Liquid, 100 Thieves to take part in Gamers Without Borders $2 million charity tournament
The two sides will be the sole representation for North America in the tournament, with the winner of the best-of-three showmatch securing $150,000 for a charity of their choice and the runner-up deciding the recipient of their $100,000 prize.
The showmatch is part of the $10 million Gamers Without Borders initiative, a series of tournaments created by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS) aimed towards helping "one of many international charities fighting on the front-line against the spread of coronavirus."
in Europe, the likes of FaZe, G2, and Natus Vincere are among the six teams who will take part in a three-day tournament produced by ESL from May 29-31, with the winner earning $750,000 for a charity of their choice.
Teams will battle through best-of-three matches en route to the grand final, which will play out as a best-of-five. Notably, the tournament will experiment with the implementation of Max Rounds 12 (MR12), meaning the first team to 13 rounds will be the winner. The reduced length of matches has been a subject of discussion lately, including in last week's Gamechanger episode of HLTV Confirmed.
The team list for the European tournament consists of:
The $2 million prize pool will be broken down as follows: