The international finals of the ‘GirlGamer Esports Festival’ will include prize swimming pools of greater than $100,000.
The international’s largest lady gaming festival may be held in Dubai this year, with extra than 20 million human beings predicted to look at the stay circulation globally.
The global finals of the ‘GirlGamer Esports Festival’ will include prize swimming pools of more than $a hundred,000 and 45 players from 9 teams.
The event may be in held from December 12 to December 14 at an upcoming gaming facility in Meydan One, that’s being dubbed the “biggest gaming area within the place”.
The ladies will compete in two specific games, CounterStrike Go and League of Legends.
“This might not simplest boost the e-gaming industry within the vicinity but will also bolster the tourism industry and push for gender stability in gaming,” Fernando Pereira, international organizer of the GirlGamer Esports Festival, informed Khaleej Times.
“What we need to push for is gender stability. There are numerous research showing that if girls begin to take an interest in video video games from an early age, they’re 30 consistent with cent much more likely to follow science studies, which means engineering, arithmetic, which can be professions that still have more guys than girls.”
In the UAE, several esports establishments have emerged in the past few years. However, there has never been a local platform that permits e-gamers to take at the profession complete-time. Most gamers who want to pursue it as a profession pass abroad.
Overall, the industry has been selecting up swiftly. A local accomplice of this upcoming occasion, Galaxy Racer Esports, is an enterprise that goals to offer that platform to nearby talent in an effort to pursue their career from right here.
Paul Roy, CEO of Galaxy Racer, stated their firm has invested in building the location’s biggest gaming facility in Meydan One.
“We have several elements, inclusive of event firms – together with the GirlGamer Festival – and growing neighborhood teams that play internationally,” he stated.
“There has been a whole lot of grassroots actions in esports in the vicinity. But if you take a look at the pinnacle gamers who have made it, they have completed it on their own.
“There are super players but they may be going to Europe and everywhere else. The most effective manner for us to attract local skills returned to us is to provide them with facilities that may be found in different parts of the arena.”
Khaleej Times has said several tales of younger gamers who desperately want a career in gaming.
Teens as younger as 16 compete in small neighborhood tournaments, with prize swimming pools of lots of dirhams.
The UAE become ranked the number one marketplace in gaming inside the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), in keeping with recent figures.
Gaming revenues in the UAE are expected to have reached Dh1.2 billion in 2018.
Previous world finals of the GirlGamer Festival had been held in Portugal and Macau, with prize swimming pools of $30,000.
Participants of this festival are currently competing in regional tournaments and the winners will qualify for the finale in Dubai.