-- Announcement made of Gamers Without Borders fourth elite-series event
-- Sixteen teams from around the world will complete for $1.5 million charity fund
-- Money won will go directly to support COVID-19 vaccination charities
July 7: The world’s biggest charity esports festival Gamers Without Borders has announced that the fourth game in its international elite tournament series will be Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, with the live-streamed, world-class action starting tomorrow.
To feature the greatest of the title’s strategic game-players on the planet, the tournament is hosting teams from many of the world’s leading professional esports organizations, including Ninjas in Pyjamas, FaZe Clan and FURIA Esport.
All in, 16 international teams are confirmed for the charity tournament, which will run Thursday through Sunday.
Up for grabs will not only be the glory of victory, but a $1.5million slice of Gamers Without Borders’ charity cash-fund – money that will be donated by each of the top performing outfits to their choice of charity leading the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in the world’s most vulnerable nations.
The tournament is the fourth of six in Gamers Without Borders’ 2021 elite series and will see 64 pro players from all over the world compete head-to-head across four days. Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, MIBR, FaZe Clan, Team oNe eSports, FURIA Esports, Atheris Esports, and 9z Team are just half of the 16 pro-teams who will battle-it-out in four-player squads.
Each outfit will have to come through a best of three and single elimination bracket if they want to be crowned series champions.
His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of Gamers Without Borders’ organisers the Saudi Esports Federation, said: “Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege was one of our biggest hits last year, so I think everyone is excited to see it come back around again this year. The 16 teams competing are massive and always promise a show, so it should be a thrilling weekend of gaming.”