Saudi Arabia has announced a new charity esports event with a $10 million prize pool to raise money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gamers Without Borders by Saudi was created by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (Safeis) in partnership with Electronic Sports League (ESL), the world’s largest eSports company. The event will be streamed live to watch.
This tournament will take place between April 24 and June 7, and gamers will be able to pick one of the 12 listed charity groups to donate to, while sponsorship revenue generated during the event will also be contributed.
On the last day of the tournament, he $10m prize money will be donated to charities fighting against the global pandemic, including the WHO Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The tournament will be streamed live in eight different languages, including Arabic, English, Spanish, and Mandarin for a global experience reaching worldwide. The broadcast will also include a fundraiser for viewers to directly donate to the charity of their choice from the 12 selected.