Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
“Yas Mall” is preparing to present a wide range of exciting events and entertainment activities during the month of Yas for electronic games, with the return of the Yas Festival for electronic games with a better and broader version than before.
The Boulevard Pass, during the period from 7 to 17 July, will become a real gateway to a world of exciting adventures while offering many video games to professional and amateur players alike. Participants can join exciting competitions, meet many players, celebrities and cosplay artists, and dress up their favorite characters as well for a chance to win many special prizes.
The Yas Electronic Games Festival will last for 11 days, during which residents and visitors of the UAE capital will have the opportunity to enjoy free of charge a variety of gaming platforms, esports, and exciting competitions for guests of all ages. The festival provides a complete virtual world with hosting platforms dedicated to “PlayStation” and “Xbox” games, each of which includes 6 devices equipped with the latest video games, in addition to a gaming platform inspired by the famous Nintendo game “Super Mario”, and includes 3 Switch devices with many One of the great video games. The festival offers a variety of exciting games for players of all experience levels, including Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, WWE2K22, Pac-Man Museum +, Lego Skywalker, Sonic Origins and many more. Music lovers can enjoy playing to the beats of the “Just Dance” platform that accommodates up to 8 players.
In turn, the Arcade Alley accommodates up to 12 players who can go back in time to enjoy more than 1,000 games from the most famous old electronic games such as Asteroids, Simpsons, 1948, and Street Fighter.
Motorsports enthusiasts can head into a dedicated zone with 3 life-size simulators to compete against each other and indulge their passion for speed with F1 2020 and Grand Turismo games. There are also many fun daily platform games including FIFA, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and many other daily prize competitions.
Registered football players will have the opportunity to play the FIFA 2022 tournament on PlayStation 4 consoles, on July 8 from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Players get a chance to win a prize of 4000 dirhams for first place, 2,000 dirhams for second place, and 1500 dirhams for third place.
Fortnite professionals will also have the chance to win the Yas Games Festival Cup, as the Fortnite Pro Championship will be held on July 9 from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm on the PlayStation 4 consoles. 5 teams are competing in this tournament, each led by a famous player, to reach the podium of the game’s champions this year. The first place team will receive a prize of 4000 dirhams, the second place winners will receive 2,000 dirhams, and the third place prize will be 1500 dirhams. To further build momentum, the tournament prize of AED20,000 will be donated to a charity in the name of the winning team.
On July 15, guests will be able to dress up as their favorite movie and game characters or see some of these characters in a costume contest. Guests can enjoy the ingenuity of creating these costumes and posing for photos with famous movie and game characters. A jury will judge the costumes in the competition based on the quality of the costume’s execution, attention to detail, and performance related to the chosen character. Participants will have the chance to win many special prizes; Including 10,000 dirhams for the first place, 5,000 dirhams for the second place, and 2,500 dirhams for the third place.
Nintendo fans will have a chance to compete in The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament, which will be held on the Nintendo Switch platform on July 16, from 6:00 pm until 111:00 at night. The top three winners will receive prizes of 4000, 2000 dirhams and 1500 dirhams, respectively.
The Yas E-Sports month, which continues throughout July, culminates in hosting the famous V10R Esports League Final; This season’s champion of the popular racing simulation series will be crowned at Yas Mall. The semi-finals, bronze medal and final round of the Racing League will be held on July 22-23, 2022 with prizes totaling AED 444,112. In its third season, the league will feature some of the brightest teams in sim racing, including Mercedes AMG Esports, Red Bull Racing Esports and Aston Martin Esports, as well as the special YAS HEAT team.
Throughout the festival, visitors will be able to participate in the “Gaming4Good” event, a social responsibility initiative in which they can donate or buy used games and gaming equipment, with the proceeds going to the Emirates Autism Center.
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