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Esports World Cup Sets the Stage for the Biggest Esports Event

Written by Linda Hohnholz

Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, Chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation, spoke at a press conference in Riyadh yesterday to mark the opening of the Esports World Cup, which will take place from July 3 to August 25, 2024.

The tournament has garnered significant attention from the global gaming and esports community and is expected to make a substantial impact.

He expressed confidence that the Esports World Cup will offer a unique experience, bringing together professionals, fans, and publishers to drive the industry forward and create exciting opportunities for all.

The CEO of the Esports World Cup Foundation, Ralf Reichert, described the tournament as “a remarkable celebration” that unites the international community through gaming and esports. He highlighted that it represents a major step forward for the esports industry, promoting its growth and sustainability. Reichert expressed enthusiasm for the event’s potential, where top esports clubs and players will compete for major prizes and the title of Esports World Cup champion.

Furthermore, the Chief Product Officer of the Esports World Cup, Faisal Bin Homran, noted that there are currently 3.4 billion players worldwide. He said:

Homran invited people from around the world to witness the competition among global club players, making it a truly global celebration of excellence and fostering competition in the esports industry.

The Esports World Cup, taking place at Riyadh City Boulevard in Saudi Arabia, positions Riyadh as a global destination for esports enthusiasts. With 22 championships in popular games and a prize pool exceeding $60 million, it offers the largest total prize pool in esports history. Visitors can enjoy numerous events, activities, and interactive shows suitable for all ages, combining sports, entertainment, education, culture, and creativity. This summer, Riyadh is set to become the capital of gaming and tourism.