Tag: Saudi Arabia

Underdog Al-Faiha lift King’s Cup trophy

Kings Cup 2022 in Saudi Arabia

Underdog Al-Faiha completed their storybook title run in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup by beating fancied Al-Hilal in penalty kicks in the final on May 19th at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). The ‘Saudi Gazette’ stated that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin... » Read more

Cross-Kingdom esports show in Saudi Arabia

Esports events in Saudi Arabia

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... » Read more

Riyadh set stage for 2023 World Combat Games

Saudi Arabia will host World Combat Games

The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee recently held a signing ceremony to celebrate that the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, will host the 2023 World Combat Games (WCG), an international multisport festival... » Read more

State-of-the-art race track at Qiddiya

New Saudi racetrack targets major motor sport events

A new and modern race track at Qiddiya is being born in Saudi Arabia, close to the place where the Dakar Rally ended on March 25th. The project is designed to host Formula 1, but those responsible for it also aim at the MotoGP World Championship. The ‘Motorcycle Sports’ stated that the Qiddiya... » Read more

Saudi football top-flights ink Qiddiya deal

Al Nassr and Al Hilal sign partnership with Qiddiya

The Saudi Arabian football clubs Al-Nassr FC and Al Hilal SFC signed one of the region’s largest strategic partnerships valued at SAR100 million per club annually with giga project Qiddiya recently. ‘Tim Brouw, Project Executive, Qiddiya Sports City, posted on LinkedIn’ that the 20-year... » Read more

Esports giants ESL Gaming-FACEIT set to merge

Esports ESL sold to Saudi Arabia

ESL Gaming and FACEIT, two of esports’ biggest tournament organizers, have announced a merger set to be finalized in Q2 of 2022. The ‘Esports Insider’ stated that the two companies had been purchased by Saudi Arabian Government-backed Savvy Gaming Group for a combined $1.5bn (~£1.1bn). ESL... » Read more

Saudi Arabia historic move on sports venues

Saudi Arabia permitting the commercialisation of sport facilities

In a historic moment for the sports industry in Saudi Arabia, a royal decree was issued recently permitting the commercialization of state-owned sports venues and facilities, including naming rights and sponsorships. A ‘LinkedIn post by RISE’ stated that the above progressive move will build on... » Read more

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