Dubai Esports scene boosted by SiGMA Eurasia expert panels

Matthew Calleja 1 year ago
Dubai Esports scene boosted by SiGMA Eurasia expert panels

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is establishing itself as a strong contender in the global esports arena, with a talented pool of players and supportive ecosystem. Meanwhile, in less than three days, the InterContinental Hotel Festival City in Dubai will host SiGMA Eurasia, a premier summit featuring a KOL-led conference on Esports among other topics and highlights.

Rising to the top: UAE’s thriving Esports scene shines on the global stage

Dubai has long been recognized as a hub for hosting spectacular Esports events, and the debut of the Dubai Esports Festival in 2022 was no exception. The festival served as the perfect battleground for the most elite PUBG Global Championship players to compete and determine who would come out on top.

Amjad “Angry Bird” Alshalabi, the
highest earning player
from the UAE.

But the Dubai Esports Festival wasn’t just about the thrill of competition. Attendees were also treated to the Initiate Summit, which brought together experts from both the international and regional Esports industry to share their knowledge and insights.

The presence of the GameExpo & PopConME is also not to be forgotten, which was a vibrant hub of activity featuring endless fun, live entertainment, and much more. This festival was a true celebration of all things Esports, and it left a lasting impression on all those who were lucky enough to attend.

The UAE has a thriving and competitive esports scene, with numerous teams vying for supremacy across various titles. Three standout teams that have garnered attention for their impressive performances are Team UAE, Portal Esports and Geekay Esports, making a name for themselves in CS:GO, Dota 2 and League of Legends respectively.

It’s worth noting that the UAE’s esports scene has produced some incredibly talented players, with 176 players from the country winning a total of $506,023.01 USD across 183 tournaments.

Fortnite emerged as the highest awarding game, with players from the UAE earning $165,872.42 USD, making up 32.78% of all earnings. Amjad “Angry Bird” Alshalabi is the highest earning player from the UAE, with a total of $32,404.71 USD in prize money won overall. Notably, $23,416.72 USD of that amount, or 72.26%, was won from playing in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition tournaments.

This impressive showing by players from the UAE highlights the country’s growing status as a formidable player in the global esports arena. With such talented players and a supportive ecosystem, it’s clear that the UAE has the potential to continue making waves and achieving success on the international stage.

Boosting the Dubai Esports scene with expert panels

In three days, the SiGMA Eurasia Summit is returning to Dubai for the third time, set on surpassing the impressive achievements of its previous two iterations. A SiGMA Summit means one thing; a jam-packed agenda tailored to satisfy the desires and interests of our visitors and delegates. This includes expert-led conferences, electric networking and night events, and a bustling expo floor.

Amongst the dozens of subject covered during the conference, an entire leg is dedicated to the state and development of the Esports industry specifically in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Starting on Day 1 at 09:30am, experts will take the SiGMA/AGS Stage to discuss crucial topics.

In the first panel, Esports expert Wadih al Sayah will be joined by other KOLs to discuss some pertinent, unsolved issues in the industry. Another panel, will focus on the impact of emerging technology on gaming and esports, as well as potential developments and advancements in the sector.

Boasting over 18 hours of panels and 150+ speakers across three stages, the SiGMA Eurasia conference is the premier destination for delegates interested in the latest developments in iGaming, Esports, blockchain, and emerging technologies.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the SiGMA Eurasia Summit

Taking place at the InterContinental Hotel Festival City, Dubai from 13 to 16 March 2023, delegates and visitors can expect a dynamic platform for exchanging ideas and experiences through conferences, exhibitions, and networking. With esteemed operators, suppliers, affiliates, investors, and other influential attendees from the industry, this summit offers a unique chance to learn from the best in the business. With 47% of attendees being C-level or decision-makers, SiGMA Eurasia presents a rare opportunity to rub shoulders with the industry’s key players and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Act fast and purchase your tickets now to ensure you don’t miss out on this exciting event, just three days away!

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