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JEDDAH: An esports festival brings international musical artists to Riyadh for the eight-week event.

Gamers8’s lineup features DJs, rappers and singers from the Arab world, Europe and the United States, including Lil Pump, Nancy Ajram, Hamaki, Disco Misr, Alan Walker, Russ, DJ Snake and Balqees.

Artists will perform every weekend for fans and attendees.

Gamers8, which is the largest gaming and esports event in the world, is brought to the city by the Saudi Esports Federation.

Its objective is to blur the borders, those between countries and those between the real world and the virtual world, and to bring players closer together. It is also a step forward in finding players, strengthening the gaming community in Saudi Arabia and introducing them to the rest of the world.

A scholarship of up to $15 million is up for grabs.

The big games of the festival are PUBG, Dota 2, Rocket League, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Fortnite.

Musical performances and children’s activities open the event to a wider audience, with around 1,000 activities and attractions at Boulevard Riyadh City during the festival.

SEF COO Ahmed Al-Bishri said, “Gamers8’s goal is to bring the virtual world of esports games into the physical realm of Riyadh while merging a plethora of entertainment such as music, festivals, shows and the latest experiences for children.

“We are thrilled to bring some of the biggest names in music to Riyadh this summer and know they will contribute significantly to a season of incredible moments and memories.”

Full artist and festival details can be found at gamers8.gg.

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