Tournament organiser WePlay! Esports will host the WeSave! Charity Play event featuring 24 Dota 2 teams.
Taking place on March 20-26th, the event will include teams from across six regions.
The WeSave! Charity Play event will have English-speaking, Russian-speaking, and Ukrainian-speaking talent. A $20,000 (£17,144.80) prize pool will be accumulated to each region, with the total figure of $120,000 (£102,868.80) – plus donations and any revenue generated – being donated to causes that battle coronavirus (COVID-19).
Oleg Krot, CEO and Managing Partner of WePlay! Esports, spoke on the event in a release: “The preparation process for WePlay! Charity Play is unusual even for our team. We have many people working from homes and across various time zones. Still, we try to achieve as much as possible through text chats and conference calls.
“These are also the primary means of communication with the talents and teams, as well as sponsors and partners, who have been eager to support our initiative to host a charity marathon. The desire to help others is universal, and we are inspired by the amount of caring and selfless people inside the esports community.”
The confirmed teams for the event are as follows: Invictus Gaming, EHOME, Geek Fam, BOOM Esports, TNC Predator, HellRaisers, Virtus.pro, Team Liquid, Team Nigma, Team Secret, Team Secret, No Ping Esports, Thunder Predator, beastcoast, business associates, OG, Natus Vincere, FURIA, CR4ZY, Cloud9, Vici Gaming, PSG.LGD, and Evil Geniuses.
Yuriy Lazebnikov, Chief Business Development Officer and Managing Partner of WePlay! Esports, added: “The idea to host a charity marathon emerged on its own when it became clear that all the primary events would be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic one after another. The whole team just started to discuss the notion of a tournament, that could bring together the esports community and people beyond it.”
Esports Insider says: It’s great to see WePlay! Esports and so many teams come together – not only to provide entertainment during such a troubling time, but for an amazing cause – in such a big way. We hope the event goes well and receives a lot of support.