Dubai Esports Festival 2022 kicks off at Expo City Dubai. Picture: Gulf News

Dubai Esports Festival 2022 kicks off at Expo City Dubai. Picture: Gulf News

Dubai Esports Festival 2022 kicks off at Expo City Dubai

Newsroom Nov 12, 2022

Dubai Esports Festival (DEF 2022) kicked off on the second festival day at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) in Expo City Dubai.

Overview:

  • The region's only festival of its kind is hosted by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) in partnership with VSPN.
  • The Festival kicked off with the Initiate Summit, a two-day B2B knowledge and innovative networking platform for the Esports and gaming industry

The first Dubai Esports Festival (DEF 2022), which is being sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, was launched today by His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications.

You can also download the Tournafest app from Google Play or App Store to play Esports Tournaments & Scrims games like BGMI, Free Fire MAX, Call of Duty, CS: GO, Valorant, Pokemon Unite & win exciting rewards! You may also organize Tournaments & fetch unmatched perks.

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) is hosting the 12-day DEF 2022 in collaboration with VSPN, a world authority in e-sports activities and solutions, and presenting partner du.

Summit Introduction

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, Chenfan Wang, Vice President, General Manager of Global Business at VSPN, and Ibrahim Al Mayahi Al Nuaimi, Vice President of Brand and Marketing Communications at du, all attended the opening ceremony.

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Al Olama said that the UAE had become a major worldwide hub for fresh ideas and an innovator. The UAE continues to draw in expertise from the outside to analyze technological trends and possibilities to accelerate change and create a brighter future.

According to Al Olama, DEF 2022 will see the largest gathering of elite adult gamers in one location, highlighting the UAE and Dubai's standing as the most competitive gaming destination. The event will bring together the best gamers, developers, creatives, and artists around the globe, enabling Esports enthusiasts to interact and mingle with leading figures in the gaming industry. The most thrilling Esports and gaming event in the Middle East, DEF 2022, further establishes the UAE as a center of innovation.

Initiate Summit

Dubai Sheikhs at the Dubai Festival. Picture: Gulf News
Dubai Sheikhs at the Dubai Festival. Picture: Gulf News

The dignitaries were given a tour of the Dubai Exhibition Centre, which opened to the public on November 9 and is where DEF 2022 will take place. The Festival began with the sold-out Initiate Summit, a two-day ground-breaking B2B information and networking platform for professionals, developers, and creatives in the e-sports and gaming industries.

The Initiate Summit will be held on November 9 and 10 in partnership with Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Dubai Media City, a part of TECOM Group and the event's Knowledge Partner. The inaugural edition's phenomenal success, attracting more than 1,000 registrants, demonstrates Dubai's desire for expansion in Esports. Participants will hear from 60 Esports and industry thought leaders at the two-day conference.

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The Initiate Summit draws attention to Dubai's support of the creative sector, including Esports, via several incentives for outside organizations and individuals. Additionally, industry trends will be covered, including gamification, mobile gaming, new technologies, investment prospects, consumer behavior, and tournament planning, among other current issues. The remarkable speaker lineup for the Initiate Summit includes game developers and publishers, the founders of Esports organizations, solution suppliers, marketers, and representatives of the gaming media.

In keeping with Dubai's status as a center for innovation, DEF 2022 is predicted to be the most thrilling Esports and gaming event in the Middle East. An exciting lineup of live events and activations, concerts, and competitions, including the eagerly anticipated PUBG Global Championship 2022, GameExpo, PopConME, Initiate Summit, Wegz live in concert, regional tournaments, and Minecraft Esports Schools Clash will be featured at the Festival, which will also bring together international gaming celebrities, industry leaders, developers, creatives, and artists.

You can also download the Tournafest app from Google Play or App Store to play Esports Tournaments & Scrims games like BGMI, Free Fire MAX, Call of Duty, CS: GO, Valorant, Pokemon Unite & win exciting rewards! You may also organize Tournaments & fetch unmatched perks.

Until next time,

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