Three-month gaming festival with prize pool of QAR 60,000 kicked off this weekend with Racer and Enigma tournaments
Virtuocity, Qatarâ€™s premier gaming and e-Sports venue, has partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) for its Summer in Qatar program, and is introducing a Gaming Festival from 20 June â€“ 10 August, with players competing for cash prizes of QAR 60,000.
Located within Doha Festival City, the Gaming Festival brings world class digital gaming experiences to Qatar, with HADOâ€™s augmented reality sporting experiences and mobile e-sport gaming. Players and fans can step into a virtual world beginning 20-21 June, with the Racer and Enigma Tournaments.
Aficionados can browse the artistsâ€™ gallery, where local talent will be on display, along with novel gaming and anime collectibles. Budding singers can take the mic at karaoke night (27-28 June) with songs from anime films and cartoons.Â The gaming will begin in earnest from July 5 with Fighting Games Tournament (FGC), followed by an Overwatch Tournament (12-13 July), CS:GO Tournament (19-20 July), and FIFA Tournament (26-27 July).
The semi-finals and finals for all three will take place from 8-10 August. The festivities will include a Cosplay Parade (8 August) and competition (9 August), with closing ceremonies on 10 August.
Virtuocity boasts 4,500 square meters of space, and this Summer in Qatar, offers a mobile e-sport gaming area, meet and greets with influencers, partner booths, Qatar e-sport tournaments, workshops, and more. Through leveraging venues and events such as this, QNTC strives to develop offerings catering to all interests, and promoting Qatar as a venue for hosting large e-sports tournaments.
Running between 4 June – 16 August, Summer in Qatar is part of QNTCâ€™s strategy to develop Qatar as a year-round family friendly destination.Â With partner organizations in retail, hospitality, entertainment and culture, SiQ is introducing a range of exciting indoor and outdoor experiences, along with entertainment programs featuring local, regional and international artists, edutainment, summer and sports camps.