Abu Dhabi’s Al Qana to Host Esports Hub Next Year

Abu Dhabi’s Al Qana to Host Esports Hub Next Year

The Al Qana waterfront project sets up another future experience for residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi. Now, with the launch of ‘Pixel’, it will be one for gamers too. The waterfront destination will go live with a gaming complex next year.

Abu Dhabi’s new waterfront destination, Al Qana, will host a dedicated esports and VR gaming complex next year. Robocom VR will be the sole provider of the content and technology for the ‘Pixel’ hub, as it will be known, while Al Barakah International Investment is the developer of the project.

The project, which will include the first ever certified esports academy in the region, will feature space to host tournaments as well as an arcade area that will be run by gamers for gamers.

Gaming in the MENA region is estimated to be a USD 4,5 billion industry, with the number of gamers exceeding over 100 million. “We will provide an opportunity for gamers to grow and develop their professional talent to compete in international competitions,” said Karim Ibrahim, CEO of Robocom VR. “We are excited to reveal gamers’ heaven, the most integrated gaming experience at Al Qana Abu Dhabi, for the UAE and the rest of the world.”

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