#Gaming

Saudi Mastercard

Saudi National Bank partners with Mastercard, SEF to transform esports

The three entities will explore and develop innovative financial products and offerings that create added value and enhance gamers’ experience

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Division’s co-founders’ on how brands are engaging with gamers in a structured way

Rather than working with one content creator or gamer over a period of time, Division allows any brand to deploy a campaign at scale

MSI offers discounts on laptops at Dubai Shopping Festival 2022-23

Gamers, students, and business elite can visit MSI retail partners’ stores in the UAE to learn more about their special offers

IGB Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim, Immersive Gamebox to launch interactive digital smart rooms in UAE 

Seven ‘Gameboxes’ will be introduced in two Magic Planet locations in Dubai and Sharjah in January 

DMCC announces launch of its gaming centre

DMCC is currently home to over 50 gaming companies, from game developers and producers to esports teams and tournament organisers

Quest esports

Quest Esports opens gaming district in Doha

Last year, the Doha-headquartered company managed five large LAN tournaments and online league matches for games such as Fortnite, CS: GO, PUBG Mobile, Dota 2 and FIFA

Gaming metaverse

Insights: Gaming, Gen Z and the metaverse

The gaming world has always been the precursor to what Web3 will bring, and its largest audience, Gen Z, is fluent in this virtual language. The question is: what can the marcomms industry learn from them during the advent of the metaverse?

Games for Change

First MENA Games for Change summit to be held in Abu Dhabi

The two-day summit will be held on October 11-12, 2022 and will connect 300 leaders across Abu Dhabi’s gaming industry

ROG Flow X16

Review: The ROG Flow X16 – an ultra-slim 2-in-1 laptop with ultimate power

The Flow X16 is designed to be portable and lightweight while offering a wide range of benefits and performance for gaming enthusiasts

Asian Chess Federation

The Asian Chess Federation, Checkmate partner to scale up online competitive chess

Checkmate is a Web3 initiative focused on producing and broadcasting linear and online tournaments for a new generation of players

Sony PS5

Sony unveils high-end PS5 controller with parts you can mix and match

The company is yet to specify a price or release date for the new DualSense Edge wireless controller

Gaming and generation next in the advent of Industry 4.0

Blockchain companies have doubled down on esports to reach gamers, signing multi-year, multi-million-dollar sponsorship contracts

G2 esports

First Bahrain-based female esports gamer joins G2 Esports team

Making her Tier 1 debut at just 16, Maryam has been showcasing her skills in online video games such as Fortnite since 2017

Gamestop NFT

American video game retailer Gamestop launches NFT marketplace

The marketplace is part of a push by Gamestop chairman Ryan Cohen to expand its array of digital services and online products

Abu Dhabi Blast

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

Xbox

PlayStation takes on Xbox with new subscription service

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

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

esports atheletes

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

Saudi Arabia’s PIF adds to games push with 5% Nintendo stake

The filing shows the purchase was made for investment purposes

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

Bravado Gaming

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

US esports academy

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

UAE 5G devices

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