Recently, the organizers of the Gamers8 festival announced a $5 million reward for the best esports organizations. The esports organizations that achieve the best results during the festival can win $5 million in prizes.
The best esports organizations are rewarded at the Gamers8 festival
According to Gamers8 organizers, the initiative to award the best esports organizations that are part of the Gamers8 festival comes as part of the Gamers8 Club Awards. These awards aim to choose “the most successful multi-gaming club in the world” and support gamers worldwide.
How is the best esports organization chosen at the Gamers8 festival?
All esports organizations that are present at the Gamers8 festival throughout the festival will accumulate points. These points are earned based on the individual results of the players; likewise, the organizations receive points depending on the teams’ results. Finally, the organization with the highest score takes home $1.5 million.
When does the Gamers8 festival take place?
The Gamers8 festival will take place from July 6 to August 27; this festival will be held over eight weeks in Saudi Arabia. On August 30 and 31, the awards ceremony will be held, which marks the end of this important esports festival. It is important to highlight that this festival’s prize pool is $45 million.
Gamers8 Festival Prize Pool
For the Gamers8 festival, $45 million will be at stake. This important prize pool will be divided into different esports participating in the festival. For the R1, PUGB, Fortnite, and CS:GO competitions, teams, and players will be able to take home a share of the $30 million prize pool. Now, the prize pool for the Dota 2 “Riyadh Masters” tournament will be $15 million.
The new edition of the Gamers8 festival for 2023 expects to exceed all the expectations of teams and esports fans. According to the organizers, this festival will be “the biggest in every way” compared to 2022. The 2023 festival bears the name “The Land of Heroes.”
Musical performances, conferences, and events are expected for this festival, but undoubtedly the most important are all esports competitions.
On the other hand, the Gamers8 Festival has been heavily criticized after the important prize pool that will be distributed was revealed. Many esports fans have criticized the tournament due to Saudi Arabia’s history of human rights abuses. For example, Charles “MoistCr1TiKal” White, the creator of Moist Esports, declined an invitation to participate in last year’s Rocket League tournament.
It is important to note that the Saudi Esports Federation, led by Saudi Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud, is organizing the Gamers8 festival. In addition, the prince is vice president of Savvy Games Group, which in January last year bought FACEIT and ESL for $1.5 billion.