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Phi Trends: The standout performers in the stock market

The 26 stocks recommended over the past five months have seen stellar returns, states entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash, who shares his market perspective in this monthly column

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

Egypt’s Anubis Gaming wins inaugural Riot Games’ Intel Arabian Cup

More than 22,000 fans tuned in live on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook

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

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

Intel Arabian Cup ‘League of Legends’ tournament enters final stage

Eight teams from MENA participating in Riot Games’ popular title League of Legends

Riot Games to launch ‘League of Legends: Wild Rift’ on December 10 in MENA

Riot Games says plans full Arabic localisation for League of Legends: Wild Rift

Abu Dhabi to expand media hub in effort to diversify economy

Twofour54, named after Abu Dhabi’s geographical coordinates, was set up in 2008

Garena to stage Free Fire tournament for MENA gamers

The combined prize pool for the Free Fire Continental Series is $900,000

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Phi Trends: Why gaming stocks are hitting big

The global gaming sector has transformed from being merely a form of entertainment to a booming industry that has strong investment potential

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’

Riot Games to launch Middle East servers and Arabic language support for Valorant

The dedicated servers will be located in Bahrain

Why gamers will love the new OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G

Gamers are a demanding lot – but then the OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G is one formidable smartphone

Gaming hardware sales surge during lockdown in UAE and Saudi Arabia

VR hardware sales increase by almost half in UAE in first half of 2020

VR gaming arcade opens doors in Al Khawaneej, Dubai

The Arcade by Hub Zero features VR versions of fan favourites such as Justice League, Batman and others

Saudi Arabia gaming market valued at $837m in 2019: study

UAE is the 35th largest gaming market in the world for revenue

Abu Dhabi-based twofour54 launches gaming training and development centre

Twofour54 teams up with games publishing platform Unity Technologies

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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

Livestreaming app Bigo Live to sponsor Saudi gamers

Up to 3,000 gamers in the Middle East to benefit from incentive package

Apple can block Fortnite from its app store, judge rules

Court however orders Apple to restore Unreal Engine

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Microsoft sides with Epic Games in legal fight against Apple

The App Store forces applications and games on it to use its exclusive in-app payment system

Spotify signs up as sponsor for Riot Games’ League of Legends

Spotify will be audio streaming partner for League of Legends global events

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Fortnite-developer Epic Games sues Apple

Epic Games wants to use its own payment system to facilitate in-app purchases rather than relying on Apple

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The League of Legends World Championship to be held in China next month

The League of Legends 2020 World Championships would be held in Shanghai, from September 25 – October 31

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UAE government signs agreement with IESF to promote tolerance in esports

An IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports will be formed as a result of the agreement

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Dell launches powerful midrange G7 gaming laptop

It will be available in two versions: 15- and 17-inches

Saudi’s Millenium Arabia launch first Arabic esports series on Twitter

The series will be streamed every Thursday at 9.30pm UAE time starting June 18

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All you need to know about the new Sony PlayStation 5

The console is expected to debut in North America towards the end of this year

Google Stadia Pro

Google to launch six free games on its Stadia platform in June

The cloud gaming service is attempting to attract a wider subscriber base by way of these free games

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Saudi’s Gamers Without Borders championship becomes world’s largest charity esports event

The ongoing esports fundraiser has already donated $6.5m to various global charities fighting the Covid-19 pandemic