Gamers Without Borders announced a $1,5 million event
Gamers Without Borders have presented the Elite Tournament featuring eight professional teams as part of their 2021 charity eSports festival. The event will take place June 22-27, and the prize pool will be $1.5 million.
The format of the championship includes a group stage, followed by the Single Elimination playoffs. All games will be played in the best-of-3 format.
The entire prize money will go to charity, with the bulk of the money being distributed at the discretion of the higher-ranked teams. The stated goal of the tournament organizers is to distribute a vaccine against COVID-19 among underdeveloped countries.
Prize fund distribution:
- 1. $600,000
- 2. $300,000
- 3-4. $150,000
- 5-6. $100,000
- 7-8. $50,000
The previous Gamers Without Borders event was first held in June 2020. Natus Vincere have defeated mouz in the grandfinals.