Metro Esports has announced the Fight For Change Tournament Series. This series hopes to bring to attention the levels of racism and toxicity within eSports, while also encouraging gamers to vote in the upcoming U.S. election. Players are encouraged to help support the Black Lives Matter movement as well. The series will run across three months, with one event each month.
The tournament is free to join, and players will have the chance to win a $5,000 prize pool. The first event with be August 8th, with Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath and you can register via the Fight For Change site. The next event will be September 5th with Street Fighter V and finish October 3rd with Brawlhalla.
“Actions always speak louder than words and video gaming, as a platform, has incredible power today in reaching a diverse audience of people unified by their passion for digital competition,” said John Gaudiosi, president and cofounder of Greenlit Content. “Events like Fight for Change can impact the real world by bringing topics like racism and toxicity to the forefront of conversation, while separately encouraging everyone to register to vote and cast their ballots this election and beyond.”
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