Gamers Without Borders with $2 million charity CS:GO tournament

Gamers Without Borders has announced the next tournament of its $10 million esports initiative, featuring six of the world's best Counter-Strike teams.

Described as the "gaming world's biggest battle yet", Gamers Without Borders is a series of esports tournaments put together by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS) aimed at uniting gamers in the fight against Covid-19 by raising awareness about the work that international charities are doing amidst the ongoing pandemic.

Scheduled for May 29-31, the CS:GO tournament will feature six teams from the European and CIS regions, four of which currently inside the top five in the world rankings.

The teams participating in this three-day tournament, which will be produced by ESL, will donate their portion of the $2 million prize money to "one of many international charities fighting on the front-line against the spread of coronavirus", according to Gamers Without Borders.

Below you can find the list of participants for the CS:GO competition:

CS:GO is the fifth esports title to be featured in the Gamers Without Borders initiative, after PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, Dota 2 and Fortnite. The sixth and last charity event will run from June 5-7, with the name of the game expected to be revealed soon.

omg so much moneys
2020-05-23 17:42
52 replies
“Six of the world's best @CSGO teams“ Wtf is OG doing there? Tier 3 tournament
2020-05-23 17:49
44 replies
#57
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Germany Alvinnie
OG has big name cuz Dota. Its all popularity contest
2020-05-23 17:50
35 replies
Six of the world's best CSGO teams without Astralis OMEGALUL
2020-05-23 17:54
32 replies
#83
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United Kingdom n33b
Astralis would probably bring jugi, that is not a top team sorry
2020-05-23 17:58
22 replies
+1
2020-05-23 18:03
17 replies
No liquid = tier 2 cs
2020-05-23 18:48
16 replies
Liquids dreamhack group Furia>Mibr>chaos>liquid
2020-05-23 19:03
8 replies
>Gamers without borders >No MIBR ????????????
2020-05-23 20:53
1 reply
+1111
2020-05-24 03:27
This aged well
2020-05-24 16:21
5 replies
Furia>chaos>liquid>mibr But you think liquid's playing giod rn? And if you do. Stop lying to yourself
2020-05-24 20:08
4 replies
lmao lulquid is trash, my point was that you rated MIBR highly
2020-05-24 22:05
3 replies
I didnt rate anything it was just the group standings
2020-05-25 08:14
2 replies
Ahh my bad, I thought that was your prediction for how it would end
2020-05-25 15:12
1 reply
np mens
2020-05-26 18:12
#162
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United States hoglins
yeah man come on its not our year we cant be saying things like this
2020-05-23 19:39
3 replies
Online cs is not same as LAN everyone knows that....that's why we see so many upset.
2020-05-23 21:19
2 replies
#187
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United States hoglins
yeah ik but event TL on LAN in early 2020 was pretty bad. From what i remember 2-0 by faze twice, 2-0 by g2, 2-0 by Navi. Only teams they beat on LAN were like VP, EG, and NIP. Also trash MIBR lololol.
2020-05-23 21:24
1 reply
Everything is getting at its worst corona f'ked us all really hard.
2020-05-25 13:09
axaxaxaxaaxaax have u seen tl in the last 2 months?
2020-05-23 19:50
This is most likely played on European servers, I can tell you rn TL are definitely not playing with 150 ping
2020-05-24 00:25
1 reply
+1
2020-05-24 08:01
+1
2020-05-23 18:46
+10
2020-05-23 20:17
No glaive no astralis. No brainpower no win.
2020-05-23 21:47
Lulstralis?NaVi>>>>>>>>>>>Astralis
2020-05-23 23:22
astralis is a csgo only team , they are going for big organisations
2020-05-23 17:58
4 replies
#119
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Europe Theivze
It's isn't, they have lol team too
2020-05-23 18:26
3 replies
technically their lol team is origen but they are owned by astralis so i dont think it counts
2020-05-23 18:30
2 replies
#174
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Europe Theivze
It's owned by the astralis group which many consider to be a top tier org
2020-05-23 20:39
1 reply
But it's under a different name, and that's the problem, not everyone can connect the dots
2020-05-23 20:51
Six of the best doesn't mean best six teams
2020-05-23 19:16
2 replies
Ty finally someone with a iQ
2020-05-23 19:39
#209
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France andyj
+1 so many people got them confused
2020-05-24 03:16
Astralis without IGL tier 5 team just like TSM XD
2020-05-24 12:39
just like with faze, fnc and mouz g2 and navi are shaky as fuck too so this tournament will literally be a shitshow at best
2020-05-23 17:54
#175
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Argentina Sagon1
And FPX? NA tier 99 players had played an online dreamhack open with $1kk prize pool OMEGALUL
2020-05-23 20:39
+1 wtf is that
2020-05-23 17:51
#79
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Netherlands n3wH0p3
WTF is mouz doing there XDDDDD
2020-05-23 17:57
1 reply
#158
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Sweden quacke
I'm a mouz fan But I recognize that mouz will be last in this tournament lol
2020-05-23 19:27
#81
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Palestine MrZoldiK
"of the world's best" all top 20 teams are "the best teams in the world"...
2020-05-23 17:58
#102
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Poland Po_Prostu
+1
2020-05-23 18:05
OG, really? What a joke
2020-05-23 18:25
six of the best doesn't mean Top6 you idiot.
2020-05-23 20:45
Lol, didn’t age well
2020-05-30 02:45
Astralis wasnt invited cause they would have donated all the money to "Nyholm Donation".
2020-05-23 17:55
1 reply
#131
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United Kingdom alcazar4
lmfao
2020-05-23 18:34
how can you be always first dude wtf
2020-05-23 17:59
1 reply
his life is so sad i think
2020-05-23 19:53
#99
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Palestine MrZoldiK
For charity.. "will donate their portion of the $2 million prize money to "one of many international charities fighting on the front-line against the spread of coronavirus", according to Gamers Without Borders."
2020-05-23 18:03
1 reply
Fake virus , fake event. Easy money laundering
2020-05-23 20:19
so much money,so many monkeys
2020-05-29 22:21
pOG
2020-05-23 17:42
tier 1 camp
2020-05-23 17:42
For a good cause!
2020-05-23 17:42
3 replies
yea Soros moneylaundering is a great cause
2020-05-23 22:39
2 replies
#205
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United States Goo5e
+1 people are braindead lmao. EZ money for fnatic tho
2020-05-24 00:19
1 reply
#233
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Serbia AcaNitro
Haha ez for faze they #FazeUp
2020-05-29 10:21
Invite Vitality
2020-05-23 17:43
1 reply
This is event for best teams, not worst!
2020-05-25 07:29
Very cool thx Mr GamersWithoutBorders
2020-05-23 17:43
>OG >World's best teams Pick one
2020-05-23 17:44
14 replies
Looking better than mouz and navi lately tbh
2020-05-23 17:48
8 replies
That's true. Either way meh
2020-05-23 18:30
7 replies
If u look at the top 15 on hltv and lets pretend OG play like they played in EPL, i believe their last big tourney was?!, I think they belong to the top 10....pretty much all the NA teams but furia play really bad and inconsistent rn, mouz, navi and fnatic kinda emberassed themselves, dunno if ML is really better than them....so good team for the tourney imo...no astralis so everyone can wim, i think we will get some exciting games
2020-05-23 18:33
6 replies
I still think that OG ain't going that far, they are good, but not as good as any of the teams above. If they manage to win a match I'd be surprised
2020-05-23 18:36
5 replies
Well as already said, Navi and mousesports are looking like tier 3 teams rn, OG propably a tier 1 team if they continue their form imo
2020-05-23 18:37
But lets see, its still a few days for them to fix their game so they can be top 5 teams again
2020-05-23 18:38
1 reply
Yep gl to all
2020-05-23 18:54
Mouz lost to BIG , coL , N♿rth , botstar and homesent so lets not overhype them too much. They play good on LAN , but are worse than a dogpoop online.
2020-05-23 20:23
1 reply
Yeah, lost 16-2 vs BIG ffs... Okay maybe OG beat them
2020-05-23 22:12
I think OG is very close to top 10 if they find a upgrade for Issa
2020-05-23 19:31
4 replies
Issaa is playing with 80ping dont be so cruel :(
2020-05-23 20:56
1 reply
nice name mennnnn
2020-05-23 21:05
? Issaa is prob. their best player individually. If they were to change someone, it would probably be NBK
2020-05-23 22:11
Issa n1 in og he have 80 ping man
2020-05-24 04:47
#9
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United Kingdom VOSSKi
6 of the worlds best og
2020-05-23 17:43
5 replies
#35
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Finland Faust_fSt
if you make a list of 50 best teams in the world, I guess OG and mousesports can be put on it
2020-05-23 17:45
Navi played like shit in cis rtr and mouz plays bad as well rn...so og > those performances
2020-05-23 17:49
3 replies
#74
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Mongolia Kkura
Atleasy they are in the RtR
2020-05-23 17:55
2 replies
Wouldnt have qualified with that form tbh...
2020-05-23 17:59
1 reply
#97
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Finland jakem0n
+1
2020-05-23 18:03
-og +astralis and we are good to go
2020-05-23 17:43
lol nice name
2020-05-23 17:43
#13
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Ukraine d3adLY
ez for Navi
2020-05-23 17:43
2 replies
+1
2020-05-23 17:44
+1
2020-05-23 18:48
lmao 2 million $ and not inviting #1 team hahahaha
2020-05-23 17:44
7 replies
#42
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Lithuania SeNSeO
No gla1ve no #1
2020-05-23 17:47
2 replies
still better than OG
2020-05-23 17:47
1 reply
#49
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Lithuania SeNSeO
Sure
2020-05-23 17:48
"The teams participating in this three-day tournament, which will be produced by ESL, will donate their portion of the $2 million prize money to "one of many international charities fighting on the front-line against the spread of coronavirus", according to Gamers Without Borders." Astralis disgusting didn't accept to donate their winnings
2020-05-23 17:55
2 replies
link for not accepting?
2020-05-23 18:30
1 reply
#225
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Finland Qurko
no link just trust him
2020-05-25 07:34
the money is not for them...
2020-05-23 17:58
tier 9999-9998 camp
2020-05-23 17:44
pogger
2020-05-23 17:44
>best >OG k
2020-05-23 17:44
#19
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France RAINIZK
damn lets go faze clan
2020-05-23 17:44
wait why OG? lmao
2020-05-23 17:44
whaddup now NA ???!?
2020-05-23 17:44
6 of the best csgo team no astralis no liquid but they ve got og best csgo team
2020-05-23 17:44
#23
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Europe Vallon3
As long as none of the money go to those dancing TikTok cringelords, good luck.
2020-05-23 17:44
Where are the 6 teams?
2020-05-23 17:44
>best teams >OG nice joke mens ))
2020-05-23 17:44
#26
Happy | 
Denmark aBox
money yes well gimme gimme
2020-05-23 17:44
#27
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Turkey TR_top_1
-OG +Astralis Nice tournament
2020-05-23 17:44
Holy shit, more than even majors wow. If only they had Astralis instead of OG this would be god-tier tourney.
2020-05-23 17:45
>OG >world's best Counter-Strike team
2020-05-23 17:44
#30
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Brazil Karlogaria
Nice cause to support. Should be a good tournament
2020-05-23 17:44
#32
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Croatia Momaq
faze about to win the biggest tournament in csgo history
2020-05-23 17:45
mmmm oil money
2020-05-23 17:45
#34
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France StickyRice
"four of which currently inside the top five in the world rankings." LUL NaVi is Tier 4, went 2w-3l on CIS Road to Rio lul and so is Mouz lul And OG is a random team
2020-05-23 17:45
8 replies
#38
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Poland tutatek
and g2 literally worst top 5 team (challenging with mouz)
2020-05-23 17:46
6 replies
#46
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France StickyRice
Yeah fck round robin (because it was 4 teams, with 6 teams aka 5 opponents to play against, and especially with 8 teams aka 7 opponents to play against) that allowed G2 to go through as top seed after Heroic's throw and Astralis fail. G2 is the new NaVi, trash but lucky
2020-05-23 17:47
5 replies
Navi trash winning only tier 1 LAN event of the year gj
2020-05-23 17:59
3 replies
#96
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France StickyRice
Fluked. Now getting eliminated before playoffs vs teams like AVANGAR (VP), Syman, etc
2020-05-23 18:03
2 replies
They called Astralis win fluke too so this is fluke aswell bud
2020-05-23 18:04
You mean when they destroyed everyone at blast as well?
2020-05-23 18:49
#213
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India Xerius07
Cry is free It's online CS everyone facing upsets does that mean North top 5 Or complexity top 5 Noob
2020-05-24 07:17
0/8
2020-05-23 17:46
OMG
2020-05-23 17:46
#37
roeJ | 
Romania SkipLD
Top teams... OG Good to see them back in play
2020-05-23 17:46
2 Millions ? nice
2020-05-23 17:46
G - Globalist N -
2020-05-23 17:46
#43
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Israel geturlolon
Corona = fake disease
2020-05-23 17:47
5 replies
#52
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Sweden swedz4
Israel = Fake country
2020-05-23 17:49
4 replies
#88
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Israel geturlolon
It's more of a capital of the world rather than just a country.
2020-05-23 17:59
3 replies
#123
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Europe Theivze
0/8
2020-05-23 18:26
ahahaahhahahahaahah lmao
2020-05-23 20:49
True, it's where Jesus was born
2020-05-23 23:30
WHY BOTSPORT? wasted spot
2020-05-23 17:48
5 good teams and mousesports
2020-05-23 17:48
2 replies
#59
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Denmark Jonasnhj
+1
2020-05-23 17:51
4 good teams, Mouz and OG
2020-05-23 18:17
#51
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Russia ToughGuy
so is this show or it will effect rankings?
2020-05-23 17:49
#56
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Denmark Jonasnhj
"Best teams" No astralis, no best team
2020-05-23 17:50
12 replies
#75
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Russia ToughGuy
1 good event doesn't make u the best lmao
2020-05-23 17:55
11 replies
Same could be said about Na'Vi though
2020-05-23 18:04
10 replies
#109
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Russia ToughGuy
yeah online qualification and biggest lan tourney after cologne what a comparing
2020-05-23 18:18
9 replies
1 good event doesn't make u the best lmao
2020-05-23 18:18
8 replies
#114
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Russia ToughGuy
missing astralis trophies in 2020
2020-05-23 18:23
7 replies
Astralis topped the most important event so far while Na'Vi completely crashed out to tier4 teams. None of the top10 teams are consistent, yet Astralis has been a lot more consistent than the rest before gla1ve took a prolonged sick leave. Even fnatic had been performing better than Na'Vi in general before the minor. If you disregard anything that isn't LAN events, then maybe you should stay quiet for a few months.
2020-05-23 18:25
6 replies
#122
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Russia ToughGuy
astralis would be dropped off from top3 if not 500 points achievements from last year :D
2020-05-23 18:26
2 replies
Would have, chould have, sould have. Na'Vi might have surprised them on their first proper encounter with the new IGL, but they aren't exactly known for making the same mistake twice or not reading into their opponents gameplan. I severely doubt Na'Vi could have even come remotely close to doing the same thing twice, especially considering how incredibly dreadful they've been online. The only team that has been able to repeatedly challenge Astralis, even when Astralis have had a gameplan, have been fnatic.
2020-05-23 18:29
1 reply
Lol wtf are you talking? NaVi destroyed astralis 3 times this year and astralis still don't have any answer.
2020-05-23 18:51
#126
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Russia ToughGuy
astralis 10-12 blast 3-4 kato 3 EPL 1st RtR navi 2nd ice 1st blast 1st kato 4th Epl 7-8 RtR ??????
2020-05-23 18:30
2 replies
Not sure what your point is with those handpicked results. Even mouz did better than Na'Vi before Katowice. You're basing it all on a single event.
2020-05-23 18:32
1 reply
#132
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Russia ToughGuy
not sure what year we talking about cuz now is 2020 like 5 month already
2020-05-23 18:35
no astralis lul
2020-05-23 17:52
POG
2020-05-23 17:52
There's a pandemic going on? I was don't know this details
2020-05-23 17:52
-OG -NAVI -KRIEGSPORTS +Astralis +Vitality +NIP
2020-05-23 17:52
OG XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-05-23 17:53
#69
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Ukraine devitt
navi should pick vertigo every fucking match, the best opportunity to fucking start playing this stupid map
2020-05-23 17:54
#Go4Balkan! why is NiP not on the list?
2020-05-23 17:54
#71
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Europe Skraj
"aimed at raising awareness about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic." Lmao
2020-05-23 17:54
1 reply
I was scratching my head when I read that as well. I doubt there's any need to raise awareness since it's basically what the entire world is thinking and speaking about atm. lol But I took a visit to their website, and it seems like the organizations they support are decent One of them is "Norwegian Refugee Council" which I'm sure the edgelords on HLTV.org would support.
2020-05-23 18:00
#77
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Turkey DebbSoray
Mousesports LOL
2020-05-23 17:56
"The Best LUL"
2020-05-23 17:56
Let's go
2020-05-23 17:57
#84
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Russia Praeter
"6 world's best teams" OG
2020-05-23 17:58
don't invite pita pls
2020-05-23 17:59
#93
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Finland Emvi
>>>>RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT COVID-19<<<< JUST IN CASE YOU WEREN'T AWARE LMAO
2020-05-23 18:01
3 replies
#120
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Finland OldStager
xD
2020-05-23 18:26
Learn about subject before making clown out of yourself
2020-05-23 19:00
1 reply
#151
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Finland Emvi
"To raise awareness about covid-19" is the only thing the hltv article said originally, it was funny because of course every one is aware of it. But yeah they edited it now to be more accurate
2020-05-23 19:03
#94
roeJ | 
Germany L1lK1M
Oh.. same teams competing against each other as always.. fucking boring
2020-05-23 18:02
1 reply
Like it's different at any other sport. What do you expect?
2020-05-23 18:59
$2M wow
2020-05-23 18:02
Raising awareness about covid 19! There is no pandemic, its a scam. Where will this money go?
2020-05-23 18:07
2 replies
Well like most orgs 50 pct Will be administration, bribes, company expenses and like 10 pct in the end Will be used for what they advertise for
2020-05-23 18:12
They're giving me $5 every time I mention covid in a post
2020-05-23 20:50
navi ok hahahaha world top 6 XDDDDDDDDDDDDD where is syman or hard legion?XDDDD
2020-05-23 18:11
2 replies
#111
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Russia ToughGuy
at garbage just like Namibia
2020-05-23 18:19
1 reply
rekt
2020-05-23 18:52
-OG +Astralis
2020-05-23 18:11
1 reply
Og better than mouz atm xD
2020-05-23 18:13
#112
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Where is north?
2020-05-23 18:22
1 reply
XD
2020-05-23 18:57
Joke teams without MIBR
2020-05-23 18:23
#117
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Russia KamaraD
Team Vitality, NiP and MAD Lions better than f*ck*ng OG
2020-05-23 18:26
2 replies
+11111
2020-05-23 18:56
Maybe they have some dignity left and don't wanna be abused by slavedriver.
2020-05-23 20:29
#118
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Finland OldStager
Great!
2020-05-23 18:26
For anyone curious about the ridiculous cause "raising awareness about covid", watch this: youtube.com/watch?v=2oi4e8Dgblc old.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/gmpdgb/e..
2020-05-23 18:44
Seems legit KEKW
2020-05-23 18:49
#142
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Sweden OG_FANGAY
finally we see OG
2020-05-23 18:50
Really nice!
2020-05-23 18:56
Smells like gamers paradise??👀😂😂 Btw what is that awful website HAHAHA
2020-05-23 19:03
nice
2020-05-23 19:15
#157
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Brazil Vicmar
No pita? wtf
2020-05-23 19:25
Let's just be happy for teams willingly playing games for charity, instead of arguing what teams are "of the worlds best" :)
2020-05-23 19:37
WHAT A TIME TO STAY ALIVE NERD DUDES PLAYING AT THEIR COMPUTER NOW CAN DO CHARITY MATCHES UP TO 2 MI AGAINST A PANDEMIC DISEASE!
2020-05-23 19:38
wtf why OG is there :D
2020-05-23 19:41
Holy shit, what a chance for OG
2020-05-23 19:43
what's the format?
2020-05-23 20:23
Where comes the money from? Sounds to me that someone has to wash it...
2020-05-23 20:24
Vitality and obviously Astralis would be ideal instead of mouse and navi
2020-05-23 20:41
1 reply
flair check out
2020-05-23 22:40
undeserved invites
2020-05-23 20:46
make your own charity, win event, donate to yourself, ez profit
2020-05-23 21:23
if navi's playing, they could bring hard legion too... :D
2020-05-23 21:36
2m dollars pog
2020-05-23 22:08
At least Astralis isn't going to win the event.
2020-05-23 22:12
1 reply
If there's no $$$ you won't see Astralis lol
2020-05-23 22:39
OG EZ
2020-05-23 22:38
JW Playing for charity?? WHAT IS THIS?
2020-05-23 22:38
og? xD what tha hell
2020-05-23 23:03
#200
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Finland pate1
og and not astralis?
2020-05-23 23:09
Why they invited to the tournament these losers from OG? OMEGALUL They should have invited better team, not these bots.
2020-05-23 23:09
#203
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Poland SebL
2 million Dollars. So it's same prize as Major, and it's for charity. Great guys.
2020-05-23 23:23
#207
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Spain BlaNcoW
Ez 2M for NaVi, fck u covid
2020-05-24 02:40
#208
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Ukraine Dert38
ruski navi
2020-05-24 02:47
EZ4G2
2020-05-24 03:26
#214
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Estonia RopzTop1
Damn Astralis.... coldhearted
2020-05-24 07:28
No NA teams? Not gona watch.
2020-05-24 09:08
1 reply
Ok, let them play with 200 ping, NA 12iq brain
2020-05-24 10:56
- OG +Astralis
2020-05-24 14:33
#220
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Italy NathaNN
interesting
2020-05-24 15:45
Only FaZe and g2 are half decent teams Mouz will go out last OG will probably beat Mouz, but nothing more that that Navi tier4, loses to tier10 semi-pro CIS teams Fnatic lost to movistar riders and co. 5+ times
2020-05-25 15:13
1 reply
Also no Astralis or Liquid = no tier1 event
2020-05-25 15:13
Scammaz :)
2020-05-25 15:13
so the teams have to donate their prizemoney to any charity or its for themselves?
2020-05-29 17:53
1 reply
#238
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Algeria MagnumDz
The teams participating in this three-day tournament, which will be produced by ESL, will donate their portion of the $2 million prize money to "one of many international charities fighting on the front-line against the spread of coronavirus", according to Gamers Without Borders.
2020-05-30 18:21
#235
n1ex | 
Saudi Arabia n1ex
Proud to be Saudi :)
2020-05-29 18:57
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