Dubai to host world all-women final of major Esports festival this February

Nine of world’s best teams to compete for prize pool of $100,000 in GIRLGAMER's Middle East debut

Dubai to host world all-women final of major Esports festival this February

Mark your calendars, gamers of Dubai. The world finals of the massive GIRLGAMER Esports Festival is coming to the city, so prepare for some highly-competitive jaw-dropping gameplay.

The world’s biggest all-women gaming fest is set to make its Middle East debut in Dubai, with teams around the globe coming together to gain the upper hand in games League of Legends (LoL) and CounterStrike Go. Prepare for some ‘no scopes’.

Kicking off from Wednesday February 19 until Saturday 22 at the Meydan Grandstand, nine of world’s best teams will be 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.

“We are proud to join hands with GDMO and Meydan One to organise the world’s largest event dedicated to girl gamers. Galaxy Racer Esports is keen to contribute to the Esports revolution that is gathering momentum in Dubai and the broader region. Hosting this event will add new value to Dubai’s emergence as an innovation-driven city,” said CEO of Galaxy Racer Esports Paul Roy.

Ready for some high-level action and roaring fans? Tickets to the event are priced from Dhs95, and you can get them by heading to Platinum List right here.

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From Dhs95. Wed Feb 19-Sat Feb 22, 10am-10pm. Meydan Grandstand, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubai.platinumlist.net (04 381 3333).

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