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Posted On: 9 January 2020 03:29 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:06 pm

Qatar – a new home for eSports!

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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Online tickets are already sold out as of January 13! But fret not, you can still get your tickets from the Global Games booth located in Aspire Park close to Burgeri from 3 pm to 9 pm!


The electronic gaming industry has come a long way since its inception, and currently, it’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Qatar is expanding its journey into the exciting eSports entertainment field. In an effort to attract avid video game players, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) in partnership with Wega, a leading global payment solution developed by Truxtun Capital will host eSports Global Games.

During a press conference on 8 January 2020, Mr. Mohammed Mubarak Alkuwari, Chief of Marketing at AZF, said: “On this occasion, I would like to emphasise that collaborating with Truxton Capital in this championship underpins our approach at Aspire Zone Foundation as we seek to expand the scope of our business in the field of sports entertainment “sportainment”, especially after achieving a great success in the world of professional sports, talent development, sports science and technology, and sports medicine.

Alkuwari added: “We always look for new concepts and innovative events, and we hope that this tournament will be an additional platform through which we highlight Qatar's capabilities in organising international events, especially that the Egames industry is currently one of the most promising industries that achieve an annual growth of up to 40 %, attracting many groups, and formal federations for the Egames are being established in many countries now.”

What is eSports?

eSports (short for Electronic Sports) is a multiplayer video game played by professional players in an organised environment. Since the dawn of the internet, multiplayer gaming within an organised context for prizes has been a big thing. In a nutshell, competitors play video games, while being watched by a live audience. Millions more watch the games online.

Qatar Esports WEGA Global Games™

The global eSports competition in Qatar will take place over 3 years from 2020 to 2022. It aims to create the most innovative eSports programme on the planet with an impressive lasting legacy. The competition is open to everyone willing to play.

For this first edition, the Global Games are a unique multi games competition featuring CSGO, DOTA2, Street Fighter V, and eFootball PES series. The program includes four big moments: the Grand Ceremony DOHA at Khalifa International Stadium on the 16th of January 2020, the WEGA Champions™ on March 2020, followed by a worldwide online competition starting September 2020, the QATAR Esports WEGA Global Games™, and the Global Games Great Final™ December 2020.

Grand ceremony on 16 January 2020

A Show-Stopping Live Event will take place on January 16 at the iconic Khalifa Stadium to officially announce the launch of the Qatar eSports Wega Global Games in presence of some of the biggest E-Athletes. Around 15 000 people are expected to attend the fascinating grand ceremony to witness performances, entertainment, and talks from game-based influencers. There will be also a 20-min theatrical immersive show for the first time ever in Doha including VR & AR technologies.

Fans and players are invited to its Official Global Games Grand Ceremony, to celebrate Esports and live the passion of gaming, and to share an epic digital experience, to witness and feel cutting edge technology in an immersive visual journey launching the QATAR Esports WEGA Global Games™ edition 2020, 2021, 2022.

The best players/teams to be entitled to a range of prizes

The best players/teams will be entitled to a range of prizes including cash ones, Esports personal coach sessions until December 2020, and being a guest honor of the Global Games Great Final™ in December 2020. The Global Games Worldwide online competition allows the best gamers/teams to qualify for the Great Final in December 2020 in Doha.

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