‘Next World Forum’ Discusses Gaming and Esports Sector in Riyadh

The Saudi Esports Federation will launch the “Next World Forum” on August 30 and 31 in Riyadh, after the activities of the largest event for games and electronic sports in the world, “Gamers8: The Land of Heroes.”


The forum will discuss promising opportunities in the fast-growing gaming and esports industry worth more than $170 billion globally, exceeding the worth of both the film and music industries.


Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, Chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation’s Board of Directors, said that the current edition of the forum tackles challenging questions about the gaming and esports industry, as it convenes leaders of the sector and related sectors.


The first day of the forum will see a panel discussion entitled: “Acquisition: Legal Aspects of Corporate Acquisition of Game Studios,” then a session about “Electronic Games, the Economy of the Future,” followed by a session “From Pixels to the Podium: Studying the Relationship between eSports and the Olympic Games,” in addition to a session on “Stagnation of E-Sports: Is the Story Over?”.


On its second day, the forum will witness a session titled “The Impact of Politics on Electronic Games,” a session entitled “Challenges Women Face in Achieving Leadership Roles in the World of Electronic Games,” and then a session about “Analyzing the Mental and Physical Health of Esports Players” and a keynote session entitled “Better Digital Governance in Metaverse and Blockchain.”


The winners of the “Gamers Season Awards for Clubs” will be announced during the “Next World Forum,” which is an innovative method for awarding rewards and an updated system that will constitute a quantum leap in the world of electronic sports.

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