SHANGHAI, September 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — About August 30 and on the 31st, the NextWorld Forum 2023, organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
NextWorld Forum is a gaming and esports summit that focuses on new horizons and opportunities around the fast-growing esports and gaming industries. Co-founder of VSPO, CFO and head of the global strategy office, Danny Tangwas invited to participate in the forums “Gaming is the Economy of the Future” and “Creating the Gold Standard of the Competitive Gaming Scene”, and shared VSPO’s experience and plans for collaboration with Saudi Arabia to build the esports industry.
At the “Creating the Gold Standard for the Competitive Gaming Scene” Forum, HRH the Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al SaudPresident of the Saudi Esports Federation and Vice President of Savvy Games Group, Ralf Reichertpresident of ESL FACEIT Group, and Danny Tang had a discussion about Gamers8, the recent esports event in Saudi Arabia.
Gamers8 is a flagship esports event in Saudi Arabia, which started in 2022 and includes five game projects: Dota2, Rocket League, Fortnite, Rainbow Six: Siege and PUBG Mobile. In 2023, Gamers8 was held on July 8 In Riyadh, Saudi Arabiawith a total prize pool of $45 millionbreaking the Dota2 event record, Ti10 (40 million dollars) in 2021 and thus becoming the highest-earning esports event in history and one of the most eye-catching esports events in the world. On 20 August, PUBG Global Series 2, sponsored by Gamers8 and co-organized by Krafton and VSPO, also ended as an important part of Gamers8. According to Esports Charts, PUBG Global Series 2 reached 163,400 views at its peak and 4.23 million total watch hours, making it the most watched PUBG tournament of the year.
Danny Tang said at the forum: “We are honored to be asked to help create Gamers8, a phenomenal esports event. It sparked a remarkable boom in esports and gave us more confidence to continue to work with Saudi Arabia towards a bold and ambitious goal.
Last September, after the end of the first Gamers8, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed announced a national strategy for gaming and esports. In this way, the Saudi government hopes to encourage more young people to enter the field of professional esports and cultivate the strength to compete with countries such as China And South Korea. According to the Saudi Press Agency, this strategy aims to transform Saudi Arabia to become a global hub for the global gaming and esports industry by 2030. Last November, VSPO co-hosted the first Dubai Esports Festival in the Middle East with the Dubai Ministry of Economy and Tourism and the Dubai World Trade Center, and accelerated the construction of long-term infrastructure and the organization of esports events in Saudi Arabia. “Saudi Arabia is a meeting point of cultures as well as an important bridge between East and West. In this context, we can explore together and integrate the essence of different cultures to create a unique esports experience. » Danny Tang said.
With the recent conclusion of Gamers8 and the huge attention surrounding it, the question of how the esports industry can take such a successful event as a benchmark and continue to create a more creative global gaming feast has been raised . The answer Danny Tang gave is that “This is only the beginning”.
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Founded in 2016, VSPO provides comprehensive esports services, including esports tournament organization and content production, esports marketing, esports community development, complex operation esports and much more.
VSPO has collaborated with a number of world-renowned gaming labels and has successfully hosted and organized a series of official and professional tournaments of famous esports games such as Jakarta Asian Games Esports Showdown, Olympic Esports Week, PUBG (PGC, PCL), PUBG MOBILE (PMPL, PMGC), Crossfire (CFPL), Honor of Kings (KPL), Game for Peace (PEL) etc.
VSPO also continues to build esports complex in major cities around the world, offering a full range of experiences, both online and offline, for esports fans around the world.
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