Esports.US will be supporting Save the Children on Gaming Tuesday, November 29th, by hosting a special Dota 2 charity tournament. The charitable initiative will get underway at 02:00 PM EST (20:00 CET).
Four teams – Doo Wop, FDL, Team Infamous, and Team Freedom – will compete in a Single Elimination Reverse Captains Mode tournament today, November 29th, starting at 02:00 PM EST (20:00 CET).
The winning team will receive $500. In addition, Esports.US will donate $500 to Save the Children on behalf of the winners.
Donations to Save the Children will be accepted when the stream goes live, here.
Gaming Tuesday is an initiative created to partner with Giving Tuesday and rally gamers to come together over the holidays to raise money and awareness for charity.
Dota 2 charity tournament format
All matches are played best-of-three
Reverse Captains Mode (captains choose heroes that the other team must play)
Dota 2 charity tournament prize-pool and donations
$500 to the 1st place team
$500 to Save the Children on behalf of the winning team
You can donate to Save the Children when the stream goes live, here
Esports.US was founded by philanthropic gaming enthusiasts as an interactive platform to promote esports in the United States. Their mission is to “support esports in the US and provide charitable assistance in the name of the competitive gaming community”.
On December 21st, 2015, Esports.US picked up Team Mischief, later rebranded into Team Freedom (currently consisting of Michael “ixmike88” Ghannam, Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan, Enzo “Timado” Gianoli, Andrew “Jubei” Evelyn, and Shane “Eagle” Milke).
Save the Children
Save the Children was established in 1919 as an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.
Last year, in 2015, Save the Children worked in 120 countries and helped more than 185 million children who were denied the health care, education and protection every child deserves.