to hold esports contest for mental health charity

10 July 2020

Esports platform has announced plans to stage a special tournament to help raise awareness and funds for mental health charity Mind.

The competition will take place throughout July, with the grand prize of €5,000 (£4,472/$5,653) being donated to Mind, which provides advice and support for those experiencing mental health problems.

The donation will come directly from, but the contribution will be sent in the name of the teams that finish first, second and third in the tournament.

Top performing fans will receive also extra gifts for participation, while all of the competing teams’ fans will receive personal thank you messages on social media.

“We built to better support teams and their players; there’s still a lot to be done with regard to mental health in the high-stress, demanding environment of esports,” GLHF’s head of esports Oskar Holm said.

“These teams have entrusted us with their fans, so we want to make sure serious issues affecting the sustainability of this industry we love are kept top of mind.”

GLHF’s chief operating officer Ace St. Germain added: “Our goal is to help raise awareness through play. Esports fans have a competitive drive to win and see their team succeed.

“The hope is that through active competition we can help continue the conversation around mental health in esports instead of just having it be a hot topic whenever a player takes a mental health break.”

In April, entered into a B2B partnership with Scout Gaming Group, under which Scout now delivers its free-to-play platform with coverage of titles such as Dota, eFotball, League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.