There is no shortage of excellent Dota 2 esports tournaments to watch, and the Gamers Without Borders series of tournaments, in the name of charity, are definitely something to get excited about.
Here's everything you need to know about the Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders Tournament, including the charity prize pool, the teams, schedule, and how you can watch all the action.
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About Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders
The Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders tournament is a charity event, with eight top teams competing. $3 million has already been donated with PUBG Mobile and Rainbow Six Siege tournaments.
Next up is the Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders tournament, with another $1.5 million going to charities in the fight against COVID-19.
WOW! 😱— Gamers Without Borders (@gwbps) May 11, 2020
A total of USD$3 MILLION DOLLARS has been donated to charities fighting COVID-19 after today's #GWBPS APAC action! 💪
Thank you to all the teams that participated today! 🤗🥰 pic.twitter.com/2dk0UZFq77
Some great Dota 2 teams have accepted the invitation, and it will be exciting to see which team will come out on top.
OG is, of course, a favourite for many fans, but judging by recent results Virtus.Pro and Team Secret could easily win the tournament.
The teams won't actually win anything in the Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders tournament. Instead, they will be able to choose which COVID-19 relief charity their winnings go to.
This week, the winner of the @DOTA2 International Elite tournament will earn US$750,000 to donate to the charity of their choice to support COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide! 🌍— Gamers Without Borders (@gwbps) May 12, 2020
Take a look at the charity prize fund breakdown 👀 #GWBPSpic.twitter.com/ua8B0Q5eKn
All eight teams in the Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders charity tournament have been invited. The tournament features some of the top teams in the world, including the two-time TI champions, OG, as well as the likes of Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, and more.
The Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders tournament won't feature a group stage. Instead, the tournament will start with the Quarter Finals, since it only runs for two days.
This means there won't be as many matches as Dota 2 fans are used to. The tournament will take place with a single-elimination format, with all matches, including the grand final, being best-of-three.
Having players like @eradota and @nipgaming joining us is exactly what makes the International Elite tournaments so special!— Gamers Without Borders (@gwbps) May 13, 2020
Make sure you don't miss the games this weekend #GWBPS 🤩 pic.twitter.com/KfWUjkxySn
The Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders charity tournament will run from 15th to 17th May 2020. Each day starts at 11:00 GMT+1.
The Gamers Without Borders schedule (Picture: GWB)
All match times are in CEST, which means you need to minus one hour for time in the UK.
Join us on Friday as the @Dota2 International Elite quarterfinals begin at noon CEST! #GWBPS@virtuspro vs @natusvincere@teamnigma vs @ogesports@teamsecret vs @nipgaming@teamliquid vs @thealliancegg— Gamers Without Borders (@gwbps) May 13, 2020
How to watch Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders
There will be English and Russian streams for the Dota 2 Gamers Without Borders tournament.