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Abu Dhabi to Host World’s First ‘eSports Island’

The eSports Island project, initiated by True Gamers, will feature top-tier gaming tournaments, digital exhibitions and PUBG-style hotel check-ins.

Abu Dhabi is set to don a new global feat, with one of the emirate’s islands is to host the world’s first eSports Island, estimated to be developed with an investment of more than $280M.

The innovative ‘eSports Island’ project, conceived and initiated by True Gamers, the leading international network of eSports clubs, proposes to create a global hub for the gaming industry, with a high-tech venue for hosting top-tier gaming tournaments, professional training facilities for top eSports teams and dedicated content creation spaces for influencers and game developers.

Gamers will also enjoy a luxurious hotel with a unique concept – guests can check into the hotel by parachuting down from a plane in the style of PUBG – providing an immersive eSports experience to them.

Top executives of True Gamers said the company zeroed in on Abu Dhabi for its global project, based on its analytical forecast of eSports development in the UAE over the next five years, anticipated to be the highest internationally.

They also said the proposed eSports Island will embody a significant leap forward for the industry, fostering a thriving ecosystem of innovations, competition, and a community.

“Our vision is to empower gamers to pursue their dreams, ignite passion for eSports in future generations and shape tomorrow’s competitive landscape,” Anton Vasilenko, CEO and Co-Founder of True Gamers, told Arabian Business.