Gamers Without Borders 2021 announced with $1.5 million charity prize pool

The prize money will be distributed to charitable organizations selected by the participating teams, including NIP and mousesports.

Gamers Without Borders, a virtual festival consisting of a number of esports tournaments, as well as live shows, concerts, and a learning platform, announced its return for the second year. The project is backed by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), with the $1.5 million charity CS:GO tournament hosted by ESL just one part of the month-long festival that will distribute $10 million.

Eight teams will compete in the Gamers Without Borders 2021 CS:GO event on June 22-27, with the teams that place higher at the event given the opportunity to distribute a larger chunk of the prize pool to the charity of their choosing. The mission of this year's edition of the festival is to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to underdeveloped countries and communities at risk.

GWB 2021 will be mouz's first event since winning Flashpoint 3 in May

The tournament will feature exclusively BO3 matches, starting with two four-team GSL groups and concluding with a single-elimination playoff bracket. Unlike the 2020 edition of the tournament which experimented with an MR12 ruleset, Gamers Without Borders 2.0 will use the classic, MR15 ruleset.

Aside from the NIP and mousesports, Brazilian side MIBR, as well as fan favorites FaZe and Dignitas will compete at the tournament.

The group stage draw is available below:

The group stage will take place over the first four days, June 22-25, followed by the playoffs. Aside from the competition, the broadcast will also include exhibition matches and show segments.

The charity prize pool, which the teams will distribute based on their placings:

1. $600,000
2. $300,000
3-4. $150,000
3-4. $150,000
5-6. $100,000
5-6. $100,000
7-8. $50,000
7-8. $50,000

cool
2021-06-21 13:17
NIP gonna steal all the money, shady org
2021-06-21 13:17
36 replies
they have to name a charity before it starts and the money never goes to the orgs
2021-06-21 13:18
35 replies
they will name a "charity org" that is directly connected to NIP and transfer the money.
2021-06-21 13:20
34 replies
+1
2021-06-21 13:21
Jesus, didnt think Anonymo fans would still go to these lenghts to somehow discredit NiP Ridiculous
2021-06-21 13:23
14 replies
I am not a fan but i support them in the topic of rematches. Nip discredet themselves they a scum org
2021-06-21 13:28
12 replies
Nip is a good org👍
2021-06-21 14:21
9 replies
#94
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Finland toivoli
*One of the worst orgs**
2021-06-21 15:16
NiP and faze are by far the worst orgs
2021-06-22 06:14
7 replies
#185
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Czech Republic daminkon
+1
2021-06-22 11:30
u forgot about astralis
2021-06-22 14:47
1 reply
TSM*
2021-06-22 15:59
#199
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Europe BH5K
why? nip rn are one of the best orgs out there. its not the old money stealing nip.
2021-06-22 18:33
3 replies
flair
2021-06-25 15:15
2 replies
#208
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Finland skaril
Albanian
2021-06-26 20:10
1 reply
untrue
2021-06-26 20:58
>"i am not a fan of anonymo" >has anonymo fan pin on his hltv profile choose one
2021-06-21 14:25
+rep for NiP, best org
2021-06-21 14:58
I'm hoping it's bait, surely no one would be this dumb
2021-06-21 13:33
maybe sth for a new internet connection
2021-06-21 13:23
+1
2021-06-21 13:27
#39
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Italy who_asked
I hope they'll spend some on the new Internet provider
2021-06-21 13:47
charity is called "ninjas in need"
2021-06-21 13:49
9 replies
Lmao
2021-06-21 14:10
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-06-21 14:12
#87
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Europe dalgass
"supporting free high-speed internet for sneaky swedes since 2021"
2021-06-21 15:09
3 replies
Stop beating a dead horse please, we all know that the issues was on faceits side (firewall settings)
2021-06-21 18:53
2 replies
It is still funny butthurt nip fan
2021-06-22 06:15
1 reply
im a fnatic fan lol (even though they are shit atm) I only watch them bc they are the only swedish roster that can put up an average fight
2021-06-22 10:22
#90
Jame | 
Germany M1LR3K
bruh lol
2021-06-21 15:10
LMFAO thats hilarious
2021-06-23 12:39
LMAO
2021-06-25 11:59
Lmaoo kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-06-21 14:11
how are you still mad bro, just get over it already
2021-06-21 14:51
+1
2021-06-21 14:58
While NiP might be a "shady" org, i dont think they would be anywhere near considering fucking fraud xD
2021-06-21 18:48
1 reply
you are what you are.
2021-06-21 20:04
awesome
2021-06-21 13:18
POGG
2021-06-21 13:18
EZ 4 GOAT f0rest
2021-06-21 13:18
#8
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Russia VelsVivard
No CIS teams, no watch.
2021-06-21 13:19
10 replies
Atleast they have dignity to not cheat at a non profit event, same goes for Heroic... just so u know i'm not biased
2021-06-21 13:44
9 replies
mens))))
2021-06-21 13:56
#48
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Brazil Anarchybr
+1 CIS teams aren’t allowed on charity events because of the money prize goes to charity, so nobody can cheat
2021-06-21 13:57
6 replies
Navi won the first.....
2021-06-21 14:08
5 replies
#55
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Brazil Anarchybr
Damn what would you expect by an event created to support money laundering from oil sheikhs
2021-06-21 14:10
4 replies
It's called charity, pedro Yu wouldn't have favelas if it existed in your country
2021-06-21 14:28
3 replies
#93
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Brazil Anarchybr
I probably donated more money to charity this month than you made the whole year, buddy
2021-06-21 15:16
1 reply
How much u donated? Just wanna know if i can beat your numbers.
2021-06-21 20:58
#103
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United States Shr3y
You do know a lot of charities exist to whitewash black money into white, or are you just naive?
2021-06-21 15:28
You're not biased you're just silly.
2021-06-21 15:44
Propaganda from Saudi - Arabia
2021-06-21 13:19
6 replies
IDC if its good CS
2021-06-21 13:54
4 replies
So you wanna live in a Sharia world. have fun
2021-06-21 14:05
3 replies
You already live in that world
2021-06-21 14:15
1 reply
#204
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Russia Slavaa
Based
2021-06-23 12:43
Boring non sequitur is boring. Expected from jerman 20 IQ brain
2021-06-21 15:43
#104
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Tunisia AurumG
+1
2021-06-21 15:33
#10
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Classic MR15 ? i am hoooked!
2021-06-21 13:19
PogU
2021-06-21 13:20
#13
KRIMZ | 
Sweden Svahn
1.6
2021-06-21 13:20
#14
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Turkey PERAZZY
ez4BİG
2021-06-21 13:20
#15
ISSAA | 
Palestine 3BooD
NiP mousesports or furia will win faze in the semies and maybe Big too
2021-06-21 13:20
Nip will probably steal the money considering how shitty they org is
2021-06-21 13:20
#17
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Portugal OwnedBro
Good event
2021-06-21 13:21
#21
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Poland B0rdo
ok
2021-06-21 13:25
how much mibr payed for that?
2021-06-21 13:28
9 replies
#26
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Brazil guhzzz
how much ence payed for that?
2021-06-21 13:29
8 replies
honestly ence > all the other teams, maybe besides NiP, Mouse, Big
2021-06-21 13:42
7 replies
#61
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Brazil guhzzz
maybe the org, but the team...
2021-06-21 14:12
>ence > all >lists 3/7 of the remaining teams
2021-06-22 05:14
5 replies
Yes and? 7-3=4 Can't count?
2021-06-22 05:20
4 replies
Check his flair, don‘t try to come up with logic!
2021-06-22 10:08
#187
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Czech Republic daminkon
Thats like saying i am the best cs player, except for the millions above me
2021-06-22 11:38
2 replies
I could also said they are better than: Mibr, dognitas, furia, fake clan 4>3 Problem?
2021-06-22 14:57
1 reply
#196
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Czech Republic daminkon
yes that's less characters than what you said why phrase it so weird? "everyone except <lists half of the teams>" you could have just said "they arent as bad as some other teams" or something that made sense
2021-06-22 15:55
#25
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Brazil guhzzz
EZ 4 FURIA
2021-06-21 13:28
how can you organize a tournament of 1,5m without any top5 teams
2021-06-21 13:29
1 reply
It's just charity, of the invited teams only the first 8 to accept get to play
2021-06-21 14:30
Hope Nip don't win it just to not steal the money.
2021-06-21 13:31
#30
NAF | 
Brazil uezu
Ez4honda
2021-06-21 13:36
1 reply
Honda faster than he look.
2021-06-21 14:40
#32
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Germany Furkk
Ence dignitas faze mibr????
2021-06-21 13:40
1 reply
ez money! :D
2021-06-22 10:08
nice
2021-06-21 13:41
NIP sure needs some good pr
2021-06-21 13:42
tier1.5 event with 1.5 million pool lol nice from gamers without borders though, nice guys yes
2021-06-21 13:43
5 replies
#42
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Italy who_asked
teams won't get this money, they'll only name a charity org
2021-06-21 13:49
2 replies
yes, i know, thats why i said theyre nice guys
2021-06-21 14:24
The organisers have to still dish out 1.5mil
2021-06-21 14:31
#44
SHOCK | 
Czech Republic Fofon
pls,, read again
2021-06-21 13:52
1 reply
2021-06-21 14:24
#41
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Yugoslavia novuki
i feel like this is one big money laundering scheme to cover up undocumented illegal drug money made by hamas and hezzbollah
2021-06-21 13:49
1 reply
Its funded by Saudi Arabia they dont need to hide their crimes they're rich enough to just get people to ignore it like Yemen
2021-06-21 14:17
Most ridiculous name I've ever seen for a tournament.
2021-06-21 13:55
#49
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Portugal dracø
nip and charity events :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) here we go again
2021-06-21 13:58
FINALLY THE BRAZILIANS ARE NOT ON THE SAME GROUP!!!
2021-06-21 13:58
#51
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Brazil Anarchybr
NICE!! Great initiative! Also a great tourney for all teams get their confidence on track. Especially FURIA, FaZe and NiP. They needed a 1.5 tier tourney like that!
2021-06-21 13:59
Ez4ENCE
2021-06-21 14:07
1v1 would be nice!
2021-06-21 14:11
ez 4 esl
2021-06-21 14:27
Ez dig
2021-06-21 14:34
#77
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Netherlands dabadpad
no Gambit? anw good chance for FaZe and NiP to get their sh*t together again
2021-06-21 14:41
1 reply
#91
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Europe dalgass
yes maybe finally some interesting games to watch
2021-06-21 15:12
Distribute covid19 vaccine. Haha nice scam.
2021-06-21 14:43
mouz free. the only t1 team right there
2021-06-21 14:52
EZ4MOUZ
2021-06-21 15:00
#85
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United Kingdom JupiterACE
forgot mibr existed tbh
2021-06-21 15:04
#86
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Kazakhstan oscar9992
Tier 3 tournement right here.
2021-06-21 15:09
#89
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Georgia Megobari
If Faze will fuck up this event - they should disband
2021-06-21 15:09
Lovely , #VAMOUZ
2021-06-21 15:15
#98
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Amazing, great to hear
2021-06-21 15:23
Navi,G2,Heroic,Gambit, Vitality, VP? this is rofl with nice $
2021-06-21 15:25
finaly faze not against G2 or Navi
2021-06-21 15:38
1 reply
#163
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Tunisia Zayd1111
Tounsi fi hltv Pog
2021-06-22 01:35
that feel when Gamers Without Borders makes bigger pool than Valve's major
2021-06-21 15:41
Annual FaZe useless event victory
2021-06-21 15:43
2 replies
G2 havent won anything, including "useless events" since Malmo 2017. Cry XDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-06-21 15:45
1 reply
ok
2021-06-21 16:19
SIUUUUUUUUUUU FAZE CLEAN SWEEP INCOMING
2021-06-21 15:44
What is this clash of trash lmao
2021-06-21 15:48
No LAN no fun :(
2021-06-21 15:49
Why would they distribute it, instead of grabbing it themselves?
2021-06-21 15:56
very nice
2021-06-21 16:02
Dafuq so they will play for nothing? :D nothing personal Gamers without borders, but its sport. What they compete for?
2021-06-21 16:06
4 replies
#130
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Slovakia Daev0n
It's like a practice tournament.
2021-06-21 17:06
+1
2021-06-21 17:51
Dude not everything is about money, the exposure the teams will get for this will attract new fans to them and there's also the practice factor since teams like Furia haven't played in a while
2021-06-21 19:19
#205
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Iceland caverat
flag checks out
2021-06-24 15:53
Thanks God no CIS teams though
2021-06-21 16:08
2 replies
+1
2021-06-21 16:31
+1
2021-06-21 19:18
#123
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India slavloli
>Create a NGO >win and donate to that NGO Give me 10% if you steal my idea
2021-06-21 16:17
ez mouz
2021-06-21 17:00
wanted to see MR12 again, but classic cs is cool too. Will watch it especially teams are in mixed ranking
2021-06-21 17:05
4 replies
#165
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Other Zafander
What's MR12?
2021-06-22 04:00
3 replies
MR12 SUGONDESE NUTZ
2021-06-22 05:52
1 reply
#177
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Other Zafander
lol
2021-06-22 09:05
MR12 - max rounds 24, first to 13 wins (not including OT)
2021-06-22 15:03
So they will play without motivation while people bet on this Maybe donate 1/2 or 3/4 on charity but not full prizepool
2021-06-21 17:53
noice
2021-06-21 17:54
Good tournaments))
2021-06-21 18:29
#136
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Lebanon Dogman69
who the fuck watches these "friendly" tournaments do they play 1.6 maps again?
2021-06-21 18:36
#140
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
EZ mouz !!!!
2021-06-21 18:53
Pog
2021-06-21 19:53
#152
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United States Solome6
So basically free win for mouz :)
2021-06-21 20:37
Poggers
2021-06-21 21:18
Saudi propaganda
2021-06-21 22:58
#159
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Hungary szia
awesome. I like BIG and furias odds of getting out of groups here
2021-06-21 23:01
#160
mir | 
Other M31F
money laundering through CS GO tournaments, cool
2021-06-21 23:41
ez scam for nip
2021-06-21 23:47
#166
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Austria Grundz
Ez4Ence
2021-06-22 04:06
#169
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United States Rayduh
Hope teams don't scam the prize pool
2021-06-22 05:23
#175
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Czech Republic Tr3jx_S
VAMOUZ
2021-06-22 07:43
#176
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Indonesia segopecel
how come faze is fan favorite?
2021-06-22 08:51
1 reply
#190
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United States nba890
cause it’s faze
2021-06-22 12:56
Great, I love the fact that we have charity tournaments in CS:GO, that's really great.
2021-06-22 12:09
wow propaganda in a cs tourney, hope these organisers go bankrupt for bringing such disgusting propaganda to esports
2021-06-22 15:34
#200
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Russia dub1ov
wtf... why should you give money to poor people... it would be much better if teams were given opportunity to choose share money with someone or not
2021-06-22 20:16
#201
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Russia pktx11
will it make any effect in the world rank?
2021-06-22 22:52
#202
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Portugal MrPato
Honestly it’s so nice to see FaZe participating in this event. Although it’s a charity event only, these can count as practice games for them and that’s what they are really needing at the time
2021-06-23 03:31
dirty "cs go" money 0/8
2021-06-26 20:11
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