Gamers8 Esports Festival is a global gaming festival held in Saudi Arabia. It is the world’s largest gaming and esports festival and is a destination for many elite esports champions and gaming enthusiasts gathering around. The biggest esports festival is in the Capital City of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. It is split across a total of 8 weeks from July to September. This year, the 2023 edition holds a whopping prize pool of $45 million, the largest ever in the history of esports, surpassing Dota 2 The International 10’s $40 million prize pool. Get ready to witness the most extensive gaming festival from the 6th of July with gaming and entertainment with Gamers8 Esports Festival.
As mentioned above, the Gamers8 Esports festival starts on the 6th of July in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It will run over eight weeks featuring different musical performances, festival activities, and hosting the New World Forum conference alongside esports tournaments. According to the event’s organisers, the $45 million prize pool is triple the amount offered in the last year’s edition and is the biggest in esports history. This year’s schedule of the esports titles to be played has not been revealed yet, but the 2022 edition had 5 games. It had some of the finest teams and players from Rocket League, Dota 2, Fortnite, Rainbow Six and PUBG Mobile. Keeping these titles in mind, this year’s prize pool tells us that there might be some new additions as well. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet by the organisation.
Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Esports Federation Chairman, claims that it’s a pleasure to host all the global esports elites in Riyadh for the Gamers8 Esports Festival. Dubbed as Land of Heroes, here, the very best esports will shine and triumph. The main goal of Gamers8 is to serve the global community and develop the esports ecosystem globally. The Saudi Esports Federation mainly sponsors the Gamers8 Esports Festival, and this summer, it will be bigger and better, as assured by the Chairman.
ESL has proposed combining its Dota 2 properties that are ESL One and DreamLeague, along with Riyadh Masters, Gamers8’s Dota 2 tournament, into one global circuit. However, it’s according to esports journalist Richard Lewis. Last year, ESL and FACEIT were acquired for a combined $1.5 billion by the Savvy Games Group under Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. Savvy Games Group, in February, invested $256 million in VSPO, a Chinese tournament operator for mobile esports. ESL FACEIT Group bought Vindex, the esports technology and infrastructure company. The central vision remains to build a gaming and esports company more extensive and better.
Hence, esports enthusiasts are ready to witness the most prominent gaming festival as the prize pool is out now. More information is yet to be announced by Gamers8, but as the big prize pool is announced, there will be more engaging tournaments with teams around the globe participating in the event. The main wait is July 6, as the event will go live from then.
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