Dubai to host a huge $10,000 eSports tournament

16 teams will advance to the Battle of Café’s Middle East Gaming Championship finals

Gaming in the UAE has seen a lot of progress recently – including the development of X-Stadium which is purely dedicated to eSports. Now, there’s something else to keep gamers abuzz.

Multiplayer online battle arena game DOTA 2 fanatics will be delighted to know the Battle of Café’s Middle East Gaming Championship is now open for registration, with the prize pool being a whopping $10,000 (around Dhs36,700).

The championship starts on Friday June 22, so if you and a bunch of hardcore gamer friends want to test your mettle, be sure to register before Sunday June 17.

Teams will consist of five to seven gamers, with the registration fee per team being Dhs500. 16 teams will advance to the epic finals in Dubai, so be sure to bring your A game.

The tournament will take place across the UAE in different gaming cafés, including Millennium Avenue and Que Club in Dubai, Infinity Electronic Gaming in Ras Al Khaimah and Gee Gee Café in Abu Dhabi.

Gamers can now keep up-to-date with information and a whole host of eSport news from around the world can be seen on Dell’s new online gaming hub.

Ready to Game ME is for players across the UAE, aiming to be the go-to place for competitions, merchandise and to simply chat about all things games.

For all the pros or aspiring wannabes out there, the events page gives the latest information on tournaments for multiple games, and you could take part.

It comes as no surprise that Dubai wants to get in on eSports, with the industry worth a whopping US$99.6 billion (Dhs365.8 billion). People clearly enjoy their games.

According to Tech Radar, Marketing Director of Middle East at Dell Haidi Nossair said "We have de-signed Ready to Game ME as a resourceful program for gamers.

“Since eSports in the region remains largely untapped and is relatively in its infancy in comparison to mainstream sports, we aim to bridge this gap and raise the bar with Ready to Game ME.”

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