How do you go about closing an epic FIFA 20 tournament? By having the one and only Snoop Dogg feature in the final game, of course.
After three enthralling days, the tournament, organised by charity esports series Gamers Without Borders that featured star names from across the worlds of football and music, reached a dramatic climax.
Snoop Dogg faced comedian Kerwin Frost in the final match of the global event, following Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix’s 1-0 and 4-1 wins over countryman Andre Silva.
The high-stakes, charity exhibition matches were part of an epic closing weekend for Gamers Without Borders, which also saw the conclusion of the event’s elite-level FIFA 20 tournament for pro gamers, where eight of the world’s best FIFA players slugged it out for €1.5 million, all of which was donated to crucially important COVID-19 charities.
Dele Alli, Juventus’ Paulo Dybala, Trent Alexander-Arnold and One Direction star Liam Payne were some of the star names who put their FIFA 20 skills to the test against one another.
Spurs’ Alli was put to the sword by Dybala in their two matches on the tournament’s opening day – 4-1 and 3-2.
Undoubtedly the highlight of their clashes was the Juventus star’s rather questionable rendition of the iconic Liverpool anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’
Elsewhere in the tournament, Alexander-Arnold proved that the stage and the pitch are two completely different arenas, with back-to-back thrashings of Liam Payne.
The Liverpool full-back recorded 4-1 and 5-2 wins, a set of results that left the One Direction star with nothing but admiration for Alexander-Arnold’s FIFA ability.
“There was just nothing I could do against his shots, it was like a magnet,” he said.
“It’s such a great cause and we all love playing games – it’s one of the best things.
“So to be able to do that and make money for unfortunate people at the same time, what an absolute winner – it’s just absolutely amazing to be a part of it.”
Having run for the last six weeks, Gamers Without Borders has broken new ground for esports after uniting 300,000 gamers from 72 countries online in tournaments and series on the most popular titles in gaming, making it the biggest charity esports event of all time.
You can keep up to date with any future events by following the Gamers Without Borders’ social channels.