Fortnite Gamers Without Borders Charity Tournament Announced

Fortnite Gamers Without Borders tournament to raise money for pandemic relief.
Fortnite Gamers Without Borders tournament to raise money for pandemic relief. | Courtesy of Epic Games

A Fortnite Gamers Without Borders tournament will take place Tuesday, May 19 through Friday, May 21, with $2 million on the line, the charity organization announced Saturday.

Fortnite Gamers Without Borders Charity Tournament Announced

The first two days of competition will each offer a total of $500,000 to be distributed to coronavirus (COVID-19) charities chosen by the 50 competing teams. The winning duos will award $150,000, leaving $350,000 to be split and given out by the other 49 competing teams.

The winners on the third day will award $300,000, and the rest of the teams will award $700,000.

Already confirmed to compete in the tournament are several of the top Fortnite streamers, including benjyfishy, Airwaks, MrSavage, Stompy and several more.

The tournament will be broadcast in seven languages across Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Huya. Matches will start each day at 1 p.m. ET. Viewers will be able to donate directly to the charity of their choice during the broadcasts.

Gamers Without Borders is a COVID-19 esports fundraising effort with a $10 million prize fund. It has partnered with several international charities providing COVID-19 relief, including UNICEF, International Medical Corps, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and more.

The tournament is unaffiliated with Epic Games.