Gamers8, the Land of Heroes, is set to be the most spectacular and lucrative esports event in history. The Saudi Arabian esports festival, which will take place in Riyadh in 2023, has announced a staggering prize pool of $45 million USD, surpassing the previous record of $40 million USD held by Dota 2’s The International 2021³.
Gamers8 is an initiative of the Saudi Esports Federation, chaired by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, who aims to make Riyadh the esports capital of the region and the world. The event will feature tournaments in various popular esports titles, such as Dota 2, Fortnite, Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege, and PUBG Mobile¹. The exact dates and formats of the tournaments have not been revealed yet, but they are expected to attract some of the best teams and players from around the globe.
Gamers8 is not only a showcase of esports excellence, but also a celebration of gaming culture and entertainment. The event will include live music performances, cosplay contests, gaming exhibitions, and other activities for fans and visitors. Gamers8 also promises to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all participants, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation².
Gamers8 is part of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plan to invest in the gaming and esports industry, which is estimated to be worth over $200 billion USD by 2023¹. The country has already acquired stakes in major gaming companies such as Nintendo, Activision, Electronic Arts, and Embracer Group, as well as esports giants ESL Gaming and FACEIT. Saudi Arabia hopes to diversify its economy and enhance its global reputation through its involvement in gaming and esports².
Gamers8 is undoubtedly a milestone for the esports industry, as it demonstrates the growing popularity and potential of competitive gaming. With such a massive prize pool and a spectacular venue, Gamers8 is set to be an unforgettable experience for both players and fans. Gamers8 invites everyone to join them in the Land of Heroes, where the legends of esports will shine and triumph.