Robin ‘Flusha’ Ronnquist donates his $4500 win from this month’s FACEIT Pro League (FPL) tournament to international aid charity
International aid organisation Doctors Without Borders was the recipient of $9000 in donations this month thanks to Fnatic’s CS:GO player – Robin ‘Flusha’ Ronnquist.
The top player recently won $4500 in FACEIT’s monthly Pro League (FPL) for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a new competitive match making system aimed at allowing pro players to hone their skills and compete for individual monthly prizes. Instead of taking his winnings for himself, Ronnquist instead asked if he could donate the money to Doctors Without Borders.
Michele Attisani, COO at FACEIT said: “After contacting the players to retrieve their details in order to send their prizes, we received a great gesture from Flusha! Instead of sending his payment details, he requested the funds to be send to a charity; Doctors Without Borders. A gesture showing there is much more to CS than money and above anything it’s about passion.”
To support the gesture, FACEIT, the leading platform for competitive online gaming doubled the money making the total donation $9000.
Ronnquist has been with Fnatic since 2013. He was one of the earliest recruits from the long-standing eSports company’s current line-up, and is considered to be one of the best CS:GO players in the world.
Doctors Without Borders was founded in 1971, and today as over 34,000 volunteers. Their main belief is that all people have the right to medical care, regardless of race, creed, or political affiliation. They rely on private funding and donations and plough all of their resources into making sure everyone gets the help they need, especially in war-zones.
Donations to Doctors Without Borders can be made here: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/onetime.cfm