GEF to Host Flagship Global Esports Games in Singapore, Istanbul, and Riyadh for Next Three Years

Singapore-based Global Esports Federation (GEF) revealed Tuesday that Singapore, Istanbul, and Riyadh will be the first three hosting cities for its flagship multi-title esports tournament Global Esports Games (GEG) for the next three years (2021, 2022, 2023), respectively.

GEF unveiled that each year’s GEG will be held in December, and “convene the world in a celebration of esports, virtual sports, music, and entertainment,” according to the announcement. More details, like the prize pool of the events and the official esports titles to be played, have not been disclosed.

Founded in December of 2019 with the support of global funding partner Tencent Holdings, GEF also has partnerships with Tencent-invested game developers like Riot Games, Supercell, and Smilegate, as well as Japanese game publishers CAPCOM, KONAMI, and SEGA. It is likely that the esports titles of GEG will be chosen from those game developers.

In 2020, GEF appointed Chris Chan, secretary-general of Singapore’s National Olympic Council, as the president of the federation. Tencent Holdings vice president Cheng Wu also acts as the vice president of GEF.

(Photo : Global Esports Federation)

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