Dubai will be hosting an eSports tournament, which any keen player of battle arena game GOTA 2 is sure to enjoy. The Battle of Café’s Middle East Gaming Championship is taking registrations and the tournament will take place on Friday June 22nd. Though it will cost each team Dh500 to enter, there is an impressive amount of price money. The price money for the eSports tournament is $10,000, which is approximately Dh36,700.
As well as games being played in Dubai, the tournament will also take place in a number of other UAE locations. This includes Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi.
eSports Tournament Taking Place This Month in Dubai
Gaming in Dubai has seen a growth in popularity recently, such as the development of a dedicated eSports stadium. So, it should come as no surprise that this kind of event is being held for gamers. The tournament will see teams of five to seven individuals battle it out against each other, with 16 teams advancing to the finals.
The eSports industry is worth close to Dh365.8 billion, which is sure to be one of the many reasons that Dubai is getting involved. According to the Marketing Director of Middle East at Dell, Haidi Nossair, the eSports industry is still in its infancy compared to many mainstream sports. It is hoped that eSports tournaments like this will help to bridge this gap and it will increase the popularity of eSpots worldwide.