The Afro-Arab Electronic Sports League (Afro-Arab Esports League), a new e-sports competition for Africa and the Middle East, has been launched at the Gamers8 Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The league Will feature 25 member countries from the two regions to compete in various titles during the Gamers8 eSports event and in the future..
As part of the Gamers8 festival, the first VALORANT and eFootball PES tournaments will be held this August in Riyadh.. More tournaments will be announced soon, which means that the league will continue after Gamers8.. The organizers did not share many details about the tournament format, but noted that the tournaments will be held in the Challenge Zone inside Riyadh City Boulevard at Gamers8.
A total of 25 countries will be featured in the league, including. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco, Bahrain, Iraq, Syria and Libya, among others.. Along with men’s tournaments in VALORANT and eFootball, the league will also host women-only tournaments in parallel.
The Afro-Arab Esports League is a testament to the growing importance of esports in both the African and Arab worlds and a key way to create a space for cultural exchange and cooperation between the 25 participating countries.
Together, we herald a future where unity knows no bounds, where the thrill of competition unites us and where the passion for games unites nations.
Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, president of the Saudi Esports Federation and president of the Arab Esports Federation.
The inaugural tournaments of the two games will be held during Gamers8, one of the world’s largest eSports events taking place throughout the summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The event has the highest prize total in e-sports history and features high-profile tournaments in Dota 2, simracing, fighting games, CS: GO, Rocket League and other e-sports games. Along with competitive e-sports, the festival features an exhibition area and an e-sports business conference called Next World Forum.