Esports in UAE: Dubai Plans to Host International Esports Tournaments


Virtual games - the industry is quite young, but very fast growing. Esports is the business trend of the future, earning millions in the present. By 2022, the global audience of the industry has approached half a billion people, which will open wide horizons of new opportunities for investors and advertisers. It is important to remember that the gaming sector, which covers mobile games, eSports competition broadcasting, and console purchases, is now the most lucrative entertainment industry in the world.

The funds of cyber tournaments often exceed the funds of traditional sports: for example, in 2016 The International 6 Dota 2 World Championship prize pool amounted to more than US$ 20 million. The team that won first place (The Wings Gaming, China) received almost US$ 10 million. Winners of tournaments can become dollar millionaires already at school age: a striking example is the richest gamer Kuro Takhasomi, who earned more than US$ 3.5 million in Dota 2 championship in 2018. According to Nielsen analysts, the main segment of fans are millennials, two-thirds of them are men.

BLAST Premier World Final 2022​

The information of the 2022 season's final championship has been released by the BLAST Premier CS:GO tournament organizers. Eight teams will compete in the main event, which will take place from December 14 through December 18 in the UAE, for a prize pool of $1 million. The organizers of the tournament will stage the games at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The facility, which can hold 18,000 spectators, has already played host to the World Swimming Championship, the UFC 267 mixed martial arts competition, and a number of other significant sporting events. The champions of this year's major tournaments as well as the top 3 teams as determined by the organizers will compete in BLAST Premier: World Final 2022. Such global international events undoubtedly attract millions of offline fans from all over the world, who are also attracted by the luxurious lifestyle of the UAE - the visiting card of the country. Renting luxury apartments and villas, visiting famous Michelin restaurants, amazing parks and renting luxury cars - all these cannot but attract even the most sophisticated travelers. The latter, by the way, has become incredibly popular among tourists in recent years due to its affordable prices, because a tourist with any budget can afford to rent a sport car. Renting a car is much more fun than riding a monorail or a taxi. Moreover, renting a car has become incredibly fast, as car rental specialists can quickly select the right car and settle all the formalities so that you can start your rich program as soon as possible while in Dubai.

Global Esports Games​

Paul Chong was the one who launched The World eSports Games, Inc. in 2004. The first three games, which had their headquarters in Seoul, were held in South Korea in 2005. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Counter-Strike were the two main "disciplines". The combined prize fund was $138,000. There were sixteen WarCraft III gamers and eight Counter-Strike teams.

The Dubai World Trade Center will host the Global Esports Games international esports competition in 2025, according to the International Esports Federation. A framework agreement was inked with Emirates Esports last November at EXPO 2020 in order to open doors and advance esports in the area. Dubai has been chosen as the official venue for the Global Esports Games 2025, bringing the international community together once more. Dubai will serve as the Global Esports Games' sixth host city. The Global Esports Federation gave Singapore (2021), Istanbul (2022), and Riyadh (2021) this right in 2021. (2024). The Global Esports Games will take place in the US in 2026, while China will host the tournament in 2024.


Arena for Virtual Games in the UAE​

It has been observed that there is a rise in the need for entertainment venues and tools for complete or partial integration into the virtual world in the Middle Eastern nations. It is intended that members of the new club will hone their skills and compete in a variety of top-tier events and competitions. In light of the fact that the infrastructure for this well-liked young sport is already being built, it is not shocking that the UAE is making some serious plans for the large-scale esports industry.

According to the developer's Al Barakah International Investment project, a sizable arena for e-sports and virtual games will be constructed in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on the grounds of the beachfront neighborhood of Al Qana. The arena will stand in for the sizable gaming organization Pixel. Families and anybody interested in contemporary technology, including gamers, are welcome to join the organization.

A cyber sports academy that has been certified is expected to be established for the first time on the grounds of the new arena. The academy's primary objective will be to advance responsible gaming. It should be emphasized that the world's most lucrative type of entertainment right now is the electronic gaming sector, which includes mobile games, streaming of computer tournaments, and console purchases.

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