-- Fifth Gamers Without Borders elite series tournament will be on Rocket League
-- Sixteen teams from around the globe will complete for $1million charity fund
-- Money won will go directly to support COVID-19 vaccination charities
July 15: The world’s biggest charity esports festival Gamers Without Borders has announced that the fifth game in its international elite tournament series will be Rocket League, with the action starting tomorrow!
The second edition of Gamers Without Borders is being held under the theme of ‘No One Left Behind’ and aims to bring gamers from all over the world together in the battle against COVID-19. The event’s goal is to spread awareness about the global vaccine distribution efforts and to aid international charities with a $10million charity fund which will support the distribution of the vaccine to the world’s most vulnerable countries.
Sixteen teams from the Americas and EMEA will compete against each other in the three-day Rocket League tournament: True Neutral, FURIA Esport, Alpine Esports, XSET, Charlotte Phoenix, Oxygen Esports, eUnited, Flashes of Brilliance, Dignitas, SK Gaming, Top Blokes, Team Queso, Galaxy Racer, Endpoint CeX, Team Singularity and Sandrock Gaming.
United, the gamers will compete to win majority shares of a prize pool totalling $1 million from Gamers Without Borders’ $10million charity prize fund, which the top performing teams will donate to charity organizations that lead vaccine distribution in the world’s most vulnerable nations.
The Rocket League elite series will take place from July 16-18, split between two separate competitions – one division for the North America server, with the other for the MENA-region and Europe. Both will play out in a format of eight team single elimination playoff matches.
All the action will be streamed live on the Gamers Without Borders’ YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels, analysed by game experts.
Gamers Without Borders has already run highly successful FIFA 21, CS:GO, Fortnite, and Rainbow Six: Siege tournaments this year, which – as well as the world’s best esports athletes - have featured a host of special guests and icons, including Ronaldinho, Sergio Ramos, Chance The Rapper, Dele Alli and many more.