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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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The UK’s biggest gaming festival is coming to Dubai this October

Gamers get ready as INSOMNIA, the UK’s biggest gaming festival is coming to Dubai this October. Running from Thursday October 17 to Saturday October 19 at the Meydan Grandstand, the three-day extravaganza will give fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in all their favourite games such as Fortnite and Call Of Duty. Early bird tickets are available to buy online, priced at Dhs75 for the day ticket and Dhs200 for a weekend ticket. Family tickets are also available for Dhs250 for the day and Dhs700 for the weekend. Competition will be fierce as attendees battle it out in cult video games like Fortnite, Apex Dota 2, Battlegrounds, Call Of Duty, and Rainbow 6 GSGO, as well playing as mobile gaming and VR tabletop games or even getting into character...

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Here’s what to expect from Fortnite Season 10

Here’s what to expect from Fortnite Season 10 Are the Visitor and Dusty Depot making a return? Whether you’re an avid player, or tried your hand and keep getting picked off in the first few minutes, gamers around the world are getting ready for the launch of Fortnite Season 10. So, what can we look forward to? Well, during the Fortnite World Cup, which saw 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf win $3 million (around AED11 million), Epic Games released a teaser image of Dusty Depot, a site that was destroyed at the end of Season 3 by a meteorite. Inside that, though, was the Visitor. The map could go through another time warp, which makes sense seeing as the Visitor is responsible for causing a...

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UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival Insomnia Is Coming To Dubai And They've Announced Their First Headliner

Author: VIRAJ ASHER | JULY 30, 2019 | DUBAILAD Get your game on, lads! The UK’s number one gaming festival, INSOMNIA is making its Dubai debut at the Meydan Grandstand Conference Hall, from Thursday, 17th-Saturday, 19th October. INSOMNIA gaming festival coming to Dubai Picture this. It’s 1999. Hundreds of gamers are bringing their huge computers to a multiplayer LAN event, connecting to the internet via dial-up broadband, where the gaming graphics take a lifetime to load. That’s how INSOMNIA started! The 20-year-old gaming festival is now a British institution, a place for gamers of all backgrounds to challenge and play in a gaming-focused social atmosphere. Over the years, the gaming festival has been bringing huge events like the Call of Duty World...

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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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