The Gamers Without Borders is a worldwide charity that has a $10M prize pool, all for charity.
Amateur gamers and professional athletes have already competed in games such as Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, FIFA 20, PUBG, and many others. Now, Gamers Without Borders is adding another competition, this time in Counter-Strike Global Offensive.
It’s going to be a $2 million prize pool competition that will host six European CS: GO teams that will battle for $1.75 million of the prize pool. The amateurs will compete for $250,000.
The format of the competition is single-elimination. And the final day will host a show match between two North American teams, 100 Thieves and Team Liquid.
The professional teams are going to donate the winnings to COVID-19 relief foundations through the International Medical Corps and UNICEF.
The winning team will choose a foundation, and that foundation will receive $750,000. The runner-up will donate $500,000 to a foundation of their choice.
Natus Vincere and mousesports were given automatic spots to the Semi-Finals, while G2 Esports will fight FaZe Clan for the third spot. Fnatic and OG are going to fight for the fourth spot in the semi-finals.
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Friday – Quarter Finals
Faze Clan vs. G2 Esports
Faze Clan annihilated G2 Esports in the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory in the best of three series.
The first map that was played was Inferno, and Faze won comfortably 13-7. The second map was Train, and it finished 13-3 for Faze Clan.
The standout players of the match were “coldzera” who had 36 kills and “broky” who had a positive 15 kill differential.
Faze advanced to the Semi-Finals to face Natus Vincere.
Fnatic vs. OG
OG dismantled Fnatic with a 2-0 victory as well. Both Mirage and Train were won with the same result 13-7.
The stand out player was Isaa “ISSAA” Murad, who had 40 kills, and a positive 19 kill differential.
OG would face mousesports in the Semi-Finals on Saturday.
Saturday – Semi Finals
Na’Vi vs. Faze Clan
Na’Vi was losing 8-1 on the first map, which was Inferno, but showed great spirit to turn the first game around and win 11-13.
Faze dominated Vertigo and won 13-2.
The decider map was Nuke, where Na’Vi came from behind and pushed the game into overtime, where they eventually won 15-12.
The person who carried Na’Vi in this game was Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, with a positive 24 kills differential. None of his teammates had a positive differential, and the best one had a minus 5 kills differential.
OG vs. mousesports
The first map Mirage was a joy to watch where we saw another overtime being played. Mirage was won by mousesports 15-13.
Nuke was the second map that was played, and OG won the map with the final score 13-11.
The decider was played on Inferno, which was won by mousesports 13-10.
The standout player was Ozgur “woxic” Eker with a plus 24 kills differential.
100Thieves vs. Liquid – The Showmatch
The showmatch was onesided with 100Thieves trashing Liquid on both maps. Tuscan was won 13-7, and after that, Cache was won with 13-3. Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad was the standout player of the Showmatch. He had a plus 20 kills differential score.
100 Thieves donated $150,000 to UNICEF, while Liquid donated $100,000 to DirectRelief.
Sunday – The Grand Finals
Na’Vi vs. mousesports
The grand finals was a best of five competition, and Na’Vi won the first map Mirage which was actually the pick of mousesports.
Na’Vi won the second map as well, which was Dust2.
After leading 2-0, it seemed like Na’Vi had this in the bag, but mousesports weren’t going to give up easily.
Nuke was the third map, and mousesports won with 13-11.
Na’Vi then picked Train as the fourth map, and mousesports won that map as well, with the final score being 13-10.
The decider was played on Inferno. It seemed like a perfect comeback for mousesports as they were leading 8-4 in the first half. Na’Vi didn’t let that happen and pushed the game into overtime, where they won 15-12.
It was an amazing Grand Finals to watch, and Na’Vi chose to donate their $750,000 to UNICEF, while mousesports donated their $500,000 to ITU.