Dubai is hosting the Middle East’s First Interschool Esports Tournament

Schools across the region can battle it out to win a Dhs255,000 scholarship

Dubai is hosting the Middle East’s First Interschool Esports Tournament

Have a little gamer in the family? Dubai is set to stage the Middle East's first ever Interschool Esports tournament.

Schools from all around the region will compete in FIFA 20 matches to be crowned the tournament champion when the gaming showdown takes place on Friday February 21 and Saturday February 22.

The two-day competition, which is being held at Meydan Grandstand as part of the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival, is open to boys and girls who will go head-to-head in six-minute games of FIFA 20.

Schools can enter a maximum of two students for the competition with cool prizes up for grabs including the top prize of a scholarship worth Dhs255,000.

There will be two age categories. A junior tournament is open to kids between six and 11, while a senior event is for players between 12 and 16.

Mini competitors will need to bring their A game to be in with a chance of walking away with the huge cash prizes. The winner of the senior tournament will receive Dhs100,000, while the winner of the junior tournament will get Dhs70,000.

Runners-up in each age group will get Dhs50,000 and Dhs35,000 respectively.

That’s not all, as a career and education fair will be set up for students and parents looking to sign up aspiring young gamers.

Even better, the fair will also feature recruitment booths and stalls from gaming companies for visitors interested in exploring careers in gaming.

If you want to put their gaming skills to good use, sign them up at www.girlgamer.gg/dubai/schools.

Game on.
Fri Feb 21-Sat Feb 22. Meydan Grandstand, Nad Al Sheba, www.girlgamer.gg/dubai/schools.

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