Aishwarya August 18, 2022 0 Comments

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Looks Into Building An E-Sports Campus To Encourage Future Gamers

Are you a gamer or know someone who’s into gaming? Continue reading to know more.

As a hi-tech ecosystem in Dubai, DSO has always offered a vast range of attractive packages that go hand in hand with your needs and has encouraged you to take full advantage of them. DSO is the only technology park in the region that offers both, a living and working integrated community. As a free zone authority, DSO includes package incentives such as 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of capital, zero income tax, zero corporate tax, no import or export tax, low cost of operations, thoughtfully and well-designed IT infrastructure and facilities, fast track business set-up & licensing, dedicated business support services and an access to regional pool filled with talented technical and engineering profession.

Apart from this, DSO has recently come up with an idea to develop an e-sports campus to encourage future and existing gamers. The arena is being built as an educational academy with a target to include and motivate stakeholders such as parents, gamers and the world of corporates. This E-sports campus will not only help enhance skills of existing and future gamers. It will also act as a training campus for aspiring gamers.

The Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) has already announced the campus’s first event which will be held in the month of October, 2022. As a result, Dubai has never failed to shock you with its thoughts of bringing all kinds of careers forward in the city. The first international gaming event will be a collaboration between the DIEZ and Seed, a firm that focuses on the positive developments of the ecosystem with previous experience for the same. SIGMA will act as a partner in the specializing in e-sports and blockchain event organizing. This is a huge step been taken by DSO which will not only provide an opportunity for stakeholders within the gaming field but will also help existing and potential gamers to step up in the world of gaming, increasing knowledge and strategy. This will also become a major part of DSO’s goal in order to uplift modern-technology in the world today. Slowly and hopefully, this will turn into a hub offering the option of increasing skill, practice, knowledge and strategy.

Mohammed Al Zarooni, Executive Chairman of DIEZ, said: The global gaming industry is valued at US $ 198.4 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach US $ 339.95 billion by 2027. In the Middle East, the gaming industry is expected to grow at an annual rate of 13.88 percent between 2022 and 2027. This growth represents a unique opportunity for gaming and e-sports stakeholders (developers, entrepreneurs, investors, etc.). Al Zarooni said, “DIEZ is active in developing Dubai’s esports ecosystem through DSO and transforming the emirate into a global esports hub by proposing industry visions, strategies and regulations. Taking a step is part of Dubai Silicon Oasis’ focusing on developing the latest technology-based industries in an era when technology is at the forefront of the industry as a whole. Today, we are once again witnessing Dubai’s future-proof nature and its ambition to lead the world in emerging but growing industries. Nicholas Gooder, founder of the Seed Consultant, said: “E-Sports ecosystem. As DSO recognizes the future of gaming and esports and is committed to developing a comprehensive infrastructure for the industry, we are pleased to be able to provide our expertise and support that effort. We are confident that DSO is a vibrant hub for the industry’s pillars of technology-driven companies, start-ups and investors. Seed strives to lay the groundwork and close the gap between entrepreneurs, start-ups to drive growth in the UAE, the wider region and other global industries.”

The E-Sports event, which will take place at DSO in October 2022, sets a goal to attract international companies in regard to E-Sports, with the involvement of professional teams, game developers, virtual reality platforms, sponsors, media, regulators, experts, investors and stakeholders.

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