- One of many prime esports groups from India, GodLike Esports, just lately revealed a 25,000sq ft gaming facility in India, the GodLike Bootcamp. Positioned in Mumbai, India, the power will home the 40+ sturdy GodLike crew, together with the BGMI, CODM and Free Fireplace rosters and their beloved pet canine, Max.The GodLike Bootcamp is the results of the crew and director’s planning, arduous work and perseverance for greater than a yr. The home, which can be resided in by the esports gamers, content material creators and administration crew, is unfold out throughout 5 flooring, together with specialised options for the gaming crew like ten streaming rooms, two convention rooms, server room, bespoke areas to create content material and host occasions and a GodLike Enviornment and GodLike Café for the crew to unwind. Except for these, the Bootcamp additionally has ten bedrooms, kitchen, fitness center, and parking areas.
Amar Chandgude, Co-Founder, GodLike Esports, stated, “This second feels surreal. I keep in mind talking about doing one thing so important after we began and again then, it appeared like a farfetched dream. The GodLike Bootcamp is one among our greatest achievements but and we’re so excited to indicate it to our followers as a result of all of that is potential due to them.”
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ESFI publicizes nationwide qualifiers Sim Racing World Cup MonacoBased in 2018, GodLike Esports rose shortly to fame owing to the expert players and administration crew. The crew and gamers have gained huge at a few of the most prestigious tournaments together with CODM India Problem 2022, PUBG Cell World Championship 2021, LOCO Struggle of Glory 2021, Skyesports Championship 3.0 and extra. The crew, which has 4 rosters, two BGMI rosters, a CODM and a Free Fireplace roster and is managed by Numen Esports and Gaming, contains a few of the greatest names in India in gaming and several other up-and-coming names. With the brand new GodLike Bootcamp, the crew hopes to make even larger strikes and additional its objectives of turning into a prime title globally.
DUBLIN, August 11, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Middle East Gaming Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The Middle East Gaming Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.1% during the forecast period 2021-2026.
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the gaming market in the region is expected to witness significant growth, owing to an increased usage of online gaming services. Various gaming vendors in the market studied are expected to focus on increasing their user base during this period and surging returns post COVID-19 scenarios, owing to which vendors are offering benefits, offers, and waiving off their fees on the use of their services.
The gaming industry is proliferating in the United Arab Emirates, with rising interest and investment in locally developing homegrown talent and games. In terms of spending, it is a very diverse region. It is expected that the average gamer in the country spends USD 115 per year.
Additionally, the growing penetration of smartphones and online gaming is a key factor driving the growth of the market. The growing development of AR-based apps and games is expected t create market opportunities over the forecast period.
The government of the country is also heavily investing billions of dollars in theme parks and the amusement space. So, as a Saudi entertainment industry stakeholder, trade visitors can attend dedicated conferences to gain knowledge and wealth of experience and get a hands-on technology experience at its innovative best.
Saudi Arabia set up a new charity e-sports event to raise money to fight the COVID-19 outbreak with a USD 10 million prize fund. The competition comes as the COVID-19 outbreak keeps people at home, shuts down businesses, and restricts travel to a minimum. This may unite and connect the global gaming community in response to COVID-19. With around 70% of the country’s population under 30 years and approximately 20 million gamers or gaming enthusiasts, the market is expected to witness growth over the forecast period.
Key Market Trends
Smartphones is Expected to Hold the Significant Market Share
Smartphone gaming has increased in the past couple of years. In UAE, mobile gamers play an average of 20 to 40 minutes of video games a day (source: AdColony). This increasing demand for mobile games is a direct result of various technological advancements such as AR, VR, cloud gaming, 5G. This trend is not surprising considering the mobile game industry primarily relies on new technology. Another trend in the market includes the rise of the hyper-casual game genre.
AR is becoming perfect for mobile gaming, owing to its immersive and interactive nature of technology. Moreover, mobile games are the most popular AR category in app stores. Apart from previously released AR mobile games that are still popular, such as Pokemon Go and Ingress, multiple new additions to the genre are being made by players in the market such as Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Minecraft Earth.
In August 2020, OPPO, a global smartphone brand, partnered with Dubai Summer Surprises to create a gaming extravaganza for the youth. The challenge was developed to engage gamers in the country with a uniquely designed, socially distant gaming arena at Mall of the Emirates.
Dubai Media City also announced that it will launch a new Instagram Live series called GAME_ON, in collaboration with ON.DXB, which will feature regular video game development workshops. Al-Natsheh’s workshop will comprise 3D modeling, rigging, animation, sound engineering, VR, and tips for developers in the United Arab Emirates to further their careers.
Adoption of E-Sports Betting and Fantasy Sites Drives the Market
E-sports are witnessing substantial market demand in the current market scenario, and they are, thus, driving the overall gaming industry across the middle east. The entire e-sports market is expected to grow over the coming years.
Working with the Saudi Telecom Company, Activision introduced dedicated servers – hosted in Riyadh and Jeddah – for Call of Duty in the region. Moreover, Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, followed suit with Middle East servers for the game Valorant, in October 2020.
More recently, Kuwaiti telecoms provider Zain Group – which has 50 million customers across MENA – launched a new eSports brand, Zain Esports, with the aim of building a calendar of regional online eSports tournaments.
As part of this growth, Dubai plans to build a dedicated eSports stadium, and the South Korean-based International Esports Federation (IESF) signed an MoU with the UAE’s Motivate Media Group, as part of their plans to expand eSports in the Middle East.
The Middle East Gaming market is moderately competitive and consists of a significant number of global and regional players. These players account for a considerable share in the market and focus on expanding their client base across the globe. These players focus on the research and development activities, strategic alliances, and other organic & inorganic growth strategies to stay in the market landscape over the forecast period.
Key Topics Covered:
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4 MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Assessment of COVID-19 Impact on the Gaming Industry
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Presence of young & millennial consumers
4.3.2 Adoption of Gaming Platforms, such as E-sports Betting and Fantasy Sites
4.4 Market Challenges
4.4.1 Issues, like Piracy, Laws and Regulations, and Concerns Relating to Fraud During Gaming Transactions
4.5 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.6 Industry Ecosystem Analysis – Game Publishers, Technology & Network enablers, Customers & Stakeholders
5 CLOUD GAMING LANDSCAPE IN MIDDLE EAST
5.1 Current market scenario
5.2 Analysis of Addressable Market for Cloud Gaming in Middle East
5.3 Major Cloud Gaming stakeholders in Middle East
5.3.4 Nvidia (GeForce)
5.3.5 Google Stadia
5.4 Assessment of the major factors expected to influence the adoption of Cloud Gaming Market in Turkey
5.5 Market Outlook
6 MARKET SEGMENTATION
6.1 By Platform
6.1.1 Browser PC
6.1.4 Gaming Console
6.1.5 Downloaded/Box PC
6.2 By Country
6.2.1 United Arab Emirates
6.2.2 Saudi Arabia
6.2.6 Rest of the Middle East
7 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
7.1 Company Profiles
7.1.1 Sony Corporation
7.1.2 Microsoft Corporation
7.1.3 Apple Inc.
7.1.4 Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.)
7.1.5 Electronic Arts Inc.
7.1.6 NetEase Inc.
8 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
9 FUTURE OF THE MARKET
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