Esports, VR gaming complex to be set up in Abu Dhabi
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Esports, VR gaming complex to be set up in Abu Dhabi

Esports, VR gaming complex to be set up in Abu Dhabi

Beirut-based Robocom VR to provide content and technology for ‘Pixel’


A vast esports and VR gaming complex is set to open in Abu Dhabi in 2021.

To be known as Pixel, the complex is being built at Al Qana, an upcoming waterfront destination in the UAE capital. Beirut-based Robocom VR will provide the content and technology for Pixel.

Pixel will also include an esports academy to train the next generation of UAE esports stars. The facility will also feature an events space to host tournaments as well as a games arcade.

“There’s a constant demand for new and diverse location-based entertainment centres that fit the global standards across the Middle East,” said Karim Ibrahim, CEO of Robocom VR.

“With Pixel, gamers will have a chance to fully immerse themselves into new dimensions of gaming. We will provide an opportunity for gamers to grow and develop their professional talent to compete in international competitions and tournaments,” he added.

Read: VR gaming arcade opens doors in Al Khawaneej, Dubai

Gaming is booming. The revenues of the whole gaming industry are estimated to be larger than those of worldwide box offices, music streaming and album sales, and major sports leagues all put together. According to regional industry reports, gaming in the MENA region is estimated to be a $4.5bn industry. The number of Middle East gamers is believed to be over 100 million and close to 2.5 billion worldwide.

In Dubai, the TECOM Group plans to put up Dubai X-Stadium, a dedicated esports stadium it hopes will establish the emirate as a regional and global hub for hosting video gaming events.

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