Generation Esports raises money for coronavirus relief through charity event
The eSports group is doing its part to help those in need during the global pandemic
A new eSports organization established earlier this month, Generation Esports, is hosting a charity eSports tournament called the $30,000 Social Distancing Cup. The first event hosted by the organization is a fundraising effort to help people in need during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and it has just passed its midpoint. Generation Esports was established earlier this month by the High School Esports League, which is dedicated to the individual players, students from middle school to college, active-duty military and veterans, corporate employees and adult and youth organizations who want to join.
During this eSports tournament, the funds raised will be destined for low-income families who have been seriously affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In this Social Distancing Cup, competitors are invited to make donations to the Social Distancing Cup COVID-19 Response Fund. Also, any proceeds collected from selling merchandise will go to the same relief effort.
This cup will be hosting daily games of three video games: League of Legends, Rocket League and Teamfight Tactics. During the week there are two contests held each day, and six contests on weekends. This tournament is coming prepared with a few prizes for the first-place finishers, including an ASUS TUF Gaming A15 laptop. But the second place won’t go home with empty hands – there will be a $200 and a ViewSonic ELITE XG240R Monitor. Lastly, for the third place, a $100 prize plus a few other prizes are available. This event will run daily registration for the events, so anyone interested in participating can do so at www.generationesports.com/social-distancing-cup.