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Yas Island events calendar

Yas Island’s calendar of events include sports, music and family activities

The line-up features everything from global sports championships and family-friendly excitement to top-artist concerts and exhilarating adventures

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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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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

Amazon university esports masters MENA region 2022 series

Abu Dhabi to host MENA’s first Amazon University Esports Masters Series

University teams from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Morocco will participate in the esports event taking place in the UAE’s capital in July

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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CITC unveils gaming performance by Saudi Arabia’s telecom service providers

Game mode report reveals that Zain and STC shared the first place for quarterly performance

ESI Digital 2021

Esports conference ESI Digital is back with its 2021 summer edition

Over 400 participants are expected to be a part of the virtual event, which will feature over 60 speakers representing over 100 nations

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