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E-Sports In The GCC Market

E-Sports in the Middle East is going through a period of rapid growth but it is still a young market with huge potential. The governments of the UAE and Saudi Arabia currently appear to be taking the lead on e-Sports. The Dubai Future Foundation has as among its aims, the development of a purpose built X-Stadium dedicated to holding world class e-Sports events as part of its goal of creating a regional and global hub for e-Sports as part of its broader strategy to transform the UAE into a knowledge-based economy.

The Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS)  and the General Sports Authority have committed to creating an all-inclusive ecosystem around e-sports in KSA – including game creators, graphic designers, publishers, broadcasters, tournament organizers, sponsors and professional players.

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