Across six weeks, global esports teams will battle it out in five elite competitions including a CS:GO Women’s tournament for the first time
The world’s largest charitable esports event will donate $10 million to six humanitarian aid partners
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-: Gamers Without Borders (GWB), the world’s largest charitable esports event, kicks off today with yet another $10 million charity prize pool. GWB’s 2023 edition will see the humanitarian aid partners Direct Relief, IMC, UNICEF, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR, direct the funds to address a variety of urgent humanitarian needs in the world today.
Organized by the Saudi Esports Federation and sponsored by strategic partner Aramco and presenting partner Savvy Games Group, the event’s fourth edition features five elite competitions across four of the world’s most popular esports titles.
The GWB six-week long mega-series, which will serve as a qualifier to Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, begins with a StarCraft ll tournament, a new addition to GWB, running from April 14-23 and featuring 24 players. The next competition, a first time coming and a fantastic addition to GWB, will be an all-women (CS:GO) tournament, with six teams battling it out in a single elimination bracket from April 27-29 for a $2.5 million prize.
Rocket League makes yet another appearance at GWB with 16 teams competing from May 1–4 for a $2.5 million prize, followed by a Rainbow Six Siege tournament from May 11-14 with 16 teams showcasing their gaming talents to win a $2.5 million prize. GWB concludes with the fifth and final tournament, the men’s (CS:GO) qualifiers from May 16-18, where some of the best teams from around the globe will be competing for $2.5 million – and the golden opportunity to qualify and advance to the finals at Gamers8: The Land of Heroes. Saudi Arabia’s flagship gaming and esports event takes place at Boulevard Riyadh City this summer, starting on July 6 and offering a whooping record prize pool of $45 million.
His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation, said: “Gamers Without Borders is back for its fourth annual event. Our core mission remains unchanged: to unite gamers worldwide behind humanitarian causes through their shared passion for gaming. Since its launch three years ago, Gamers Without Borders has raised over $30 million in collaboration with our charity partners, making a massive impact on many lives across the globe. We are excited to continue leveraging this global platform to drive positive change in the world.”
In addition to the donations through the elite competitions, GWB offers the chance for everyone to donate and make a difference by choosing a charity and cause they intend to support through www.gamerswithoutborders.com