Umut edges Damie on PKs to win Gamers Without Borders FIFA event
In a final that boiled down to penalty shot, Umut “Umut” Gultekin topped Damian “Damie” Augustyniak 2-1 Sunday to win the Gamers Without Borders FIFA 20 esports competition. The competition concluded a six-week event hosted by Gamers Without Borders that has raised $10 million for international charities battling the coronavirus pandemic. Gamers Without Borders currently completed charity competitors using PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rainbow Six Siege, Dota 2 and Fortnite. Teams’ cash prize and contributions from audiences are going to COVID-19 relief efforts through UNICEF, Direct Relief and the International Medical Corps, to name a few charities.
On Sunday, Umut won the very first game in the last 6-4, then Damie returned the favor with his own 6-4 win to tie it. When the final game was connected when time was up, the two players went to penalty kicks. After each gamer scored on the first PK, Umut made back-to-back saves to make it 3-1. After Damie scored to make it 3-2, Umut buried his 4th PK to end the match and make the $400,000 very first prize. Damie won $250,000 as the runner-up. Both players’ charity was UNICEF. Mosaad “Msdossary” Aldossary beat Jaime “Gravesen” Álvarez 3 video games to two to complete in 3rd place and win $150,000. Gravesen took home $100,000.
4 players won $50,000 apiece for completing in locations 5 through eight: Tassal “Tass” Rushan, Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt, Shaun “Shellzz” Springette and “Turki.” In the 4 celebrity show matches, there wasn’t a lot drama as 3 of the matches ended with 2-0 sweeps. Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold topped musician Liam Payne, forward Paulo Dybala of Juventus beat Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli, and Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix beat Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva for the trio of sweeps.
In the round’s only match to go three video games, talk program host and comedian Kerwin Frost beat rap artist Snoop Dogg 2-1.– Field Level Media