- Afro-Arab Esports League features 25 member nations across the African and Arab world
- Tournaments in eFootball and Valorant, with separate male and female competitions, will take place during Gamers8: The Land of Heroes at Boulevard Riyadh City this weekend
The Afro-Arab Esports League launched in Riyadh on Friday featuring 25 member nations across the African and Arab world.
The league has been launched to enhance the competitive level of esports across member nations, while utilizing esports’ dynamic spirit and the power of gaming to unite people across borders, cultures, and backgrounds.
Riyadh will host the initial tournaments of the Afro-Arab Esports League this weekend at Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, the biggest gaming and esports festival worldwide. Tournaments in eFootball and Valorant, featuring separate male and female competitions, will take place at the Challenge Zone within Boulevard Riyadh City at Gamers8.
The 25 nations that make up the Afro-Arab Esports League are: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, UAE, Tunisia, Senegal, Kenya, Ghana, Morocco, Bahrain, Oman, Cameroon, Mali, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Burkina Faso, Jordan, Lebanon, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, South Africa, Namibia, and Nigeria.
HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, Chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation, and Chairman of the Arab Esports Federation, said: “The Afro-Arab Esports League is a testament to the growing importance of esports in both the African and Arab worlds and a key way to create space for cultural exchange and cooperation among the 25 participating countries. Together, we herald a future where unity knows no bounds, where the thrill of competition unites us, and where the passion for gaming brings nations together.”
His Excellency Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, said: “We thank HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan for his support in setting up the Afro-Arab Esports League and the inaugural tournaments here in Riyadh. The importance and development opportunities from gathering African and Arab youths together for competitions can’t be overstated.”
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