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Abu Dhabi to host global esports tournament Blast Premier World Final

The Blast Premier World Final will be held in the Etihad Arena on Yas Island from December 14-18, 2022

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Power League Gaming, Logitech G partner to launch ‘stream school’

Stream School aims to assist those who aspire to enter esports and gaming sector by delivering the tools needed to get started

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PlayStation takes on Xbox with new subscription service

The new service combines Sony’s previous subscription offerings into a three-tiered system

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Microsoft Xbox brings cloud gaming to Samsung smart TVs without console

Starting June 30, hundreds of cloud-enabled games attached to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be available through Samsung’s Gaming Hub

Saudi Wealth Fund

Saudi wealth fund makes second $1bn bet on Swedish gaming

The Public Investment Fund’s Savvy Gaming Group will become the second largest owner in Embracer Group after acquiring almost 100 million shares

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Esports athletes now observed as ‘conventional’ ones

Matthew Pickering, CEO, Power League Gaming discusses how esports athletes now have the same skills as conventional athletes, enabling them to compete at the highest level

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Bravado Gaming announces its debut in Middle East, Africa

The Bravado expansion will include the establishment of bases in South Africa, Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia

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How athletes are gleaning support from coaching programmes at US Esports Academy

In an exclusive interview, Johan van Breda, CEO of US Esports Academy shares their current innovations in the esports infrastructure

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Here’s how Lenovo’s esports programme will be beneficial to educational institutions

Mohammed Hilili, general manager at Lenovo Gulf explains how esports gaming will help students develop discipline and teach new skills

How solutions provider Embed is fostering cashless payments across family entertainment centres

In an exclusive conversation, Renee Welsh, chief executive officer at Embed explains how their primary objective is to continue revolutionising the industry

What does the future of gaming hold?

Commercially and technically, the video games industry has always been ahead of the curve, driven by tech-savvy creators and early adopters

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Revoland becomes the first blockchain game to launch on Huawei Cloud

Revoland is a multiplayer online battle arena where players can gather friends to form a team, play and earn token rewards for their individual skills

US Esports Academy signs strategic partnership with Challenger Sports

USEA will work closely with schools, universities, and community groups to help support, establish and develop their esports programmes

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Embed to showcase its latest innovations at Dubai’s amusement and leisure show

The Deal Show will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 28-30

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Pause, play, fast forward: It’s more than just a game

As nations, communities and social gathering were put on pause, gaming offered a window to another world

Dubai: Gems Education, Lenovo launch region’s first esports zone in a school

The Legion Gaming Zone at Gems Modern Academy in Dubai will accelerate opportunities for students in gaming

AD Gaming partners with Attarius Network to underpin Abu Dhabi’s gaming sector

Via the agreement, Attarius will help developers in Abu Dhabi build blockchain-based games

Saudi’s PIF launches Savvy Gaming Group to spur gaming, esports sector

The group aims to be the leading national and international gaming and e-sports company

Why this 21-year-old Dubai resident is hoping to create a unicorn with his sports app

Dubai resident Amit Singh launched a sports fan engagement app in the UAE called Boomer11 last year. Here’s why he is confident the startup will achieve its goal

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Gaming consumption in Saudi Arabia projected to reach $6.8bn by 2030

Gaming will increase by an average of 22 per cent compound annual growth rate in the kingdom, according to new Boston Consulting Group report

Amazon University Esports to expand to UAE, Saudi Arabia with MENATech

This will be UAE’s and Saudi Arabia’s first educational esports league

Sony is dealing with PlayStation 5 shortage by making more PS4s

The strategy would add about a million PS4 units this year to help offset some of the pressure on the company’s PS5 production

Mubadala and AD Gaming collaborate to develop esports ecosystem in the UAE

The MoU sets a framework for both comapnies to explore routes for collaboration and action that will support the development of gaming

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How a UAE-based esports company is helping break negative stereotypes of gamers

The recent partnership between Nasr Esports and Under Armour promotes the idea of a healthy mind and body for athletes to succeed in esports at the highest levels

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GCC’s biggest PUBG Mobile championship launched

As the official smartphone partner of PUBG Mobile Esports in the Middle East and Africa in 2021, OPPO will play an active part in the company’s esports championships

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Dubai-based Geekay Esports expands portfolio with Emirati Valorant team

The group also plans to host university and school-level tournaments across the UAE

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UAE-based Yalla Esports announces new strategic partnerships

Collaboration with Zain Esports and Tokyo Games involves unlocking the potential of regional talent – players, casters, analysts, and commentators

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Playkey.me is now available in the Middle East

The playkey.me application is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 and higher and Windows 32- and 64-bit