Girl gamers are getting ready to take centre stage in Dubai. For the first time, the largest festival dedicated to female gamers is coming to the emirate. Taking place at Meydan Grandstand, the world finals of the GirlGamer eSports Festival will take place over four days from Wednesday, February 19 to Saturday, February 22.
Following the qualifying stages in Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Spain and Brazil, the competition in Dubai will bring together nine of the world’s best all-female gaming teams to compete for the prize pool of US$100,000 (Dh367,000).
Team Dignitas from the US are the undefeated back-to-back champions of the last two GirlGamer eSports Festival world finals in the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They will enter as the North American representative. Other competing teams competing against them include Carnage (Australia), Copenhagen Flames (Europe) and INTZ (Brazil). Charon (South Korea), Oob (Europe), Besiktas, Innova (Brazil) and local representatives Galaxy Racer (UAE) will go head to head in League of Legends.
In addition to the main tournament, there will also be other events at the festival including a eSports business conference, educational seminars and a cosplay competition.
Paul Roy, CEO of Galaxy Racer eSports said: “We are proud to join hands with the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) and Meydan One to organise the world’s largest event dedicated to girl gamers. Galaxy Racer eSports is keen to contribute to the eSports revolution that is gathering momentum in Dubai and the broader region. Hosting this event will add new value to Dubai’s emergence as an innovation-driven city.”