Na’Vi win Gamers Without Borders champion
In a carefully fought, back-and-forth fight, Natus Vincere edged mousesports 3-2 in the grand final Sunday to win the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive part of the Gamers Without Borders esports charity event. With the win, Na’Vi got $750,000 for UNICEF. mouseports brought home $500,000 for the International Telecommunication Union.
Gamers Without Borders currently completed charity competitions utilizing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rainbow Six Siege, Dota 2 and Fortnite. Teams’ reward cash and contributions from audiences are going to COVID-19 relief efforts through UNICEF, Direct Relief and the International Medical Corps, amongst other charities. The CS: GO event, sponsored by the Saudi Ministry of Sport, featured six-team European occasion with a $1.75 million prize pool and a two-team North American Showmatch with a $250,000 prize swimming pool– $150,000 to the winning team’s charity of choice.
100 Burglars swept Group Liquid on Saturday to win the North American Showmatch. On Sunday, Na’Vi jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a set of wins– 13-11 on Mirage and 13-3 on Dust II. mousesports reacted with a 13-11 win on Nuke and a 13-10 win on Train. In the last map– Inferno– the teams played to a 12-12 tie at the end of guideline, however Na’Vi shut out mousesports in the extra frame, winning 15-12.
Final Gamers Without Borders CS: GO occasion standings, profits (charity of choice in parentheses) Europe
1. Natus Vincere, $750,000 (UNICEF) 2. mousesports, $500,000 (International Telecommunication Union).