ArabicGamers Celebrates 1st Anniversary and Announces Middle East Comic Con Partnership

London, UK – March 12, 2013 

The new videogame editorial website ArabicGamers ( www.arabicgamers.com) is proud to announce it will be celebrating its first birthday today (March 12, 2013) with an official association with the Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC).

Arabic Gamers serves Arabic and English speaking audiences with the most up-to-date gaming news, reviews and previews from all Arabic speaking countries in the Middle East, North Africa and worldwide and will be running the game stage at the 2 nd annual MEFCC held in Dubai between April 5 th and 6 th

The ArabicGamers team will be running panels, discussions and game demonstrations on the game industry as well as inviting the audience to participate in competitions while the event will be live streamed on ArabicGamers allowing the world to tune in.

Editor in Chief Tamer Asfahani, former editor of IncGamers.com and ex BBC radio and World Service Arabic journalist has said the site has given gamers the chance to access the same level of content which Western audiences now expect.

"ArabicGamers has been in the pipeline for a few years and we launched in March 2012 with the remit of serving Arabic speaking audiences, whether in the Middle East and Africa, or Arabic speakers like me born and bred outside of the region,” commented Asfahani.

“We’re delighted with our organic growth over the last year and we’ve increased our traffic month on month while building a strong online and social media profile”

Asfahani also said that the current partnership with the MEFCC event is a key step forward in mobilising the Arabic speaking audience.

“This will be the second year for MEFCC and we’re excited to be a part of a growing movement in the region. The first event in 2012 created a huge buzz in the market and with the increase in events like this, videogame editorial sites and independent blogs, the Middle East is an exciting market.”

“Our premiere event in 2012 was an unprecedented success and we’re looking to make MEFCC 2013 even bigger and better!” commented Ben Caddy, Director of the Middle East Film and Comic Con. “The fan response was overwhelming not only in numbers but in enthusiasm for entertainment content and everything is getting a boost this year.  We’ll have more celebs, more guests, more activities and the gaming area alone has tripled in size!”

“We’re very excited to add Arabic Gamers experience to the event and look forward to many years of growing the industry and the fanbase togther” concluded Caddy

“ArabicGamers aims to provide unparalleled coverage in what is a fast growing market for the games industry and already the site has an established YouTube, Facebook,Twitter and Ustream presence, with a weekly TV show going out in Arabic on the site, on YouTube and on Ustream.” added Asfahani

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Editor’s Note:

ArabicGamers – Launched in 2012, ArabicGamers has become an authoritative voice in Middle East gaming.  The site delivers up to date news as well as unique content including video reviews, interviews and event coverage daily.  You can find more on www.arabicgamers.com and www.facebook.com/infoAG.

Middle East Film and Comic Con – The Middle East Film and Comic Con is the region’s largest popular culture festival showcasing Film, TV, Sci-Fi, Animation, Gaming, Manga, Comics, Collectables and more.  Fans can meet celebrities, buy exclusive merchandise, take part in creative workshops & competitions, compete in gaming tournaments or just relax with friends & family.  The premiere event in 2012 attracted 15,000 fans of all ages from all across the region with an expected 20,000 plus expected at this year’s event in April. You can find more on www.mefcc.com and www.facebook.com/mefcc  

For more information contact:

Tamer Asfahani – Editor in Chief

tamer@arabicgamers.com or call +44 (0) 7709818316

 


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