- From May 11-14, Team BDS, WYLDE, Wolves Esports, and MNM Gaming go head-to-head in the European section
- Teams from the South America, North America, and Japan/Korea regions are also competing for their share of a$2.5 million humanitarian aid prize pool
- Winners from each region qualify for Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, the biggest gaming and esports festival worldwide, which takes place from July 6
RIYADH-: Gamers Without Borders (GWB), the world’s largest charitable esports event, welcomes Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege to its elite roster, as the title’s top teams and players fight it out over four days of exhilarating action.
From May 11-14, the European section of the competition sees Team BDS and WYLDE, both invited sides, go head-to-head with Wolves Esports, the first open qualifier, and MNM Gaming, the second open qualifier. The winning team in the popular online tactical shooter video game will qualify for Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, the biggest gaming and esports festival worldwide, which takes place in Riyadh from July 6.
In addition to the European section, teams from the South America, North America and Japan/Korea sections will look to secure one spot per region at Gamers8.
All Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege teams at GWB, organized by the Saudi Esports Federation and now in its fourth edition, are competing for a humanitarian aid prize pool of $2.5 million, with $625,000 allocated for each region.
Faisal bin Homran, Head of Esports at the Saudi Esports Federation, said: “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege remains one of the most popular multiplayer games available, and we look forward immensely to four days of elite action at Gamers Without Borders.
“The fact that more than 85 million players enjoy the game across the globe speaks for itself. Be it attack vs defense, intense close-quarter combat or destructible environments, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege is an elite, realistic gaming favorite where superior planning and execution triumphs. Let battle commence at Gamers Without Borders.”
From a six-week period which began on April 10, GWB is hosting five tournaments across four major gaming titles: StarCraft II, CS:GO (with separate men and women’s events), Rocket League, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege.
The winning teams and players from StarCraft II, Rocket League, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege will advance to the finals at Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, which takes place at the purpose-built arena at Boulevard Riyadh City. A $45 million total prize pool, triple that of Gamers8 last year, is on offer across the eight weeks of elite action this summer.
Players and teams participating at GWB’s 2023 CS:GO, Rocket League, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege tournaments have the chance to compete for a $10 million charity prize pool. The proceeds will be donated to humanitarian aid partners Direct Relief, IMC, UNICEF, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR. They in turn will direct the funds to address a variety of urgent humanitarian needs in the world today.
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 a cause they intend to support through www.gamerswithoutborders.com