Saudi Esports Federation and Qiddiya collaborate for world’s biggest esports festival

04 July 2023 Riyadh, KSA
 world’s biggest esports festival
  • SEF and Qiddiya partner on second edition of Gamers8 to provide immersive gaming experiences
  • PIF giga-project sure to play a starring role in the sustained rise of gaming and esports across KSA, says CEO of SEF
  • Qiddiya supports Vision 2030, with aim to raise Saudi citizens’ quality of life
The Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) and Qiddiya have announced a partnership ahead of the second edition of Gamers8, the largest gaming and esports festival in the world.
From 6 July, PIF-owned Qiddiya will be the Nexus Partner for Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, organized by SEF, which takes place at Boulevard Riyadh City for eight weeks.
To support the realization of Vision 2030, Qiddiya is creating a cultural, sports and entertainment destination in Riyadh to improve the quality of life for Saudi Arabia’s residents and elevate its capital to become one of the world’s top 10 city economies. The PIF giga-project is set to offer novel and immersive gaming experiences and the opportunity to live in the international center of the gaming multiverse.
Qiddiya will provide bespoke interactive experiences throughout Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, which boasts a world record prize pool of $45 million. The event will come to a close by bringing together industry leaders and experts from across the globe to experience onsite activations at gaming and esports symposium Next World Forum.
Turki Al-Fawzan, CEO of Saudi Esports Federation, said: “The Saudi Esports Federation is delighted to announce Qiddiya as our Nexus Partner for Gamers8: The Land of Heroes. The new entertainment landmark is sure to play a starring role in the sustained rise of gaming and esports across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the years ahead.
“Given our shared vision for growing this increasingly vibrant and influential sector and providing new opportunities to all, we have absolute confidence that our partnership will be a resounding success and one that ensures the second edition of Gamers8 leaves behind a lasting legacy.”
Abdullah AlDawood, Managing Director and Board Member of Qiddiya, said: “Our partnership with the Saudi Esports Federation shows our commitment to Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, the Next World Forum and to gaming fans and entertainment enthusiasts around the world.
“Through such partnerships, Qiddiya aims to become the leading entertainment, sports and cultural destination globally, while also fulfilling the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 that seeks to build an ambitious nation with a vibrant society and a thriving economy.”