According to GOAL, Saudi Arabia has announced plans to host the first e-sports World Cup starting in 2024, which is a historic development in the e-sports world. To commemorate this important occasion, famous football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently plays for Al Nasr, participated in a panel discussion held in the bustling city of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. During the event, Ronaldo had the opportunity to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, underscoring the global importance of this esports initiative.
Ronaldo shared his enthusiasm and expressed his honor, saying: “It’s an honor to meet His Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman again and it’s great to be part of the panel today to discuss the future of esports and the launch of historic The first #esportsworldcup since “will be held in Saudi Arabia next year! “
The Esports World Cup promises to be an annual event that brings together the most popular video games from around the world and offers an unprecedented prize pool, setting a new standard for esports competitions. The move not only demonstrates Saudi Arabia’s commitment to innovative sports formats, but also signals its ambition to become a preeminent player in the global esports scene.
Beyond the realm of esports, Saudi Arabia’s aspirations also extend to traditional sports. The country is widely expected to receive the lofty status of hosting the 2030 FIFA World Cup, underscoring its commitment to becoming a key center for international sporting events. Additionally, there has been strong interest in hosting the 2035 FIFA Women’s World Cup, reflecting Saudi Arabia’s commitment to fostering inclusivity and promoting gender equality in sport.