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Swarmio to host Gift the Rift tournament for charity

$100,000 will be split across four charities in League of Legends competition

Esports tournament management platform Swarmio has announced it will host a League of Legends charity tournament entitled "Gift the Rift." The tournament will feature 20 participants across four teams and see its $100,000 prize pool split across four charities.

The event takes place on September 1, 2018. Four team captains (Pokimane, LilyPichu, xChocobars, Kaypea) have selected the British Columbia Society of Cruelty to Animals, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Hope for Justice, and Last Chance for Animals as the four charities to receive the winnings.

$50,000 will be split across the four based on how the teams place. The remaining $50,000 will be distributed by fan voting, with the percentage of votes each team receives determining the percentage of the money that goes to their selected charity.

"Gift The Rift is our way of connecting the eSports community and supporting the great charities our players have chosen to represent," said Swarmio CEO Vijai "We want to put on a tournament that every eSports fan will want to watch and give them the chance to support their favourite streamers and charities in the process."

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