The Saudi Esports Federation has announced that the Gaming Centers’ Face-Off will kick off across five cities in the Kingdom on May 19 and run until Aug. 13.
The federation revealed through its official Twitter account that the tournaments will involve 20 gaming centers in five Saudi cities, including Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, adding that it will held in partnerships with Ignite, the executive program tasked with improving and developing the regulatory and legislative environment for digital content in the film and games sector and digital advertising.
Participants will compete in three different games for 18 titles in each center, with a total prize money of just over $60,000 (SR228,000).
The cross-Kingdom competitions will help discover new gaming talents and ensure Saudi Arabia can obtain the best global electronic games rights.
This is the first time that the Gaming Centers’ Play-Offs have been organized in Saudi Arabia, with the competition open to both male and female players.