Saudi Arabia to host Esports World Cup in 2024

Saudi Arabia to host Esports World Cup in 2024



The announcement was made during The New Global Sports Conference in Riyadh.

Gamers get ready because a groundbreaking event is on the horizon. Saudi Arabia is gearing up to host one of the world's most extensive gaming extravaganzas, the Esports World Cup. The annual tournament is all set to kick off in Riyadh during the summer of 2024 and it's already creating quite a buzz.

HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled this grand plan during "The New Global Sports Conference" in Riyadh, where key figures from the sports, gaming, and esports sectors gathered to witness the exciting revelation. International sports icons, including Cristiano Ronaldo, also joined the event, emphasising the growing interest in esports.

This announcement is a strategic move to propel Saudi Arabia into the global gaming and esports sphere. The event will feature the most popular games from a wide range of genres, offering players and fans an unforgettable gaming experience. The Esports World Cup will also boast the largest prize pool in the history of esports. 

The Esports World Cup aligns with Saudi Arabia's National Gaming and Esports Strategy, which aims to significantly boost the gaming sector's contribution to the Kingdom's GDP. Additionally, this initiative will create around 39,000 new job opportunities, fueling economic diversification in line with Vision 2030. This annual esports extravaganza is expected to attract gaming enthusiasts from around the world, potentially increasing tourism to the Kingdom.

While the exact details of the Esports World Cup are yet to be unveiled, the tournament has the potential to become a pivotal moment in the global esports landscape. So get ready to witness history in the making at the Esports World Cup in Riyadh starting summer 2024.

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