Dubai eSports Festival 2022 Successfully Closed

Dubai eSports Festival 2022 Successfully Closed
Dubai eSports Festival 2022 Successfully Closed

Chairman, Dubai Media Council Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum The 1st Dubai Esports Festival (DEF 2022), held under sponsorship, ended on the 20th of this month. DEF 2022, held at the Dubai Exhibition Center in Dubai Expo City from the 9th to the 20th of this month, was co-hosted by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) and VSPN, the world’s leading esports activities and solutions company. And du participated as an event partner.

PGC Final Award Ceremony

Reinforcing Dubai’s position as a technology, innovation, events and tourism hub, DEF 2022 brought together leading gamers, esports thought leaders and fans from around the world. On the final day of the 12-day event, the first PUBG Global Championship 2022 (PUBG Global Championship) finals were held. Natus Vincere Team won the championship, and Team 17 came second.

DEF 2022 kicked off with the two-day Initiate Summit. Initiate Summit is a groundbreaking B2B learning and networking platform for esports and game industry professionals, developers and creators. The Initiate Summit was co-hosted by Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) and the Knowledge Partner of the event, Dubai Media City, a subsidiary of TECOM Group. With more than expected applicants, the Initiate Summit welcomed more than 1,000 attendees and more than 60 thought leaders from the industry and esports sector, demonstrating Dubai’s desire to grow in the esports sector.

On the second day of DEF 2022, the most important attractions of DEF, GameExpo and PopConME, were held. Organized by DWTC and Alanza Trading jointly, GameExpo and PopConME feature Hollywood’s top celebrities, special fan meetups, exclusive workshops, film premieres, international artists and creators, Painter’s Alley, cosplay competitions with Dh75,000 prize money to the winner, gaming competitions and e-sports tournaments.

The four-day GameExpo hosted three grassroots esports tournaments alongside world-class games like Minecraft and Honor of Kings. Local esports contestants and young gamers took to the stage to show off their skills with prize money targets of up to $25,000. The first DEF concluded with a thrilling live music concert by popular Egyptian artist Wegz.

DEF 2022 is aimed at gamers, families, friends, art and music lovers, industry professionals and esports professionals to unite and develop the gaming and esports community in Dubai and the Middle East.

For more information about DEF 2022, visit

(DUBAI, UAE, November 24, 2022 PRNewswire=연합뉴스)

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