Hip-hop superstar Gucci Mane to headline Dubai’s GIRLGAMER Esports Festival

Performing on the final day of world’s biggest all-women gaming fest

Hip-hop superstar Gucci Mane to headline Dubai’s GIRLGAMER Esports Festival

Thought the Middle East debut of the biggest all-women Esports tournament in Dubai wouldn’t go out with a bang? Not on this American rapper’s watch.

Atlanta-based hip-hop superstar Gucci Mane has been revealed to be the headlining act for Dubai’s massive debut of the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival World Finals at Meydan Grandstand.

Taking place on the final day of the world’s biggest all-women gaming fest on Saturday February 22 on the mainstage, he’s set to perform his biggest hits, including Everybody Looking, Mr. Davis and Woptober.

The American rapper has collaborated with a mega list of names in music, including Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and many more.

As for the gaming festival, it kicks off from Wednesday February 19 until Saturday 22, with nine of world’s best teams competing for prize pool of $100,000 (more than Dhs367,000).

The teams have battled it out during qualifiers stages in Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Spain and Brazil. The tournament is brought to the Middle East for the first time by Meydan One in association with the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO).

Who’s competing? Team Dignitas from the US, the undefeated back-to-back champions of the last two GIRLGAMER Esports Festival World Finals in CounterStrike Go, will enter as the North American team.

They will be joined by teams Carnage (Australia), Copenhagen Flames (Europe) and INTZ (Brazil) that will compete in Counterstrike Go, while Charon (South Korea), OOB (Europe), Besiktas, Innova (Brazil) and local representatives Galaxy Racer (UAE) will go head to head in League of Legends.

Games and live tunes? Perfect.
From Dhs95. Wed Feb 19-Sat Feb 22, 10am-10pm. Meydan Grandstand, Nad Al Sheba, www.ticketmaster.ae (04 381 3333).

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