The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has announced that Dubai will be the setting for the 2025 edition of the Global Esports Games. The news was confirmed by GEF Chief Executive, Paul J. Foster, during the Global Esports Tour event at the Dubai World Trade Centre, June 9th to 11th.
“We are excited to see the incredible progress since our signing of a strategic framework agreement with Emirates Esports at Expo 2020 Dubai last November, to unlock opportunities and develop esports in the region,” Foster said. “The whole world knows that Dubai is a great host and offers a world class setting. We can’t wait to see athletes from across the world as they compete for the glory of their home country’s flag, the fans at home and in the stands, and the chance to show the world their many skills, talents, their personal journey and desire to compete.”
The Global Esports Games is the GEF’s flagship event, taking place for the first time last year, in Singapore. This year’s event is being held in Istanbul, between December 14th and 18th, with Riyadh is Saudi Arabia confirmed as the venue in 2023.