THE GAME IS ON!
THE GAME IS ON!
Dubai Esports & Games Festival (DEF) 2023 is back with a bang to bring things to the next level with five days of action-packed events and activities. Featuring an explosive celebration of gaming with the GameExpo, showcasing the future of the industry with the GameExpo Summit powered by PG Connects, exciting tournaments like the Minecraft Education Challenge and much more, DEF 2023 is an unforgettable gaming extravaganza. Are you ready?
GAMEEXPO SUMMIT POWERED BY PG CONNECTS
The GameExpo Summit is an exclusive B2B esports and gaming conference, powered by PG Connects. From June 21-22, this year's summit will see industry experts from around the world unite, share ideas and insights that will define the future of esports and gaming in the MENA region. Attracting leading agencies, teams, tournament organizers, platforms and publishers near and far to showcase the future of esports and gaming industry in the region and beyond.BUY TICKETS
An epic new realm is rising for fans of entertainment, gaming, comics and pop culture: GameExpo, this June 23-25 in Dubai. From influencers, artists, and authors to tournaments, game drops, and limited-edition merchandise, you’ll find loads of cool stuff to do here.
We invite students to join us for an exciting educational programme to explore how esports and gaming can nurture and raise awareness for future career paths for the next generation. Schools will be provided with career talks from industry professionals, influencer visits, a cosplay theme dress up day and educational workshops. Primary and secondary students will have the opportunity to participate in the Minecraft Education Challenge exploring a Dubai based map, challenge themselves in a sustainable themed Microsoft Makecode Competition and battle it out in the Brawlhalla regional Esports Tournament, with amazing prizes to be won in the grand finals at Expo City! All pre-registered schools and universities are invited to attend the education days free of charge on June 21st and 22nd at Expo City.Register for the Challenge
Play Beyond is a high-octane influencer led esports tournament, the likes of which has never been seen before; coming this June 24-25. Featuring exhilarating new games of multiple genres that none of the players have ever played before and unusual challenges that shake things up, Play Beyond will have fans on the edge of their seats.
Founded in 2022, the Dubai Esports & Games Festival celebrates all things gaming. By combining the best in competitive video games with electrifying experiences and next-gen talent, the annual festival aims to become a regular fixture in the international circuit. It's time to play to infinity and beyond.
WHY ESPORTS IN DUBAI?
As a future-first, innovative city, Dubai is perfectly poised to be the Middle East and North Africa’s leading esports and gaming hub. After all, the city pioneered the region’s first large-scale gaming competition back in 2018, and regularly invests in technology and infrastructure to spur a thriving, connected community where everyone is welcome.