The biggest esports and gaming festival in the world, Gamers8, is returning this summer, with a prize pool that sets a world record at over $30 million, more than double the amount awarded last year.
The eight-week entertainment extravaganza, dubbed "The Land of Heroes" for the 2023 season, returns with a bang on Thursday, July 6.
The next eight weeks will be jam-packed with the biggest esports tournaments, live performances from famous musicians, festivals, concerts, community games, educational platforms, and entertaining events for people of all ages.
The world's finest esports teams and individuals competed at Gamers8 last year for a $15 million prize pool across five popular games: Rocket League, Dota 2 Riyadh Masters, Fortnite, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, and PUBG Mobile.
Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, Chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation, said: "Gamers8: The Land of Heroes is going to be the destination this summer, and we are delighted to once again welcome the elite of the esports world to Riyadh. The Land of Heroes is the place for both esports champions competing for glory and gaming fans looking to write their own stories."
"Showcasing the most popular titles on the planet will be amplified further this summer. To be frank, when we mean bigger and better this summer – we truly mean it. We cannot wait to reveal what we have in store for Gamers8: The Land of Heroes."
In 2022, Gamers8 was successful in bringing the virtual world of esports and gaming to Riyadh, the perfect location for an ultra-modern festival with lofty goals.