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KSA Offers E-Visas to Esports World Cup Ticket Holders

Written by Linda Hohnholz

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism along with the Esports World Cup Foundation announced that electronic visas (e-visas) will be offered for Esports World Cup ticket holders.

The event, which will take place in Riyadh for the first time, will span 8 weeks from July 3 to August 25.

The initiative aims to streamline the entry procedures for visitors to the Kingdom who wish to attend the tournament and to ensure the success of all international and high-quality events hosted by the Kingdom. Interested individuals can visit the Esports World Cup website for more information about the tournament and to attend its events. They can also apply for a visa through the “Saudi Visa” national visa platform to obtain a 90-day single-entry visa online at ksavisa.sa.

Visitors to the Esports World Cup will have the opportunity to participate in various activities blending sports, entertainment, education, culture, and creativity, hosted by Boulevard Riyadh City.

The event will feature over 1,500 players from 500 elite international clubs participating in 22 tournaments with substantial financial prizes totaling over $60 million, the highest in the sector’s history.

The Esports World Cup aligns with one of the pillars of the National Gaming and Esports Strategy, launched by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The event aims to bolster the Kingdom’s global standing as a premier gaming and electronic-sports destination while promoting tourism, diversifying the economy, and developing promising sectors according to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. It also underscores the vital role of the gaming and esports sectors in fostering communication between societies and promoting global reach.