The Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism announced the launch of the Dubai Digital Sports Festival between the ninth and 20th of November 2022, at the Dubai Exhibition Center in the city of “Expo Dubai”. Dubai will host the festival in cooperation with VSPN, the world leader in comprehensive esports solutions, and this international entertainment event is the first event to be held at the Dubai Exhibition Center, after the great success of Expo 2020 Dubai. And in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to consolidate Dubai’s position as a leading global city in the field of innovation and a destination for events.
The festival includes a variety of performances, including a high-level international e-sports tournament, in which a large group of professional e-sports players from around the world participate, as well as a school-level tournament, as well as a concert featuring a selection of the most famous artists, and the distinctive GameExpo event. In addition to activities to enhance communication between the concerned authorities, and the local, regional and international partners in the sector.
The inaugural summit brings together all stakeholders of gaming and digital sports, including esports stars, experts and industry institutions, with a unique opportunity to exchange the best experiences, develop a strong network to promote the growth of the sector, as well as set benchmarks for technologies, as well as invest in the MENA region The world’s fastest growing market, and in spreading a safe and inclusive esports culture.
Visitors can also experience a variety of activities at GameExpo, including classic games in the retro section, learn about the latest game releases, purchase unique shows from their favorite fictional characters, and participate in competitions on the cosplay stage to win great prizes. The Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism is organizing the inaugural summit with “GemExpo”, in cooperation with the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, said in a press statement: “We are pleased to cooperate with (VSPN) to host the Dubai Digital Sports Festival, to enhance Dubai’s position as the leading center for e-sports in the region, in line with the endeavors of our leadership. wise to make Dubai the preferred and most attractive global destination for living, working and leisure. The festival will pave the way for digital sports and interactive entertainment companies to create innovative, high-quality content that provides esports enthusiasts from all over the world the opportunity to enjoy exceptional gaming experiences.”
For his part, Dino Ying, CEO of VSPN, said: “VSPN is keen to cooperate with the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global center in the booming esports market, and the Dubai Esports Festival is the main pillar. The emerging e-sports system, an ongoing cultural phenomenon, and a milestone in this sector.”
The festival includes a variety of shows, including a global tournament with the participation of professional esports stars, a school-level tournament, and many events.
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