Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) a government-backed sporting excellence centre and a major player in Qatari sport, in partnership with Wega, a leading global payment solution developed by Truxtun Capital, has announced the first ever eSports World Cup to be held in Doha.
The idea is to become an “Esport World Cup”, nothing less !
The first edition of the eSports World Cup , dubbed the “Aspire WEGA World Cup” will take place in November 2019. The tournament will lead to a live final competition in Doha in 2022 on the threshold of the official FIFA World Cup kickoff. The event will run for 40 days with a number of titles already being confirmed including FIFA, Fortnite, League of Legends and DOTA 2.
Abdullah Nasser al-Naemi, director general of Aspire Logistics: “We are thrilled to sign this agreement with Wega, the world’s leading e-sports organisation, and to announce the first eSports World Cup in the Middle East: The Aspire WEGA World Cup. We are keen to expand sports events to other areas and this is an effort in this regard”.
“We are seeking new concepts and electronic industry promises new areas for sports. We are also planning to launch several other initiatives. We are constantly innovating to become the reference in sports excellence worldwide by 2020. The electronic gaming industry is currently one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with an annual growth rate of 40%. Building on the success of Qatar’s national team during the AFC Asian Cup earlier this year, we are now expanding into this exciting new sports entertainment field.”