Riot Games and Intel have reinforced their commitment to promote the esports sector in the MENA region and provide regular opportunities for gamers to compete against each other at the highest level following the conclusion of the Intel Arabian Cup (IAC).
Based on the League of Legends title, the second edition of the IAC, organised by Riot Games and Intel, came to an exciting end recently with the Geekay Esports team from Saudi Arabia crowned champions after their victory over runners up Anubis Gaming.
The IAC showcased the best talent from across MENA region across three seasons through March to October. The best teams from the Country Qualifiers, Competitors League and Champions League were given a chance to showcase their skills, dominate the play field and build a momentum leading up to an epic finale at the end of last month.
Over 1,000 teams registered and participated during the course of the three seasons of IAC. Fans across the region were also able to follow the action live with the competitions broadcasted over League of Legends channels on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook.
With matches streamed online, the competition has also allowed gamers to be recognized for their talent. The tournament received over 6,1 million views in total with the grand finale garnering over 1 million views.