyzing the industry and enabling talent.
Since its establishment in late 2017, the federation has organized multiple world-class national and international tournaments and events attracted investment from local private sector actors, and worked with international developers on opportunities in the Saudi market.
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