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.
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
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.