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Global Esports Federation and Saudi Esports Federation unveil Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games

The GEF flagship multi-title esports tournament is set to thrill with titles – Dota 2, eFootball 2023, PUBG Mobile, and Street Fighter 6

The Global Esports Federation moves into the final phase of preparation for the third edition of its flagship event, the Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games (#GEG23), together with the Saudi Esports Federation. This prestigious multi-title competition will take place in the vibrant city of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from December 12-17, 2023.

The spectacular #GEG23 is a convergence of esports, sports, technology, entertainment, and culture. The event unites the extensive #worldconnected community of the GEF, featuring a roster of over 950 athletes hailing from more than 100 nations and territories across the globe. It promises an extraordinary display of talent on a grand stage of global esports.

Featuring a thrilling lineup of world-renowned esports titles, #GEG23 is set to captivate audiences worldwide. From Dota 2 (Valve) to eFootball 2023 (KONAMI), PUBG Mobile (KRAFTON & Level Infinite), and Street Fighter 6 (Capcom), the competition promises intense battles and unforgettable moments.

“We are thrilled to bring the Global Esports Games to Riyadh. Together with the Saudi Esports Federation, we reaffirm our commitment to advancing esports on a global scale. #GEG23 is more than just a tournament; it’s a celebration of talent, innovation, and the power of esports to unite people from diverse backgrounds – and it is our flagship global event."
Chris Chan, GEF President

“In its third edition, #GEG23 is set to achieve new heights as it takes center stage in the burgeoning esports hub of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has swiftly ascended as a prominent player on the global esports stage, having hosted some of the largest and most iconic esports events in recent years. As the competition unfolds amidst the fervent support of their dedicated fans, the Kingdom's esports luminaries, renowned for their exceptional talent and achievements, are poised to leave an indelible mark on this prestigious event.”
HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, President of Saudi Esports Federation

Paul J. Foster, GEF CEO shares his excitement about the upcoming Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games, “As we prepare to showcase the incredible talent and innovation at the heart of #GEG23, we are always looking to push the boundaries of esports excellence for performance to shine. #GEG23 will be a moment where history is made, and the esports community comes together in a global celebration of friendship and fierce competition.”

“Hosting the Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games marks a significant milestone in the development of the competition. It is also a great opportunity to give our local community new opportunities to showcase their skill on the world stage. We are honored to collaborate with the Global Esports Federation in staging this event. Riyadh once again this year will shine as a global esports hub, welcoming participants and fans from across the world to experience the energy, excitement, and culture that Saudi Arabia has to offer,” added HRH Prince Faisal.

In addition to the main esports competitions, Riyadh will host GEFcon, the Global Esports Federation's global convention that gathers thought leaders from around the world. Simultaneously, GEFestival, a dynamic celebration of esports, entertainment, and youth culture, will run in parallel with the #GEG23 Finals, making Riyadh the epicenter of global esports for six action-packed days.

For more information about the Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games, visit


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