Source: Arab News

Gamers8 and Spotify team up for Saudi Arabia’s first live international Esports season

Newsroom Jul 1, 2022

The world’s most popular audio streaming platform will be the exclusive partner for the first international Esports event in Riyadh this summer, having a prize pool of $15 M.
Highly anticipated anthem by DJ and producer R3HAB, featuring Kingdom’s pop artist Meteb Alshalan, set for release.
This competition will start from 14th July and will go on a run till the season finale reaches on 2nd September this year.

Gamers8 and Spotify are set to merge for a massive $15 million event in Riyadh this summer, which will be called the first-level international Esport tournament in Saudi Arabia. Spotify will become the official audio partner for this event and it may also release a gaming anthem for this event. Given that a giant like Spotify will become the audio partner of an event of this stature, it should be very intriguing to see how the audio quality will be throughout the season, making the event even more engaging and thrilling.

This competition will start from 14th July and will go on a run till the season finale reaches on 2nd September this year. Gamers8, which goes by the tagline - “Creators of gamers beyond borders”, has decided that the prize pool of this event will be $15 million!

So, without any further due, let’s dive into everything you should be aware of at this event.

Spotify as the audio partner

Esports require music and audio, according to Omar Batterjee, head of marketing, communications, and partnerships at the Saudi Esports Federation. We are pleased to collaborate with Spotify to give our customers a single location to enjoy the best-curated content and legendary experiences. We can integrate esports, technology, entertainment, and music with Spotify to motivate the gaming community as well as the upcoming generation of players and spectators.

Source: Reel Talreja(Unsplash)
Source: Reel Talreja(Unsplash)

Gamers8 will feature lists from gaming experts and celebrities in addition to an official co-curated playlist created by Spotify's music team. In addition, in collaboration with Rising Giants Network, Spotify and Gamers8 will produce and debut a season-specific podcast. Through game highlights and one-on-one interviews, the eight-episode series will serve as the go-to resource for gamers interested in learning more about the top competitors.

Gaming Anthem

The highly anticipated Gamers8 anthem, produced by DJ and producer R3HAB and starring Saudi pop musician Meteb Alshalan, will also be made available through the cooperation between Gamers8 and Spotify.

Source: Vishnu R. Nair (Unsplash)
Source: Vishnu R. Nair (Unsplash)

While Spotify continues to be intensely committed to expanding the community of creators, Nicole Aoun, the company's marketing and partnership lead in Saudi Arabia, commented on the partnership by saying: "While at Spotify, we continue to be laser-focused on growing the creators' community, we are equally as passionate about creating memorable experiences for the Saudi youth, demonstrating our commitment to the local community.

The Saudi Esports Federation shares our objective of offering the gaming community top-tier entertainment, and we are excited to set out on this adventure together, fostering deep connections between Saudi gamers and fans through music and podcasts.

The venue, Date, Prize Pool, and other details

Having partnered with a giant like Spotify, the vent is set to start from 14th July till 2nd September, when the first international Esports tournament will see its endgame finale in the capital city.

Six separate video game tournaments will be held at a specially constructed location in the Boulevard Riyadh City entertainment zone, along with a number of music concerts and other activities.

Even though the whole lineup has not yet been revealed, eight international acts have confirmed their attendance at Gamers8. The event will also feature a number of regional artists, such as musicians, magicians, and comedians. There will also be a gaming summit with top industry professionals from around the world.

According to Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, head of the Saudi Esports Federation, "With an estimated 23.5 million gamers across the kingdom, practically every home in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has someone with a profound passion for gaming."

As all GWB Elite tournaments serve as qualifiers for the first Saudi Esports' flagship Gaming & Esports event, which will have a stunning $15 million prize pool in the summer of 2022, the stakes will be higher than ever for the teams and players participating this year.

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