- 40 students representing more than 30 universities from UAE, KSA, Egypt and Morocco have experienced the first Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports international tournament, and competed for a share of $10,000 prize pool in Abu Dhabi (UAE)
- In VALORANT, UAE’s team ‘Zoomers’ got victory over Moroccan’s ‘Team 2G’, becoming the first university esports champions in the history of the MENA region
- 168 universities, 1,700 teams and more than 8,600 players from these countries have participated since November 2021, to reach the first finale edition of the Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Masters MENA Series
Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 20, 2022 The UAE team ‘ Zoomers ’( comprising scholars from University of Birmingham, Curtin University Dubai, Abu Dhabi University and Heriot- Watt University) surfaced victorious in VALORANT at the first Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Masters MENA Series Grand Final, after a wild four- day event hosted by MENA Tech( a company of GGTech) in Abu Dhabi.
‘ Zoomers ’ beat ‘ team 2G ’, comprising of Moroccan institutions analogous as Ibn Tofail University, Sidi Mohamed BenAbdellahUniv., Ecole Marocaine des lores del’ Ingénieur( EMSI), andL’ Office de la conformation professionnelle et de la Promotion du Travail( OFPPT).
Considered as one of the top esports events within the university ecosystem in Europe, the first edition of the Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Masters MENA has shown a great position of contest among the different armies. The armies were not only contending for a share of a$,000 prize pool but also representing their countries and universities in this international event, and wanted the prestige of being crowned as the first MENA university titleholders in League of Legends and VALORANT.
In VALORANT, after their great performance in the event, Hamdan ‘ Shuriken ’, from ‘ Zoomers ’, stated that “ I feel fete to be a part of the victorious team in Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Master MENA champion. contending internationally felt great, especially because I have shared the experience with my real- life buddies. The setup and the association was perfect, plus we played against really cool contenders. We had fun, it was like playing against your buddies, so everything went fluently. ”
Being a party among 40 other university scholars from 31 universities across the UAE, KSA, Egypt, and Morocco, has been a formerly- in-a-lifetime experience for the contenders.
Mario Pérez, CEO of MENA Tech, said “ This first indigenous final is just the morning of our commitment to help increase the esports space in the region and be an essential path for those scholars passionate about video games to develop their professional careers and particular chops. Our success is thanks to our mates, Riot Games and Amazon, who are helping us come a strong reference in the region. ”
A sector in continuous growth
Since its inception, Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports has witnessed the enormous expansion of the esports sector, not only as a competitive discipline but also as a booming job request. In 2022, the global esports cult is read to reach 532 million and those in arising regions, which includes MENA, are predicted to continue to rise, going from83.6 million in 2021 to95.5 million in 2022. Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports is presently present in farther than 20 countries on four landmasses, with the participation of nearly,000 universities and further than,000 scholars. In the last two times it has come one of the top esports leagues worldwide at university position, and has the support of important brands present in this terrain.
Particularly in the MENA region, this last season of the Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports competition had representatives from roughly 170 universities,,700 armies and further than,600 players from these four countries who have been contending since November 2021 to reach these tests. Competitions of this position serve as an entry vehicle for immature professed professionals, gamers, creatives and, in general, originators in this thriving sedulity.
The association of the first edition of this crown in the MENA region has been made possible by the support of companies analogous as one of the most important publisher, Riot Games, which has banded with GGTech in university competitions worldwide from the truly morning, and sponsors who accompanied us through this first- time competition in each request as Samsung, Clear, Doritos and STC in KSA, as well as Samsung and Lifebuoy in the UAE.
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GGTech Entertainment Group brings the world of video games and electronic sports closer to society promoting values such as integration, sportsmanship, teamwork and the desire to improve, and using entertainment as motivation to learn. GGTech Entertainment is committed to interactive environments, specialized in the development, production and commercialization of video games, while also investing in generating content with new technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality
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