Students across the Middle East will compete for scholarships worth Dhs255,000
Gaming takes a step higher in the industry as Dubai stages the region’s first-ever ‘Interschool Esports Tournament’ featuring FIFA 20 this year.
The event will take place on December 12 and 13 at Meydan Grandstand, as part of the previously announced 2019 Girlgamer Esports Festival.
The tournament will comprise of two categories played out over six-minute games of FIFA 20: one for juniors aged 6 to 11, and one for seniors aged 12 to 16.
Schools from all around the Middle East will compete in matches of FIFA 20, all for a grand prize of scholarships worth Dhs 255,000 collectively.
Maximum of two students can sign up to represent their school and battle it out in a knockout tournament of two days.
Each category will have a winner. The senior tournament winner can claim Dhs 100,000 and while the junior tournament winner can go home with Dhs 70,000. Runners-up will still get a grand prize of Dhs 50,000 and Dhs 35,000.
Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim, Vice President of Meydan Malls, said:
“By hosting Dubai’s first Interschool Esports Tournament, we continue to build a platform that caters to the ever-evolving demands of a diverse customer base that craves the online entertainment experience.”
The tournament is supported by the Dubai Sports Council, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, and 10X Media.
Additionally, a career and education fair will be available for students and parents interested in building a career the esports industry, featuring recruitment booths and stalls from gaming companies.
Interested? Click here to sign up!