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Technology & IT | Monday 3 July, 2023 8:55 am |

Saudi Esports Federation and stc further strengthen the Kingdom’s gaming ecosystem through strategic new events partnership

The Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) and stc group today announced a strategic partnership that will provide presence and technical support across a number of events within the SEF portfolio this year, further strengthening the gaming ecosystem and supporting Saudi Arabia’s mission to become a global hub for esports and gaming.


Through the partnership, stc play has been named a strategic sponsor for SEF’s major events this year; Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, the Saudi eLeague, Voices of Saudi Esports, the EFC and the SEF Awards, and other events. All events across the SEF calendar will benefit from high-speed internet, provided onsite by stc.


The partnership will also offer support in a number of other areas at the upcoming Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, the world’s largest gaming and esports event hosted at a purpose-built venue in Boulevard Riyadh City from July 6 for eight weeks.


The gaming platform stc play will operate as the main tournament platform for community tournaments at the event as well as other gaming workshops alongside some of the biggest names at this year’s event.


The InspireU from stc, the accelerator that promote, support and develop digital innovation and entrepreneurship within the Kingdom, will have a major on-ground presence, connecting with up-and-coming Saudi companies in the gaming and esports industries.


Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, the biggest esports and gaming festival worldwide, takes place in Riyadh for eight weeks this summer beginning July 6. Gamers8: The Land of Heroes is offering a $45 million prize pool across the elite gaming titles taking place in the competition this summer – the largest esports prize pool in history.




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