The RUSH Festival, the largest event bringing gamers from across the world together, concludes its activities Wednesday after five days of gaming competitions.
Gamers flocked to the event to compete in 34 games, like Call of Duty and PUBG, with tickets selling out very shortly after they were online on the Riyadh Season website.
The festival organized the first PUBG Mobile championship in the region, with 16 teams from around the world taking part. Preparation for the festival’s offline gaming competitions came in several stages and began months ago, with over 14,000 players taking part.
The attendees chose from 500 screens placed throughout the venue, which was also equipped with comfortable seats. They had a wide variety of sports, fighting and war games to choose from, and many big names in gaming were in attendance, granting festival-goers the opportunity to meet their idols and take photos with them.
The festival also offered gamers the chance to share their gaming tips and experiences with one another, and many gatherings and discussions were held.
The Cosplay competition, in which the gamers dress up after their favorite charters, was also extremely popular among the in-person attendees.
On Monday, the winners were chosen by a panel of local and international judges, and they were awarded $19,000.
The festival introduces new concepts for the organization of international festivals and exhibitions of a high quality that meets the standards of a large, passionate segment of society and grants visitors the opportunity to use and see the latest gaming technology. It was organized in line with Riyadh Season’s goal of holding events that generate broad enthusiasm and allow them to undergo unique experiences unprecedented in the region.