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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

Nasr Esports Under Armour

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

PUBG Mobile MENA and Anghami team up to bring music rewards to players

PUBG Mobile players will have the chance to redeem special music prizes and enjoy exclusive Anghami playlists from September 30-October 7

Dubai-based Geekay Group signs MENA’s League of Legends team

Team Geekay Esports set to become the region’s first league of legends team to reach the global stage

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Sharjah Media City to partner with UAE-based Calyx to organise esports tournaments

Calyx has planned a multi-tournament cycle set to take place over the next six months

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Strike Arabia Championship, region’s first Valorant competition launched

The competition will see local teams qualify for Europe’s last chance qualifier mega event

Global Esports Federation welcomes UAE as 100th member

Emirates Esports is committed to advancing the GEF’s values of equality, fair play, diversity, inclusion, and innovation

How esports plots to conquer television

Computer games are exhilarating, and broadcasters are betting that this excitement will keep the audience glued to the screen

Etihad Airways partners with Team Nigma

UAE’s Etihad becomes first major airline to sponsor an esports team

Team Nigma will be relocating to Abu Dhabi, under their partnership with AD Gaming

How 5G is the future of eSports and gaming

With an increasing number of gamers, the eSports industry is expected to grow even more rapidly

PUBG Mobile and OPPO partner for 2021 MEA esports season

Local players can progress from regional tournament to the PUBG Mobile Global Championship

Skin in the game: brands gain from gaming boom

Here’s why the sales of gaming equipment have soared in recent months

AD Gaming formed to further gaming sector in Abu Dhabi

Global video game industry predicted to hit $300bn by 2026

Riot Games Intel Arabian Cup lights up local gaming scene

More than 1,000 teams and 5,000 players from MENA took part over eight months

Emirates Esports Association to set up base at Yas Creative Hub in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi continues to grow status as regional gaming and esports hub

Saudi gaming scene attracts new investment

Webedia Esports Agency announces acquisition of SaudiGamer.com

Playing for keeps: How the GCC is developing its esports industry

The GCC and its esports stakeholders can leverage the momentum to build a true gaming/esports ecosystem for the region

What does the future hold for the GCC’s gaming industry?

The number of Middle East gamers is believed to be over 100 million

Abu Dhabi-based Yas Heat Esports partners with Microsoft to boost esports in the region

Esports team to adopt sports science offered by Microsoft Intelligent Cloud

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

Inaugural UAE Tolerance Esports Games to begin on November 13

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan launched the Global Commission for Tolerance in Esports and Gaming

Gulf Business backs ESI Digital Winter esports conference

Gulf Business returns as media sponsor for the latest in the ESI Digital series

Adidas to host FIFA 21 tournament for GCC gamers

Amateurs and pros will compete for $25,000 in prize money

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

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

Breaking down barriers for mobile esports in the GCC

Gulf Business webinar discusses the future of mobile esports in the GCC with key insiders

Abu Dhabi esports team faces off against top teams in international sim race

Fans can follow the action for free at a Starz Play Arabia

BMW LVL Up Academy

BMW Middle East to organise esports training sessions throughout September

The series provides esports enthusiasts and casual gamers an opportunity to learn different aspects of gaming from professionals in a private one-on-one setting