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Esports events in Pakistan to attract more investors: Dr Alvi

By January 9, 2022Sports events

ISLAMABAD – President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday, while welcoming the organizers of a two-day esports event in Islamabad, said the tournament will involve Pakistani youth and bring new investments to the country in the future.

In his virtual message at the opening of the esports tournament hosted by Galaxy Racer here, he said, “I am happy that the investment is taking place in the Special Tech Zone and that this investment is in the industry. fastest growing video game. . “

He congratulated Galaxy Racer boss Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum and his entire team for their launch event in Pakistan. “This investment will herald a new era of cooperation between the UAE and Pakistan.” The President thanked Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum for his special interest in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s biggest esports tournament “Gamers Galaxy” kicked off with a bang here at the Pak-China Friendship Center on Saturday, providing a perfect chance for young people to show off their skills in the budding sports discipline in Pakistan. The two-day event, which was the first of its kind, carries a purse of Rs 20 million. Gamers Galaxy is an initiative of the Galaxy Racer company of Cheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum. As a result, he was making a significant investment in the technology sector in Pakistan through the Special Technology Zone Authority (STZA). The event includes games, tournament matches and other related activities.

Speaking on the occasion, Galaxy Racer owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, who declared the event open, thanked President Dr Arif Alvi and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for making this event a reality. “This will create a new chapter in UAE-Pakistan relations. This is a first step in eSports in Pakistan and we aim to bring outstanding players from Pakistan to the world,” he said. He said. He said that young people have unlimited opportunities in eSports and the future is theirs. “The launch of the Supreme Galactic League in Pakistan was a good initiative and it is only a We are also setting up academies in Pakistan for young people for eSports, ”he said.

Alam also announced the launch of Pakistan’s largest competitive esports league titled “Supreme Galactic League”. “A total of eight teams will compete in the league, with one team each purchased by Lahore owners Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi Haier, respectively.” He said that in the near future, a large national online competition of schools and colleges named “Galaxy Scholars” will also be held.

Former Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Overseas Pakistanis, Zulfi Bukhari has said that by 2025 the gaming industry will surpass 250 billion. “Alam organized this event in Pakistan. This investment shows that our country has the potential and that the game is a reality, ”he said. “We need to make it easier for businesses for these types of foreign investments. I thank Galaxy Racer owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum for reviewing Pakistan.

He said the game industry is growing faster than the movie industry in the United States. “At a time when the world came to a standstill during the COVID-19 pandemic, the gaming industry is the only one that has excelled. Good luck to the young people participating in the tournament, put us on the map because it is the future, ”he said.

Special Technology Zone Authority (STZA) CEO Amer Hashmi praised the Pakistani government for its full support and explained his and Alam’s struggle and hard work which has worked well in the area of ​​eSports. GroupM CEO Naveed Asghar said there are over two billion players in the world and 100 million in Pakistan. “There is a large gambling market in Pakistan. It’s good to see the female come into the game. It shows the empowerment of women and it’s a great platform for women to showcase their talent, ”he said.