Torque Esports’ UMG Media has partnered with FaZe Clan to host an online Call of Duty: Warzone Pro-AM tournament to raise funds for people affected by COVID-19.
The tournament is entitled as #Fight2Fund. UMG will handle all tournament and broadcast operations/logistics for the competition.
Sixteen teams of three will play in a bracket-style tournament consisting of streamers, music artists, celebrities and more such as Ben Simmons and Juju Smith-Schuster, plus FaZe Clan members Nickmercs, FaZe Apex, FaZe Temperrr and other gamers.
“More than ever, gaming will be a driving force of entertainment in light of the many industry shutdowns. We can create a large amount of collective good and raise funds to support local strained organizations and charities impacted by coronavirus,” Lee Trink, CEO, FaZe Clan, said.
“People are starved of entertainment options at the moment and more and more are turning to live streaming of competitive gaming as part of the massively growing ‘stay at home economy’ that the virus outbreak has created,” Darren Cox, President and CEO of Torque Esports, said.
“As part of that streaming and gaming industry, the chance to team up with FaZe clan to make a contribution to the wider community like this is the least we can do. Everyone’s lives are being dramatically impacted at the moment and it was important for Torque Esports and UMG to do our part to help and give back,” Darren Cox added.