RIYADH: Gamers8, the world’s largest esports and gaming occasion, has revealed that six groups will compete throughout 5 titles throughout six weeks of motion this summer season in Riyadh.
The worldwide esports and gaming occasion is about to happen at a purpose-built venue at Boulevard Riyadh Metropolis from July 14, with a number of the world’s main avid gamers battling it out for his or her share of the $15 million prize pool.
Gamers8, which is able to conclude on Sept. 8, options a mixture of invited groups from throughout the globe in addition to qualifiers from the Saudi-based Avid gamers With out Borders occasion.
The qualifiers, who competed on the world’s largest charitable esports pageant, had been confirmed after the occasion not too long ago concluded.
Hosted underneath the theme of “Gamers8 — Your Portal to the Subsequent World,” the groups will compete throughout the next titles: “Rocket League”, “Dota 2”, “Fortnite”, “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege,” and “PUBG MOBILE.”
Native favourite “Fortnite” will function a number of of the world’s main avid gamers, whereas “Rocket League” will contain 24 groups — together with Latin American hotshots FURIA, FaZe Clan and Rogue from North America, and homegrown heroes Crew Falcons from Saudi Arabia.
In “Dota 2,” Deboosters — who certified after triumphing within the Saudi Arabia part of this 12 months’s Avid gamers With out Borders — will be a part of worldwide groups within the esports occasion.
The competitors over “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” welcomes TSM FTX from the North America area and Latin American outfit Crew Liquid among the many eight teams prepared for motion.
Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation, mentioned: “This summer season’s showpiece goes to be a special day and we’re delighted to welcome the elite to Gamers8.
“The aim of Gamers8 is to carry the digital world of esports and gaming out into the bodily realm of Riyadh. With that in thoughts, the capital metropolis of our nation — famend for its enthusiasm and large fervor for gaming — is the perfect setting for Gamers8.”
He added: “Esports followers will acknowledge the highest abilities on show and eagerly await seeing them in motion, whereas we hope newcomers to the gaming scene throughout Saudi Arabia and past will develop into as passionate and devoted as all of us are. Let battle start.”
Organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, Gamers8 will give attention to 4 primary pillars: Skilled esports, festivals, music and “the Subsequent World Summit.”
Eight worldwide music artists may also seem throughout the eight weeks of the occasion, alongside quite a few different native and regional abilities. Greater than 1,000 actions and points of interest, corresponding to comedy, magic exhibits and far more, may also be on the Gamers8 leisure agenda.