4 Venues, 73,000 Capacity & More; Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia Announces World’s First Esport & Gaming District

Saudi Arabia's Gaming and Esports Revolution unveiled at Qiddiya.

by Deeplata Garde
4 Venues, 73,000 Capacity & More; Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia Announces World’s First Esport & Gaming District

In a groundbreaking move, Saudi Arabia is positioning itself as a global hub for gaming and esports. It’s all set to launch the world’s inaugural multi-use gaming and esports district at Qiddiya. Qiddiya, a colossal mega-project, is set to redefine entertainment, sports, and cultural experiences. Further, it will embody the Kingdom’s commitment to diversify its economy and enhance global competitiveness.

The Unveiling Of The World’s First Gaming & Esports District


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On December 12, 2023, the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) proudly announced the launch of the Gaming and Esports District. Also, its a monumental step towards realising the vision of Qiddiya City. This visionary city is dedicated to play, revolving around the captivating themes of entertainment, sports, and culture.

Key Features Of The Gaming and Esports District


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The upcoming development promises expansive gaming arenas and software development offices upon completion.

1. Gaming Extravaganza
Featuring the world’s largest indoor LED screen, this esports venue outshines its global counterparts.

2. Neighbourhood Dimensions
Spanning over 500,000 square metres, a significant portion, 100,000 square metres precisely, is earmarked for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

3. Gamer’s Haven
Designed with a focus on gaming-oriented lodging, it aspires to become a central hub for gamers to live, work, and play.

4. International Esports Hub
The neighbourhood is set to host up to 25 international esports clubs, fostering residence, training, and competition.

5. Gaming Industry Nexus
Over 30 leading video game production companies will establish their regional offices, attracting key players in the gaming and esports industries.

Overall, the multifaceted development is poised to redefine the landscape, offering a comprehensive haven for gaming enthusiasts and industry leaders alike.

Qiddiya in the Landscape of Saudi Vision 2030


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Giga-Projects: Qiddiya stands among the illustrious giga-projects in Saudi Arabia, alongside Neom, Red Sea, Diriyah, and Roshn. This collective initiative is integral to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Also, it’s aimed at economic diversification and elevating the quality of life for its citizens.

The Kingdom has already demonstrated its commitment to gaming and esports, hosting major events like the Gamers8 festival, the Next World Forum, and the Riyadh Season. Moreover, Saudi Arabia has produced top-tier gamers and streamers in the region. Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Qiddiya Investment Company, Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, has extended his support for the gaming and esports industry with the launch of the Gaming and Esports District.

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A Quantum Leap In The Gaming Industry

Overall, the inauguration of the Gaming and Esports District at Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia propels its gaming and esports ecosystem to unprecedented heights. Further, this district promises a distinctive and unparalleled destination, beckoning gamers, fans, developers, investors, and enthusiasts into a realm of limitless possibilities.

In the intersection of tradition and innovation, Qiddiya City emerges as a testament to Saudi Arabia’s commitment, ambition, and foresight. As the Gaming and Esports District takes centre stage, it symbolizes not only the Kingdom’s dedication to technological advancement but also its pivotal role in shaping the future of global gaming and esports. Saudi Arabia invites the world to witness the birth of a gaming oasis, where dreams are not only played but lived.

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