Team Nigma, PSG.LGD and Thunder Predator emerged as regional champions Wednesday in the WeSave! Charity Play event.

The Dota 2 fundraiser is a 24-team online tournament that is donating the $120,000 prize pool and all other funds gathered to assist the fight against the coronavirus. Proceeds will be split between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and GlobalGiving.

Twenty-four teams from six regions (Southeast Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States, China, Europe, North America and South America) participated in separate four-team competitions.

The European and CIS winners will face off in an additional match Thursday. The North American region also will conduct a three-vs.-three all-star match Thursday.

All matches were best-of-three except for the regional finals, which are best-of-five.

In the European regional final on Wednesday, Team Nigma beat Team Liquid 3-1. Liquid captured the first game before Nigma took the next three. Next up, Nigma will take on HellRaisers in the Europe/CIS showdown.

PGS.LGD had little trouble with Vici Gaming in the Chinese regional final, posting a 3-0 victory.

The South American regional final saw Thunder Predator cruise to a 3-0 victory over NoPing e-sports.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the event had raised more than $180,000 for charity, including the starting $120,000 prize pool. Tournament organizers had set a goal of raising $200,000.

--Field Level Media

Stay Informed

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please log in, or sign up for a new, free account to read or post comments.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.