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DUBAI: UNIVERSITY Esports is coming to the MENA region, offering students from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Morocco the chance to represent their universities and demonstrate their potential in esports not only nationally, but also internationally.
The competition was brought through MenaTech (MTE), GGTech’s subsidiary in the region. The entertainment company was committed to bringing the world of esports closer to the educational environment.
In this first edition, UNIVERSITY Esports will count with the support of some of the pioneering institutions in the development of esports at a regional level. Specifically in Saudi Arabia, the competition will count on the participation of the Saudi Esports Federation (SEF), one of the most powerful federations in the region.
The federation’s CEO Turki Alfawzan said: “We are thrilled to partner with MENATech on this competition that allows university students not only to represent their universities but also to showcase their hidden talents. It is our mission as the federation to find talents, nurture them, and encourage their communities to flourish. These tournaments are the means to enable the industry by catalyzing it and enabling talent to flourish.”
In Egypt, MTE’s local partner will be BME eSports, the fully integrated gaming and eSports solutions provider as well as an event planning and production giant that has shown a strong commitment to the promotion of Egyptian esports, also supporting some of the best regional teams.
BME Global CEO Ahmed El Goheiry said: “As founders of Insomnia Egypt and leaders of the esports market in Egypt and the MENA region, we believe that the University Esports tour will add extensive value to the market and will help facilitate the discovery of new potential pro esports players. We are very delighted and excited to have been chosen to lead this project in Egypt.”
Throughout the competition, MENATech will count with the collaboration of Riot Games and Epic Game, who aside from being two of the most important publishers in the world, have long given their strong support to the league. Both companies maintain their commitment to UNIVERSITY Esports, offering the opportunity for participants to compete in some of the best games on the market such as League of Legends and VALORANT from Riot Games, as well as Fortnite from Epic Games.
Participation and registration
Once students from the different universities have configured their teams and chosen the games they want to participate in, they will be able to register. They will also be able to follow the development of the competition at @universitymena (twitter/IG/Fb/YT) and @universityesportsmena on Twitch.