European eSports organisation EGL has announced plans to launch in the Gulf and MENA regions.
The Middle East Gaming League (MEGL) arm of the group will be established in collaboration with local distributor Red Stallion Interactive.
MEGL will cater to all 18 countries in the Middle Eastern market in a number of ways, including Arabic language support. The prospective local audience is estimated to be around 20 million gamers.
The first MEGL tournament is slated for launch at the beginning of July, with multiple online and physical competitions across a number of venues and cities to follow.
We will work with EGL to make MEGL the undisputed leader in eSports in the region,” said Dr Mohamed Juman, chairman of Red Stallion Interactive. The initial collaboration has already been very fruitful, with a bright outlook for the Middle East operation.”