TSM FTX donate GAMERS GALAXY winnings to Ukraine crisis fund
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TSM FTX donate GAMERS GALAXY winnings to Ukraine crisis fund

The esports organization has matched their player's donations

TSM FTX’s Dota team have decided to donate their winnings from the GAMERS GALAXY: Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022 to the Ukraine crisis fund, they announced on Friday. The organization has decided to match their donation, totaling $16,350 in donations.

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TSM FTX donate GAMERS GALAXY winnings to Ukraine crisis fund

TSM FTX are out at the play-in stage of the GAMERS GALAXY: Dota 2 invitational. They came in as the sole North American representative in the tournament, right after they won the North America Dota Pro Circuit regional finals. Their strong performance against Evil Geniuses a week prior meant there were high expectations of the team going into the prestigious invitational.

Unfortunately, the North American representatives ended up fourth in their group, losing to Nigma Galaxy, Tundra Esports and Team Spirit. They ended their tournament run at 7th-8th place as they narrowly lost their playoff spot to Team Secret in the play-in stage. They ended up winning $8,176 and donated it to the Ukraine crisis fund. CARE’s immediate crisis response aims to reach 4 million with their crisis fund. TSM.FTX decided to match the donation, bringing it up to $16,350 in donations.

TSM.FTX’s donation is another development in the events surrounding the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Several organizations in Dota have made their stance clear regarding the conflict. Alliance, Beyond The Summit and Na’Vi have all refused to participate in Russian events that have to do with ESFORCE holdings. According to the teams, the holding company publicly denies the horrors happening in Ukraine, and all three organizations have cut ties with ESFORCE holdings.

In the GAMERS GALAXY: Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022, Virtus.Pro were forced to not participate in the tournament due to their ties with ESFORCE holdings. According to a tweet by Virtus.Pro, WePlay, the tournament organizer, was threatening to pull out of the tournament if the team represented Virtus.Pro. The players were allowed to play, but only if they were not represented by Virtus. Pro.

As of the time of writing, the link to Virtus.Pro’s statement is directing to a 503 error.

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