Gamers Without Borders fundraiser includes CS: GO competition
The Gamers Without Borders esports fundraiser revealed the addition of a $2 million Counter Strike: Global Offensive department on Thursday. 6 European CS: GO teams will contend in a single-elimination occasion Friday through Sunday, and two North American sides, 100 Burglars and Team Liquid, will square off in a single show match on Saturday.
Gamers Without Borders currently finished charity competitors utilizing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rainbow 6 Siege, Dota 2 and Fortnite. Groups’ cash prize and contributions from viewers are going to COVID-19 relief efforts through UNICEF and the International Medical Corps, to name a few charities. The European CS: GO event will see the teams battling for a $1.75 million reward pool, with $750,000 contributed to charity in the name of the winning group and $500,000 being donated on behalf of the runner-up.
Natus Vincere and mousesports were given byes into the semifinals. G2 Esports will oppose FaZe Clan in a quarterfinal match, with the winner carrying on to fulfill Na’Vi. Fnatic and OG will fulfill in the other quarterfinal, competing for the right to take on with mousesports. The quarterfinals will be played Friday, the semifinals Saturday and the last Sunday. All matches are best-of-three other than for the best-of-five last.
The entire occasion will use CS: GO’s MR12 (Max Rounds 12) format. Competitive CS: GO matches typically use the MR15 (Max Round 15) format. The North American showdown will be a best-of-three match on the MR12 format. The winner will have $150,000 donated to charity in its name, and the loser will have a $100,000 contribution made on its behalf.
Matches will be offered for streamed seeing on Gamers Without Borders’ Twitch, YouTube and Facebook channels.– Field Level Media