The Global Esports Federation has confirmed Dubai as the host city for the GEF’s flagship Global Esports Games 2025, while the GEF delegation, led by CEO Paul J. Foster, was at the Season 2022 LIVE kick-off of the Global Esports Tour, staged at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 9 to 11 June.
The landmark announcement was made in the presence of Emirates Esports vice-president, chair of GEF Digital Transformation Commission and Esports Management Group (EMG) founder Abdulla Al Gurg; EMG secretary-general Saeed Al Taher, and Emirates Esports board members, in front of a capacity crowd at the GET Dubai.
The GEF delegation, comprising GEF vice-president, HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud; GEF board members Adrian Lismore and Hala Ghandour; as well as Turkish Esports Federation president Alper Afshin Özdemir; and Brazil Esports Federation president Paulo Ribas, attended a series of meetings and events in the United Arab Emirates as Dubai was confirmed as the host for the GEG 2025.
“Congratulations Dubai and the people of the United Arab Emirates. The Global Esports Federation is delighted to confirm Dubai as the host of our global flagship property – the Global Esports Games – in December 2025. Once again, the eyes of the world, the energy, and passion of our #worldconnected community will light up Dubai, the UAE, and the region,” expressed GEF president Chris Chan.
“We are excited to see the incredible progress since our signing of a Strategic Framework Agreement with Emirates Esports at Expo 2020 Dubai last November, to unlock opportunities and develop esports in the region. The world will once again unite in Dubai with the city confirmed to host the Global Esports Games in 2025,” said GEF CEO Paul J. Foster.
“The whole world knows that Dubai is a great host and offers an epic world-class setting. We can’t wait to see athletes from across the world – standing on center stage at the GEF Arena in December 2025 – as they compete for the glory of their home country flag, the fans at home and in the stands, and the chance to show the world their many skills, talents, their personal journey and desire to compete,” he added.