Gamers Without Borders 2023 welcomes first tournament wins

Gamers Without Borders

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 2023: Gamers Without Borders (GWB), the world’s largest charitable esports event, has welcomed its first tournament victories for the 2023 season.

In partnership with ESL FACEIT Group, GWB welcomed StarCraft II®, the ultimate real-time strategy game, to this year’s event. The tournament at GWB played over 10 days of exhilarating action, saw 24 of the best global esports players split into two qualifiers, a worldwide one and a Korea-specific one.

The worldwide competition saw Clem, Showtime, Elazer, and Oliveira qualify for Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, Saudi Arabia’s flagship gaming and esports festival, which takes place in Riyadh from July 6 for eight weeks. In the Korea-specific tournament, Classic, Cure, Hero, and Creator also qualified for this summer’s showpiece.

Organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, GWB this year is hosting another four tournaments across three major gaming titles: CS: GO (with separate men’s and women’s events), Rocket League, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.

Winning teams and players from all sports titles will advance to the finals at Gamers8: The Land of Heroes. The much-awaited summer showpiece takes place at the purpose-built venue at Boulevard Riyadh City with a record prize pool of $45 million up for grabs.

Players and teams participating at GWB’s 2023 CS: GO, Rocket League, and Rainbow Six Siege tournaments will 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.

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