Gamers Club, a gaming platform owned by Immortals Gaming Club (IGC), has announced hardware manufacturer Intel and gaming product developer Acer as sponsors of the Pride Cup, a Brazilian online tournament to promote the LGBTQIA+ community.
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The Pride Cup, which enters into its second edition, will occur from May 18th – June 18th. To guarantee player safety there will be a verification process, which will be validated by the self-declaration of its participants. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament will be broadcasted on Gamers Club’s Twitch channel.
As well as announcing two new sponsors, the tournament will include three titles: CS:GO, VALORANT, and League Of Legends. The prize pool for each game will be $5,000 BRL (~£669,88). Moreover, game publisher Riot Games will support this edition of Pride Cup, according to the release
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To celebrate this edition, the event will also feature content to highlight the importance of minorities occupying the esports space. The content will include the likes of Olga Rodrigues, a trans woman and professional CS: GO player for Black Dragons, and Guilherme ‘Atlanta’ Matos, a former Vivo Keyd League of Legends professional player.
The Pride Cup is a part of Gamers Club’s Diversity Committee.
Esports Insider says: Having these tournaments that aim to build a better community is crucial to developing a mature esports audience. Having Intel and Acer as sponsors, allied with Riot’s support, is a big step to assure that the community grows without toxicity or prejudice.