Saudi Esports Federation launches $15m esports event festival

Newsroom Jun 10, 2022

A worldwide Esports and gaming occasion will take place at a state of the art, motive-constructed venue in Riyadh street city, Saudi Arabia, from Thursday, 14th July – to Thursday, eighth September, with elite and aggressive tournaments on show.

The vision behind the event

Hosted beneath the theme of ‘Gamers8 – Your Portal to the following global’, the thrilling action may be on display alongside a number of the most important names in leisure and amid a sequence of fairs, live shows, suggests, events, and extra.

The gaming zone in Saudi Arabia has been on an adventure of development and improvement that fits the extra pursuits of the country drawn via vision 2030 – and this is epitomised through the hosting of Gamers8. The occasion in Riyadh this summer season has a mission to blur the lines between what’s physical and what’s virtual and provide a spectacle and an occasion beyond what every person has experienced before.

The Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation, stated: “With an expected 23.5 million gamers throughout the US, almost every domestic state of Saudi Arabia has someone with a deep passion for gaming. This passion for gaming has long been a source of satisfaction for Saudis.”

“Our intention is to bring the digital global of Esports and gaming out into the physical realm of Riyadh – an international city with monstrous motive and burgeoning possibility, and the right placing for Gamers8. We sit up for seeing you all this summer for what's going to be an unforgettable, futuristic, and top-notch time.”

Gamers8 will focus on four main pillars, each with something to offer for everyone. These four pillars are Professional Esports, Festivals, Music and ‘The Next World Summit’, an Esports and a gaming summit that will bring together sector leaders and experts from around the world.

How the event will be planned out


With a purpose-constructed venue within the centre of the gaming dreamland, everybody is invited to return and revel in the fun, because the satisfactory groups inside the globe converge in Riyadh to compete throughout six extraordinary titles – with a stunning $15 million prize pool.

Throughout the eight weeks of Gamers8, eight international performers will perform, each of whom is sure to whet the appetite of music fans, as well as a slew of another local and regional talent. The concerts start on Thursday, July 14 and end on Thursday, September 1. The Gamers8 entertainment schedule will include over 1,000 activities and attractions, including comedy, magic acts, and much more.

The Gamers8 events will be televised live in over eight different languages on the event channels. The event website Gamers8 will provide more information about the stars and major attractions.

The event is being organized via the Saudi Esports Federation, the regulating frame in the price of nurturing elite gaming athletes and growing the gaming network and enterprise in Saudi Arabia.


The Federation's activities are divided into two streams that complement each other. The first stream focuses on the development of competitive gamers at all levels, from grassroots community members to professional Esports athletes capable of achieving worldwide excellence. By catalysing the industry and supporting talent, the second stream aims to build the whole gaming/Esports value chain.

Since its inception in late 2017, the federation has hosted a number of world-class national and international tournaments and events, garnered investment from local private sector players, and collaborated with foreign developers on Saudi market potential.

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