Cross-Kingdom esports show in Saudi Arabia


Esports events in Saudi Arabia Image: Saudi Esports Federation

The Saudi Esports Federation has announced that the Gaming Centers’ Face-Off will kick off across five Cities in the Kingdom on May 19th and run until August 13th.

The ‘Arab News’ stated that the Federation revealed through its official Twitter account that the tournaments will involve 20 gaming centers in five Saudi Cities, including Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, adding that it will be held in partnerships with Ignite, the executive program tasked with improving and developing the regulatory and legislative environment for digital content in the film and games sector and digital advertising.

The Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) is the regulating body in charge of nurturing elite gaming athletes and developing the gaming community and industry in Saudi Arabia.

The ‘Arab News’ further stated that participants will compete in three different games for 18 titles in each center, with a total prize money of just over $60,000 (SR228,000).

The cross-Kingdom competitions will help discover new gaming talents and ensure Saudi Arabia can obtain the best global electronic games rights.

This is the first time that the Gaming Centers’ Play-Offs have been organized in Saudi Arabia, with the competition open to both male and female players.

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