The competitions of the Afro-Arab Esports League launched on Saturday, featuring participation from over 25 national teams. These teams will compete for three days in a variety of tournaments tailored for both men and women, covering popular games such as eFootball and Valorant.
Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation and chairman of the Arab Esports Federation, and Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports attended the inauguration ceremony of the Afro-Arab Esports League, Saudi press agency (SPA) reported.
Prince Faisal described the arrangement of the Afro-Arab Esports League as a demonstration of the sector’s importance in both the Arab and African realms.
He highlighted it as a primary means to foster cultural exchange and collaboration among the participating nations, expressing hope that over time, more of its counterparts from the Arab world and African countries would join the participating teams.
He also emphasized the desired goals of these championships, which provide an opportunity for players to come together, share experiences, and celebrate their shared passion while competing in the realm of Esports.
Dr. Sobhi lauded the efforts of Prince Faisal in spearheading the creation of the Afro-Arab Esports League. He highlighted the importance of uniting the youth from the Arab and African regions in a single platform to engage in these competitions, noting its evident significance and the numerous opportunities it provides for growth.