The Global Esports Federation has selected Dubai as the host city for the GEF’s flagship Global Esports Games 2025.
GEF Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Foster made the announcement at the Season 2022 LIVE kick-off of the Global Esports Tour, staged at the Dubai World Trade Center from June 9–11.
“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,” Foster said. “The world will once again unite in Dubai with the city confirmed to host the Global Esports Games in 2025.
“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.”
Also in attendance at the announcement were Abdulla Al Gurg, vice president of Emirates Esports, chair of GEF Digital Transformation Commission and founder of Esports Management Group, along with Secretary-General Saeed Al Taher.
“Congratulations Dubai and the people of the United Arab Emirates,” said Chris Chan, president of the GEF. “Once again, the eyes of the world, the energy, and passion of our #worldconnected community will light up Dubai, the UAE, and the region.”