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Kafu Games – Key Contributor To Saudi’s Billion dollar Esports Gaming Industry

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KAFU GAMES, Saudi’s first homegrown gaming platform, an esports hub for gamers and organizers on any device, has announced a list of milestone achievements since its launch in 2020.  The platform has hosted world-class Esports tournaments for leading titles, registered more than 430K players and 150K teams to date; seen more than 12,000 games played with 103 champions, and given away prizes worth more than SAR 10 million. The gaming platform is officially licensed by the SAUDI ARABIAN ESPORTS FEDERATION.

As the largest gaming platform in MENA, KAFU GAMES’ strategy is to continuously grow its catalogue of competitive tournaments and launch new features that take advantage of cutting-edge technology and further enhance the gamer experience on the platform while continuing to be a player, in the development of the gaming community in the region.

Gaming enthusiasts of all ages can participate in tournaments such as: Corporate Leagues, Gamers without Borders Seasons 1 and 3, online and offline competitions, and on-ground events. KAFU GAMES was the first to hold FIFA 23 online and on-ground community tournaments.

Some of the important features of KAFU GAMES include custom avatars to game on all the way, competitions among friends and leaderboards, and toolkits for professional game organizers to keep the excitement going.

Rami El Khalil, CEO of KAFU GAMES

Commenting on the announcement Rami El Khalil, CEO of KAFU GAMES said: “Our mission is to fuel the Esports community globally, starting with the Kingdom. Since our launch, we have witnessed exponential growth. We are delighted to be one of the key contributors to the rapidly growing billion-dollar Kingdom’s gaming powerhouse and look forward to increasing our market share by tapping into the US$6.8 billion Esports market growth expected by 2030.”

“As the largest Esports gaming platform in the Middle East, we at KAFU GAMES are non-stop hosting leading global titles in Esports competitions and making them accessible for amateurs, professionals, and players at all levels. We are planning to roll out phase 2 of our strategy and are currently in talks with leading investors in the MENA region. We have several enhanced features that are in the pipeline and hope to get them incorporated to strengthen our capabilities and take our business to the next level,” he added.

Recent major collaborations include the launch of the Salam Gamer League for Salam Telecom, and the KSA-exclusive launch of New State Mobile, the latest game from Krafton Games, the publishers of the famous PUBG game.

“Our ongoing strategy is to partner with companies that can help increase our reach and provide a holistic experience to all our gaming enthusiasts with international standards. Via these partnerships and collaborations, we hope to capitalize and contribute to the Kingdom’s expected exponential growth,” concluded El Khalil.

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