Game Evolution Dubai event in November with LoL and Dota 2

Posted by Christoph "malnor" Helbig at 19 February 2013 17:55
Dubai gets its own premier eSports event in November, with League of Legends, Dota 2 and CS:GO being the three main titles.

If it goes as an Emirati conferences and exhibitions organizer wants it, the eSports world will look to Dubai in November. On two days, five eSports tournaments in League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA 13 and Super Street Fighter IV will happen at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

While LoL, Dota 2 and CS:GO will be played on PCs, the other two games are console games. The event on November 15-16 is called Game Evolution and lures teams from all over the world to Dubai with prize purses of i.e. $60,000 for League of Legends and $40,000 for Dota 2. All tournaments will have four invited teams and 16 open registration slots. Registration starts Friday, March 1.

Game Evolution will provide PCs

With the early announcement of the tournament, so far there are no collisions with other eSports events known. Joel Michael from INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions has confirmed that "all 20 slots for the 3 games (LoL, Dota 2, CS:GO; Ed.) will be provided with PCs by Game Evolution." There will also be a main stage at the Dubai WTC to present one match at a time to a live audience. This live audience will have to buy visitor tickets which are "sold from a price range of $20 to $70", Michael explains.

For the online audience, the organizers are currently still in talks with several live streaming providers. However, the Game Evolution website says "each match will be played in front of millions watching online". Two days for three tournaments with 20 teams each, that's a tight schedule, but eSports enthusiasts and pro teams willing to make the trip, might already start planning their Dubai trip in November.

Source: Game Evolution