The events of the “Players without Borders – From Saudi Arabia” championship, which is organized by the Saudi Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports, will continue today, Friday, with the total prizes of up to 10 million dollars next June, the proceeds of which will be fully paid to the benefit of international charities accredited as part of the international efforts to tackle a pandemic. Corona emerging virus. COVID-19.The first community tournaments began today and will continue for a week, during which electronic gaming lovers from all over the world will confront and display their skills in individual and team competitions in exchange for winning various gifts and prizes worth more than $ 20,000, followed by a series of other community tournaments that include “marathon” competitions that Popular games such as FIFA 20, Fortnite and Clash Royale include, while Game of the Week competitions include popular games such as Overwatch and Apex Legends.
The number of those registered in the community tournaments exceeded the barrier of 4000 participants, one day after the announcement, as they will compete for 7 weeks in various games. The “Players Without Borders – From Saudi Arabia” championship will witness another level of elite tournaments for the most famous international players, as they will compete for charitable prizes totaling $ 10 million, as the winners present their sums of money to a selected group of 12 international charities leading the battle against the pandemic. By the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action, including: the World Health Organization’s (Covid-19) outbreak response fund, Direct Relief, and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.
For his part, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, President of the Saudi Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports confirmed that the establishment of this championship came in light of the great support and interest that the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince attributed to sports of various kinds, in addition to the ongoing interest and follow-up by His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, as this event enhances the Kingdom’s position as a leading country in humanitarian and charitable work and in the field of electronic sports.
He added: «We are happy with this interaction that reflects the mass of e-sports in our beloved homeland, which includes millions of players and the best champions in the various games, and through the tournament we seek to unite the efforts of all players and e-sports fans in the face of the spread of the pandemic of the Corona virus.
For his part, the CEO of the Saudi Federation for E-Sports and Mental and Tournament Director Turki Al-Fawzan expressed his happiness that the number of registrants to participate in this global e-championship has reached the barrier of 4000 people, indicating that e-sport has become a promising sport and in continuous growth, and he said: «An order It is wonderful to see this number of players challenging so quickly to support the fight against the spread of COVID-19, in addition to the diversity of individuals who have registered to this moment, which confirms that the “Players without Borders – from Saudi Arabia” championship is available to everyone.
It is worth noting that registration is still available for everyone on the community championships that will include the “Marathon”, “Game of the Week” and “Continuous Play” competitions, and those wishing to register in the “Players without Borders – from Saudi Arabia” tournament,