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Gamers8, Aramco team up for SIM competition

Beginning July 4, the event will help identify local SIM for development program launched during Gamers without Borders.

Gamers8, Aramco team up for SIM competition

Gamers8, the largest esports and gaming event worldwide, has announced that Aramco will be a strategic partner of this summer’s showpiece in Riyadh. 


Organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, the eight-week event holds elite tournaments featuring a series of festivals, concerts, and shows. Aramco will be a title sponsor of the Aramco SIM Arena, a simulator zone for racing enthusiasts to compete in daily community tournaments. 


Beyond gaming activities, Gamers8 and Aramco are using the competition to identify top local SIM talent for the development program launched during Gamers without Borders. 


The top SIM drivers selected will receive specialized training with international professional SIM drivers and coaches in the U.K. A documentary film team will follow the trainees’ journey for future broadcast. The prize is $15 million.


We are delighted to welcome Aramco on board as a strategic partner, and thank them once again for pledging their support to the esports and gaming sector in Saudi Arabia.
— Ahmed Al-Bishri, chief operations officer of the Saudi Esports Federation


“Gamers8 is set to be an incredible, showpiece spectacle in Riyadh this summer, blurring the lines between the physical and virtual worlds. The addition of Aramco as a strategic partner adds another layer of excellence to an event that will be an unforgettable occasion,” Al-Bishri said.


Esports, festivals, music, and the ‘Next World’

Gamers8 will focus on four main pillars, which include professional esports, festivals, music, and “The Next World Summit” (an esports and gaming summit that will bring together sector leaders and experts from around the world). 


Gamers8 tournaments will be broadcast live on the event channels in more than eight different languages. Further details on celebrity attendance, top attractions, and tickets will be released on the event website


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