UAE gamers to compete for top spot at Asus Gamesfest

The ship has sailed for Overwatch, but you can still go for glory in the cosplay contest

Asus Gamesfest
The Asus Gamesfest takes place at Hub Zero in City Walk

Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) is bringing the first Gamesfest in Dubai to Hub Zero at City Walk. The event will be held tomorrow from 4-8pm. The brand is partnering with leading gaming companies and entertainment brands to host tournaments including Overwatch (3v3) and a cosplay contest. The event is free to attend for anyone interested, whether they be gamers or not. Participants will also have a chance to walk away with fantastic cash prizes and Asus gift vouchers.

Gamers will get the chance to battle it out in a Overwatch 3v3 tournament. Six players will go head to head on Control Maps to battle for the best of three rounds. Registration is now closed. The prize for top spot is Dh10,000, while the second and third places earn Dh5,000 and Dh3,500 respectively.

The UAE’s cosplay community will sport their favourite anime, manga, movie, cartoon and gaming character costumes in the cosplay contest. Children and adults alike can take part and showcase their cosplaying skills and unleash their inner diva. The top two cosplayers will take home Dh3,000 and Dh1,500 Asus gift vouchers respectively, while the third place earns you the Battlefield Collector’s Edition worth Dh1,000.

You can try your luck at the Asus VR competition where you can test your abilities against droids in the Space Pirates Trainer game. The highest scoring space pirate gets a chance to take home a Dh1,000 Asus voucher.

“With the UAE’s gaming sector on a steep upward trajectory and gamers of all ages looking for an outlet for their passion and skills, we thought it was time to introduce an afternoon of fun with Gamesfest,” says Mahiuddin Khasru, Sub-regional Head of Asus. “Participants of all ages will get to play their favourite games in a high-tempo and exciting environment as they compete for the top spot in each competition category.”

Microsoft, Pizza Hut, Nimble Games and Gear Up are on board, ensuring an action-packed afternoon. Besides gaming competitions and cosplay, there will also be role-playing games and stalls with a wide range of computer products and accessories. Visitors can chill out at the Asus Laptop Showcase and explore the latest gaming laptops featuring Nvidia GeForce GTX 10-series graphics and Intel K-series CPUs and GeForce GTX series graphics.

Check out the Gamesfest Facebook page to learn more.