· Gamers Without Borders, the world’s largest charitable esports festival, began April 10; Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, the biggest esports and gaming event worldwide, starts July 6
· Strategic partnership between Saudi Esports Federation and Aramco continues achievements from last year’s events
The Saudi Esports Federation and Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, announced a strategic partnership to sponsor the Gamers Without Borders events and the Gamers8: The Land of Heroes festival for the year 2023, after the successful partnership for previous editions.
GWB, the world’s largest charitable esports event, has returned for the fourth consecutive year from April 10. The event lasts for six weeks. Held virtually by the Saudi Esports Federation, GWB serves as a qualifier for Gamers8: The Land of Heroes, the biggest esports and gaming festival worldwide, which takes place for eight weeks across the summer beginning July 6.
The strategic partnership between SEF and Aramco continues the work successfully achieved by both entities at last year’s events. Aramco will once again be a title sponsor of the Aramco Sim Arena, a high-end simulator zone for racing enthusiasts to compete in community tournaments. Further mind-blowing on-ground and virtual activations will be announced in due course.
Ahmed Al Bishri, Deputy CEO at the Saudi Esports Federation, said: “Having Aramco back on board as a strategic partner is a great honor for us and we thank them for their continued support to esports and gaming in Saudi Arabia. There is much to build on from last year’s Gamers Without Borders and Gamers8 editions, as well as much to look forward to in 2023. With the extension of the partnership, the gaming community can expect new surprises through the creation of engaging, attractive content and experiences tailored to their needs. Aramco’s return as a strategic partner adds an extra layer of excellence to events that are highly anticipated around the world.”
Khalid Al Zamil, Aramco Public Affairs Acting VP, said: “We are proud to continue our support of gamers in the Kingdom and the promotion of esports globally. Our ongoing partnership with Gamers Without Borders and Gamers8: The Land of Heroes provides another opportunity to showcase Saudi Arabia’s growing esports industry and the huge enthusiasm for gaming right across the country. Fans can be assured that the activations stemming from the partnership will once again push the boundaries of enriching, modern entertainment.”
GWB has a charity prize pool of $10 million. Included in this year’s edition is the all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament, with six teams battling it out in a single elimination bracket from April 27-29 for a prize pool of $2.5 million. This is the first time this has ever been held. To support GWB, visit the Gamers Without Borders website to donate and make a difference. To stay up to date with the latest event updates and news, follow GWB on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and YouTube.
Gamers8: Land of Heroes is offering a $45 million prize pool across the elite gaming titles taking place in the competition this summer – the largest esports prize pool in history