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Esports World Cup

The Esports World Cup 2024 is a significant event garnering attention not just from the esports and gaming industry but also from a broader audience and more.

The  Esports World Cup dates

With its eye-popping prize pool and a dazzling array of esports titles, it serves as a focal point where top players and teams from around the globe gather to compete for the Esports World Cup. Scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from July 4th to August 24th, the event promises thrilling competition across various gaming categories.

The Prize Poll

The Organizers have announced an impressive total prize pool of $60 million, distributed across different segments:

  • $30,000,000+ for Game Championships

  • $20,000,000 for the Club Championship

  • $7,600,000 for Qualifiers

  • $1,100,000 for MVP Awards

Game Championships: According to the Esports World Cup Foundation, the prize pool, which is expected to surpass $30 million, will benefit competing teams and athletes across 19 categories.

The Club Championship: In particular, it highlights the performance of esports organizations worldwide, with the most successful receiving a significant share of the prize pool.

The qualifiers and MVPs: The remaining portion of the prize pool will be allocated to qualified teams and outstanding MVPs, totaling approximately $8.7 million.

Esports World Cup
The esports titles

The world's best teams and athletes will compete in 19 titles of esports at the Esports World Cup .

  1. Counter-Strike 2

  2. Dota 2

  3. EAFC

  4. Apex Legends

  5. Fortnite

  6. Free Fire

  7. Honor of Kings

  8. League of Legends

  9. Mobile Legends Bang Bang

  10. Overwatch 2

  11. PUBG

  12. PUBG Mobile

  13. Rainbow Six

  14. Rocket League

  15. RENNSPORT (car race)

  16. StarCraft II

  17. Street Fighter 6

  18. Teamfight Tactics

  19. TEKKEN 8.

The brief history


Since 2017, the Saudi Arabian eSports Federation has been organizing several major events, tournaments, and leagues, and in 2022, the first international Gamers8 tournament was launched.

The 2022 Gamers8 event was held in Saudi Arabia from August 18-20 with a prize pool of over $12 million.

The 2023 Gamers8 event was held from August 16 to 20 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the theme The Land of Heroes with a prize pool of $45 million.

The Esports World Cup

The government of Saudi Arabia plans to develop esports by 2030 with its ambitious “Vision 2030” program, and it aims to become the global center for esports events, tournaments, leagues, and esports hub.

In October 2023, the Esports World Cup fund was established to be financed by the Saudi Arabian government, and the Gamers8 event, which had been held since 2022, was rebranded as the Esports World Cup.

In October 2023, the Esports World Cup foundation was established to be financed by the government, and the Gamers8 event, which was held since 2022, was reproduced under the name of Esports World Cup.

Kiddiya mega project

The Esports World Cup Foundation has signed a three-year deal with Saudi Arabia's real estate giant Qiddiya to build the Qiddiya eSports District, where the Esports World Cup will be held. At the same time, a new Esports Arena was built with the Elite Player Lounge.

Earlier this month, eSports tournament organizer ESL FACEIT Group signed a five-year deal with Saudi Arabia's Qiddiya City mega project. Savvy Games Group, which is backed by the Saudi Arabian government, also owns ESL FACEIT Group since the merger of the companies in 2022.

Esports World Cup
Credit: Esports World Cup

Bear with us for updates on the eSports World Cup.

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