Established in 2017, the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic Sports (SAFEIS) was created to nurture and grow the gaming community and industry in Saudi Arabia. It aims to create an environment that aids in the development of elite gaming athletes in Saudi Arabia, bringing them to the global esports stage.
Over the past four years, SAFEIS has organized multiple world-class national and international tournaments, including Gamers Without Borders and eMBS Fans Cup, which has attracted large-scale local and global investments.
The story of this Federation started long before its inception. The world of esports is no stranger to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or its people. It has often brought us together with our loved ones and immortalized an essential chapter of our collective memory. The Kingdom’s youth have always been important players in esports globally and have competed and achieved at global levels. This highlights an important pillar of lifestyle in the Kingdom that we aspire to harness and invest in.
This Federation was not created out of nothing. The infrastructure for creating a vibrant environment for esports has long been laid out by our youth with their love and passion for gaming. This makes our role as a Federation more vital in directing our energies into building an integrated ecosystem that cements esports as a professional practice with economic feasibility and making the Kingdom a regional and global hub for electronic sports.
Our aspirations have been affirmed by the level of engagement we have seen in the events and tournaments SAFEIS organized. Tens of thousands of passionate fans and gamers have come together in this short period to reaffirm the importance of working collectively in achieving our vision and goals in harmony with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. By carrying this early momentum and investing in it, we are building a sustainable and inclusive esports scene that delights gamers of all kinds.
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