Dubai Esports Festival to start in November

Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) has announced that the city will host the inaugural Dubai Esports Festival (DEF 2022) from 9th – 20th November 2022 at Dubai Exhibition Centre at Expo City Dubai.

DEF 2022, will be hosted in collaboration with VSPN, a global leader in esports total solutions. It will be the first international leisure event held at the Dubai Exhibition Center since Expo 2020. 

The festival is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to position Dubai as a global city at the forefront of innovation and a leading events destination.

DET and VSPN will host a series of events and activities throughout the festival as part of a strategy to further elevate Dubai’s position as a global hub for esports and interactive tech-driven entertainment. 

The festival will have a diverse offering, including a top-tier international esports tournament featuring world-renowned professional esports players, the launch of a school tournament, a concert featuring high-profile artists, an immersive GameExpo, as well as an industry networking event for domestic, regional and international stakeholders and partners.

Image Credit: Expo 2020