Gamers for Equality – Sentinels secure first place
The Valorant portion of the 100 Thieves charity event, Gamers for Equality, concluded with Sentinels taking first place in the grand-finals, winning 2:1.
The event took place on the 8th of July and featured eight of the best teams in North America. The winner of this charity event donated a generous $20,000 to a charity of their choosing, with second place donating $13,000. This tournament forms part of a series, sponsored by CashApp, in which $100,000 is being donated to various charities. The first event in the series was a League of Legends tournament and took place on July 1st, and the last event is a Fortnite tournament and will take place on July 15th.
The format of the event saw the eight teams divided into two groups, where they played out a best-of-one (BO1) round-robin group stage. The top two teams from each group moved on to the playoffs, which consisted of a single-elimination bracket. The semi-finals were BO1 matches, with the grand-finals being a BO3.
The eight teams invited to this event are listed below:
The group stage saw both Gen.G Esports and Immortals winning their groups 3:0 in dominant fashion. A team that would have been considered favorites going into the event, in the form of TSM, failed to make it out of the group stage, losing two matches against Sentinels and Immortals. It is also perhaps a bit disappointing for the 100 Thieves team to fall short in the group stages, given that their organisation is the host of the event.
Both of the dominant teams in the group stages lost their first matches quite convincingly. With Sentinels defeating Gen.G Esports 13:4 and together we are terrific defeating Immortals 13:6. Sentinels then went on to win the grand-finals 2:1 versus together we are terrific.
The final map scores can be found below:
The Sentinels roster consists of predominantly ex-CS:GO pro players, as well as a former Overwatch pro player and can be found below:
The together we are terrific roster also consists of mainly ex-CS:GO players and is listed below:
Sentinels chose cxmmunity as the recipient of the $20,000 charity donation. Their mission is to, “Increase the participation of minorities within the esports and video game industry so that there is an equal opportunity as new jobs and professions are being created.”
Together we are terrific decided on the NAACP as the recipient of their $13,000 charity donation. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.
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