World’s biggest gaming festival for girls coming to Dubai
Posted by Jonathan M. McCoy on 7th May 2020

The international’s largest lady gaming competition might be held in Dubai this yr, with extra than 20 million humans expected to watch the stay stream globally.

The world finals of the ‘GirlGamer Esports Festival’ will include prize pools of extra than $one hundred,000 and forty five gamers from 9 teams.

The occasion may be in held from December 12 to December 14 at an upcoming gaming facility in Meydan One, that is being dubbed the “largest gaming arena in the vicinity”.

The girls will compete in exclusive games, CounterStrike Go and League of Legends.

“This might not most effectively raise the e-gaming enterprise within the region, however, will also bolster the tourism industry and push for gender stability in gaming,” Fernando Pereira, international organizer of the GirlGamer Esports Festival, instructed Khaleej Times.

“What we want to push for is gender stability. There are loads of studies displaying that if ladies start to take a hobby in video video games from an early age, they are 30 according to cent more likely to observe science research, which means engineering, arithmetic, that are professions that still have extra guys than girls.”

In the UAE, numerous esports companies have emerged in the beyond few years. However, there has by no means been a neighborhood platform that permits e-gamers to take at the career complete-time. Most gamers who want to pursue it as a career flow abroad.

Growing enterprise

Overall, the enterprise has been selecting up hastily. A regional companion of this upcoming occasion, Galaxy Racer Esports, is an organization that pursuits to offer that platform to local talent so that you can pursue their career from here.

Paul Roy, CEO of Galaxy Racer, said their company has invested in constructing the place’s biggest gaming facility in Meydan One.

“We have several factors, including occasion enterprises – which includes the GirlGamer Festival – and growing neighborhood teams that play across the world,” he stated.

“There has been quite a few grassroots actions in esports inside the region. But in case you observe the pinnacle players who have made it, they have got accomplished it on their own.

“There are brilliant players however they’re going to Europe and everywhere else. The most effective manner for us to draw nearby expertise lower back to us is to provide them with facilities that can be discovered in other components of the world.”

Khaleej Times has mentioned numerous tales of younger gamers who desperately want a profession in gaming.

Teens as younger as 16 compete in small neighborhood tournaments, with prize swimming pools of lots of dirhams.

The UAE became ranked the number one marketplace in gaming inside the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), in line with the latest figures.

Gaming sales inside the UAE are expected to have reached Dh1.2 billion in 2018.

Previous international finals of the GirlGamer Festival were 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.