Connect with us

Esports

Riot Games Partnering with Intel for Intel Arabian Cup

Published

on

riot games

Riot Games, one of the most well-known game publishers in the world, has officially announced a partnership with tech company Intel in an effort to revamp this year’s upcoming Intel Arabian Cup (IAC).

As part of the collaboration, the IAC will feature a $130,00 prize pool as part of it’s continuous efforts to develop talent within the Middle East and North Africa regions.

The new version of the IAC is set to feature individual competitions for Riot Games’ popular titles such as League of Legends, VALORANT and also League of Legends: Wild Rift for the very first time.

“We listened to feedback from previous participating teams and with the ongoing support of Intel, we have reworked the format of this year’s Intel Arabian Cup” Karim Hachani, Head of Publishing MENA at Riot Games stated (h/t EsportsInsider and TechnoSports).

“Since the launch of the Arabian Cup in 2020, we have seen the competition grow immensely through strong participation and audience numbers. For example, there were over 6.1 million views throughout last year’s entire tournament which was incredible and is further proof that there is high demand for gaming across this region.

“As a leading gaming developer, we are fully aware that this industry is going from strength to strength and we are always exploring how to take things to the next level when it comes to gaming experiences in the MENA region. We listened to feedback from previous participating teams and with the on-going support of Intel we have reworked the format of this year’s Intel Arabian Cup that will not only significantly enhance the experience but also launch new tournaments based on our gaming titles which will help attract more experienced and aspiring players so they can be part of what has become one of the most popular gaming tournaments in the region.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

Comments