2019 was a great year for esports fans as they got to see some amazing big tournaments in it. 2020 was meant to be no different until the Coronavirus outbreak happened. The disease has spread to more than 120 countries, and it has no plans to slow down at the moment. Countries all over the world are taking strict measures in order to prevent it from spreading further. Because of this, several esports events have been either canceled or postponed.
All esports tournaments that were meant to be held in the coming days have been either canceled or postponed. Some of them have been shifted online, while will be hosted at a later day. In any case, the world is currently panicking and everyone has been ordered to stay inside their homes.
WePlay! Charity Event
While different organizers have canceled their tournament over Coronavirus fears, one organizer has decided to fight against it. That’s right, WePlay! has decided to host an online tournament for Dota 2 through which they are planning to raise awareness and money for the ongoing outbreak. The best thing about this tournament is that it is going to some of the biggest Dota 2 teams in the world.
‼️Play to save the world‼️
We want to announce WeSave! Charity Play – Non-profit Online Dota2 Charity Marathon dedicated to fight COVID-19
The tournament will take place on March 20-26, 2020.
— WePlay Esports (@WePlay_Esports) March 16, 2020
The new tournament is being called WeSave! Charity Play. It is going to be an online-based tournament and will feature a total of 24 teams, four from each region. The tournament is going to be held for a total of seven days, from March 20 till 26. In addition to this, everything will be run remotely by WePlay!
At the moment, 14 teams have confirmed that they are going to compete in the tournament. These include BOOM Esports, Thunder Predator, Invictus Gaming, Team Secret, No Ping Esports, BeastCoast, Business Associates, HellRaisers, EHOME, Team Liquid, TNC Predator, Geek Fam, Virtus Pro, and Team Nigma. The remaining 10 will be announced in a couple of days.
WeSave! Charity Play is going to feature a prize pool of $120,000. The best thing about this prize pool is that it will be split into $20,000 for every region and will be donated to help fight the Coronavirus outbreak. An important thing to keep in mind here is that the prize pool can increase if sponsors decide to add more to it before the tournament. In addition to this, donations can also make a big difference.
Dota 2 also recently managed to cross 400,000 average players for the first time after November 2019. We all know that its player count was dropping significantly over the past year, and many thought that it will continue to drop. However, last month, the game had more than 400,000 average players after months. Another interesting thing is that the number is currently increasing this month and is more than 410,000 at the moment. If it keeps on going like this, then there will be 450,000 average players at the end of this month.
In any case, it’s great to see that WePlay! is doing something that can help fight the Coronavirus. Let’s just hope that the disease goes away soon so that everything can return to normal.