Gamers8, is all set to launch one of the biggest gaming and esports event in the world with a staggering $15 million prize pool is on offer. The event will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and it will feature elite esports teams competing across Rocket League, Dota 2, Fortnite, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and PUBG MOBILE.
Hosted under the theme of ‘Gamers8 – Your Portal to the Next World’, elite esports tournaments are taking place this summer alongside some of the biggest names in entertainment and amid a series of festivals, concerts, shows, and activities, and more.
Rocket League kicks off the elite esports action as 24 top teams – including Latin American hotshots FURIA, FaZe Clan, and Rogue from North America, and homegrown heroes Team Falcons from Saudi Arabia – battle it out. But that’s far from all.
Egyptian legend Amr Diab will be joined by Colombian superstar J Balvin, Swedish sensation Sebastian Ingrosso, Bosnian-Swedish dance favorite Salvatore Ganacci, and Riyadh-based DJ Elfuego on a star-packed bill for the opening night of the eight-week entertainment extravaganza at Boulevard Riyadh City.
Ahmed Al Bishri, Chief Operations Officer at the Saudi Esports Federation, said “The opening ceremony of Gamers8 will be a spectacular occasion, befitting a city of the imagination and ambition of Riyadh. The beginning of esports competition, a dazzling firework show, a drone display, and some of the biggest-name musicians in the world make Thursday, July 14 a date for everyone’s diaries.”
“We are delighted that artists of the caliber of Amr Diab, J Balvin, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Salvatore Ganacci are flying to Riyadh for the opening night, and their eagerly anticipated attendance reflects the size and scale of Gamers8. The goal of Gamers8 is to bring the virtual world of esports and gaming out into the physical realm of Riyadh while merging a plethora of other fun and futuristic events and attractions. We look forward to revealing even more artists of the quality of the opening night as the summer progresses – so watch this space.”
Organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, 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 Forum’, an esports and gaming forum that will bring together sector leaders and experts from around the world.
In addition, big-name international artists, each of whom is guaranteed to whet the appetite of music lovers, will be appearing at Gamers8 concerts alongside numerous local and regional talents each weekend throughout the event. More than 1,000 activities and attractions, such as comedy, magic shows, and much more, will also be on the Gamers8 entertainment agenda.
Gamers8 tournaments will be broadcast live on the event channels in more than eight different languages. Further details on star names and top attractions will be released on the event website.