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Region well placed to score in eSports arena

According to a World Economic Forum report last year, eSports will soon be a $1 billion business and the UAE and Saudi Arabia are ready to capitalise Mosaad 'MSDossary' Aldossary of Saudia Arabia wins the Fifa eWorld Cup 2018. This region is well placed to take advantage of the burgeoning eSports industry. Reuters Video game fans will be keeping a close eye on the annual Fifa eWorld Cup 2019 final at the O2 Arena in London, which kicks off on August 4 – not least in this region, given the reigning champion is from Saudi Arabia. While not yet in multi-million-dollar Fortnite territory prize-wise, one lucky winner gets to take home a not-insignificant $250,000 (Dh918,125) in prize money – more than 10 times the 2016 champion's...

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This Fortnite World Cup Winner Is 16 and $3 Million Richer

Teen 'Fortnite' champion won more than Tiger Woods at the Masters. It's not entirely fair to say Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf became a millionaire overnight. You don't beat out millions of other players on the path to winning the first Fortnite World Cup without untold hours of practice and playing at a consistently high level over an extended period. But after utterly dominating six matches of battle royale chaos at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City Sunday, the 16-year-old Pennsylvania resident walked away with the title and a $3 million check in his back pocket. He's not the only player who had a big payday on Sunday. Each of the 100 competitors was guaranteed $50,000, with four of them taking home seven-figure sums. The...

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