Emirates Esports Federation and ITW Global teams up with EGL

Emirates Esports Federation and ITW Global team up for E-Gaming League

December 4, 2023

The Emirates Esports Federation and ITW Global have joined forces to introduce the EGL (E-Gaming League), a global esports league scheduled to take place in the UAE in April 2024.

With a lucrative prize pool, this first-of-its-kind league will offer Indian gamers a platform to prove their mettle on the international stage. 

Slated to be a multi-title league, the EGL will on board six franchises as team owners that will be competing across various titles like Dota and PUBG. Player selection will be conducted by franchises through drafts, the EGL hence becoming one of the first to embrace a franchise and draft format.

The tournament will feature a blend of international players and emerging talents from across the Middle East, India, China, southeast Asia, Europe and the US. Aspiring players will undergo a rigorous selection process, with multiple rounds of qualifiers scheduled for February and March 2024.

Anticipated to commence in April 2024, the inaugural EGL edition will be preceded by pre-event build-up activities starting in February in the UAE.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Shakbout Al Nahyan, President of the Emirates Esports Federation, commented:

The Emirates Esports Federation under the National Sports Council was set up to ensure the consistent development of esports in the UAE in a fair and regulated manner. The EGL will revolutionise the esports industry and go a long way in achieving our goal of creating a space where publishers, players, organisers & brands can come together and co-exist harmoniously to further bolster the future of esports in the region.

Asia is one of the fastest-growing esports markets currently and with Indian gamers participating in this league, this league will provide country’s talented esports athletes with the platform to showcase their ability amongst the best-of global esports talent. We are excited about the potential of this league and look forward to creating an event that will truly change the trajectory and contribute to the growth of esports.

Nayeem Khan, Co-owner, ITW Global, added:

ITW has been working in the business of sports for the last 15 years and we pride ourselves on understanding the market with an eye on the future, we have always believed in the potential of esports and are very excited to partner with the Emirates Esports Federation to bring EGL to the fans and players. We look forward to launching EGL India on the same concept in October 2024.”

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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