For charity

Gamers Without Borders hosts $1.5-million Dota 2 event

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Gamers Without Borders is a worldwide charity competition and Dota 2 is the game for its third week, featuring some of the best teams out there and $1.5 million in prizes.

What is Gamers Without Borders?

Gamers Without Borders started earlier in May as a global tournament that will donate a total of $10 million in the fight against COVID-19. The first two games featured in the previous weeks were PUBG Mobile and Rainbow Six Siege. The esports title for the third week of the event is no other than Valve’s successful MOBA – Dota 2.

"Each week, Gamers Without Borders’ International Elite tournament will pit many of the biggest names in esports head-to-head for the right to win a share of the $10 million prize fund for the charity of their choosing."

The Dota 2 tournament will commence this Friday, May 15, and conclude on Sunday, May 17.

Who will be taking part?

Much like the other online events we’ve seen recently, it’ll focus solely on two regions. The first one is arguably the most contested one in Dota 2 right now – Europe, while the second one is the CIS region. Some of the best teams from both regions will join the fight but only the best will make it to the end. Here’s the full list of participants:

  • Alliance
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Nigma
  • Team Secret
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • OG
  • Natus Vincere
  • Virtus.pro

As you’ve probably noticed, Europe has six teams while the only two representatives from the CIS are VP and Na`Vi. That’s for a good reason as Team Secret and Vikin.gg (both European) were the winners in their respective divisions of WePlay!'s Dota 2 Pushka League.

The teams will be able to choose which organization to donate to and the amount will vary depending on their placement. Currently, there are only 6 causes available:

  • International Medical Corps
  • Direct Relief
  • Gavi The Vaccine Alliance
  • ITU
  • United Nations Children’s Fund
  • King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre

Here’s also the schedule for the upcoming three days of Dota 2.

The GWB Dota 2 schedule

The GWB Dota 2 schedule. (Image credit: GWB)

Online events keep growing at an alarming rate and soon it’ll be hard to follow all of them at once, especially if they all feature Europe and the CIS.

If you're not sure where to look, stay tuned for more Dota 2 news and make sure to check out EarlyGame for more esports and gaming updates.

Tasho Tashev

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