Gamers Hub Middle East’s first esports event brought gamers, gaming cafes and gaming brands under one roof.
Gamers Hub Middle East, a community-focused online gaming group for the MENA region, concluded their first month-long esports tournament that not only attracted talented players from around the region, but also brought gaming cafes and gaming brands under one roof.
Gamers Hub Middle East initially started as a Facebook community, but quickly gained popularity among gamers in the region and has now become a full-fledged online platform that aims to deliver quality esports events around the Middle East.
Supported by brands like Dell Gaming, AOC, HyperX, Targus, Whoopey.com and Linksys, their first event, “Battle of Cafes”, saw participation from popular gaming cafes in the UAE, including Millennium Avenue, Que Club, WoW Game Zone, Heroes Cafe, Gee Gee Cafe, Flamingo Billiards, Infinity Electronic Gaming, and more, who battled it out in DotA 2 for a total cash prize pool of $10,000. Over 80 players from 16 teams from all over the UAE participated, showcasing their skills to provide some thrilling matches throughout the tournament.
Ultimately, it was Team Millennium who emerged victorious after defeating Team Que Club in a well fought match. Team Discrete came in as the second runners-up.
“We are overwhelmed with the response Battle of Cafes has received,” said Saad Khan, founder of Gamers Hub Middle East. “We’ve had to turn away international teams as this edition is only for the UAE. GHME aims to bring the gamers, gaming cafes and brands together through regular tournaments. It is exciting to watch and help the gaming industry grow. ”
Gamers Hub Middle East plans to host a number of tournaments throughout the year, as well as provide a fun competitive scene with gaming nights during the month of Ramadan. We will keep you posted on these as and when we have more information.
Source : IGN