YAS GAMING FESTIVAL IS BACK WITH BIGGER, BETTER SURPRISES

Abu Dhabi, 05June 2019:Following its highly successful debut in 2018, the Yas Gaming Festival is returning to Yas Mall from the 5th June to the 15th June. Bringing to life an all-encompassing world of gaming, virtual reality (VR) and tournaments to enthusiasts of all ages, the festival will feature gaming zones, competitions, cosplay, and stage activities. It will also include 24-hour gaming on 5th in celebration of Eid, and in conjunction with the 24-Hour Mega Sale.

 As Abu Dhabi’s premier entertainment, shopping and leisure destination, Yas Mall continues to bring more diverse and innovative experiences to cater to the ever-evolving interests of its customers. Organised in partnership with IGN Middle East, the regional base of IGN Global, the world’s number one media brand for games, entertainment and fan culture, the festival is set to attract more than 35,000 gaming enthusiasts to Yas Mall this year.

This year’s Yas Gaming Festival will also showcase interactive gaming experiences in its themed gaming zones. A virtual reality zone with HTC VIVE VR stations with the latest games will be featured, as well as a themed area for the hit game, Fortnite, TVs and Playstations, and a real-life version of the Rocket League game. Enthusiasts can also discover the latest games in the individual console zones or experience gaming trends of the past in the arcade and retro games zones.

 There will be unlimited action hosted at the stage area with cosplay competitions, and a charity FortnitePro-AM tournament where five teams headed by professional celebrity gamers, will battle it out for the ultimate bragging rights. The AED 20,000 award for the tournament will be donated to the Emirates Autism Center on behalf of the winning team. The philanthropic element of the festival, Gaming 4 Good, invites visitors to donate their old consoles and games for sale at the location on 14th June, the proceeds of which will then be given to charity.

 Additionally, the festival will also host an educational and game development panel, with industry experts discussing topics from how to pick the right game for your children, to how UAE companies are developing world-class video games. For novice gamers who would like to participate in the festival, there is a daily quest board with activities they can complete to win fun prizes including 10 Funko pop action figures.

 The Yas Gaming Festival is a true celebration of the gaming and pop culture in the region, and with non-stop action and entertainment, it promises to captivate visitors of all ages.

What: Gaming Showcase on Xbox, Playstation& Nintendo

Where: Yas Gaming Festival, Yas Mall

When: 7th& 8th June 10am – 10pm

What: Stage Activities featuring Just Dance2018, Mario Kart & Buzz Quiz game

Where: Yas Gaming Festival, Yas Mall

When: 7th& 8th June 10am – 10pm

What: Fortnite Tournament

Where: YasGaming Festival, Yas Mall

When: 7th June between 3pm – 10pm

What: Street Fighter V Tournament

Where: Yas Gaming Festival, Yas Mall

When: 8th June between 3pm – 10pm

What: Gaming 4 Good

Where: Yas Gaming Festival, Yas Mall

When: 14th June between 10am – Midnight

What: Educational Panel (for parents): Guide to Video games

Where: Yas Gaming Festival, Yas Mall

When: 7th June between 4pm – 5pm

What: Cosplay Contest

Where: Yas Gaming Festival, Yas Mall

When: 14th June between 6pm – 7.30pm

What: FortnitePro-AM Influencer Tournament

Where: Yas Gaming Festival, Yas Mall

When: 14th June between 8pm – 10pm

What: Overwatch Tournament

Where: Yas Gaming Festival, Yas Mall

When: 15th June between 3pm – 10pm

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