RIYADH: Gamers8, the world’s largest esports and gaming occasion, will launch in spectacular trend in Riyadh on Thursday, July 14 with the primary esports competitors, a firework present, drone show and a number of music stars.
Hosted beneath the theme of “Gamers8 – Your Portal to the Subsequent World” esports tournaments will happen this summer time alongside a number of the largest names in leisure and amid a collection of festivals, live shows, and different actions.
Rocket League kicks off the elite esports motion as 24 high groups — together with Latin American hotshots FURIA, FaZe Clan and Rogue from North America, and homegrown heroes Staff Falcons from Saudi Arabia — battle it out. A staggering $15 million prize pool is on supply.
Egyptian legend Amr Diab might be joined by Colombian celebrity J Balvin, Swedish sensation Sebastian Ingrosso, Bosnian-Swedish dance favourite Salvatore Ganacci, and Riyadh-based DJ Elfuego on a star-packed invoice for the opening evening of the eight-week leisure extravaganza at Boulevard Riyadh Metropolis.
Ahmed Al-Bishri, chief operations officer on the Saudi Esports Federation, mentioned: “The opening ceremony of Gamers8 might be a spectacular event, befitting a metropolis of the creativeness and ambition of Riyadh. The start of esports competitors, a blinding firework present, drone show and a number of the biggest-name musicians on the earth makes Thursday, July 14 a date for everybody’s diaries.
“We’re delighted that artists of the caliber of Amr Diab, J Balvin, Sebastian Ingrosso and Salvatore Ganacci are flying to Riyadh for the opening evening, and their eagerly anticipated attendance displays the scale and scale of Gamers8. The aim of Gamers8 is to deliver the digital world of esports and gaming out into the bodily realm of Riyadh whereas merging a plethora of different enjoyable and futuristic occasions and points of interest. We look ahead to revealing much more artists of the standard of the opening evening because the summer time progresses — so watch this area.”
Diab, the bestselling Center Jap artist and a Guinness World Report holder, is legendary for tracks together with “Tamally Ma’ak” and “Yetalemo.”
Each Balvin and Ingrosso are Grammy Award-nominated artists. Balvin, referred to as the Prince of Reggaeton, is without doubt one of the best-selling Latin music artists worldwide and well-known for tracks together with “Mi Gente,” “6 AM,” and “I Like It.” Ingrosso, a star DJ and producer, is again in Saudi Arabia having carried out on the Soundstorm pageant mainstage in Riyadh final 12 months.
DJ and document producer Ganacci is finest recognized for hit tune “Horse,” which has 45 million views on YouTube.
Organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, Gamers8 will concentrate on 4 fundamental pillars, every with one thing to supply for everybody, that are: Skilled esports, festivals, music and “The Subsequent World Discussion board,” an esports and gaming discussion board that can deliver collectively sector leaders and consultants from world wide.
A staggering $15 million prize pool is on supply.