Soniqs Esports won the PUBG Global Series 2 in Saudi Arabia, taking home $600,000 in prize money, with Saudi team Twisted Minds in second place.
The event marked the rise of esports in the Gulf State as it grows into a major hub for sporting events.
Sonics win in Riyadh
The 11-day competition culminated in a victory. Sonics Esports on the main street Riyadh city.
team sonicsmade up of talented American and Australian members, snatched the victory twisted mind on their home ground. team question mark came in third. The three teams shared the bulk of the £2 million prize pool of $600,000 for Soniqs Esports, $260,000 for Twisted Minds and $162,000 for Question Mark.
Soniqs team member Hwinn summarized the battle in Gamers8: The Land of Heroes.
“It feels good. I think it deserves it,” Huwin said. “The win came out of confidence and trust, trust in the process and the team. Maintaining a stable atmosphere between games at the end of the game so that we can focus on the next game without worrying too much about the past. It was also important.”
Huwin had positive words for the host country, describing the event as “the best experience so far” in his gaming career.
“It was amazing. This whole thing was an epic spectacle,” Huwin said.
“I am very excited to play in the upcoming tournaments here,” he added.
future of esports
Soniqs Esports’ victory marks another successful end to the sporting event in Saudi Arabia as it seeks to transition to a post-oil economy.
The country is rapidly developing as a sports nation, hosting major events and attracting top-level athletes.For example, a world-class soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo When he signed Al Nasr earlier this year, he made headlines around the world. The football star is rumored to be earning $4.1 million a week at the Saudi club.
Saudi Arabia is also making big strides in golf. The company first launched PGA rival LIV Golf just a year and a half ago, then merged with the PGA in June. This merger effectively amounts to a coup for LIV Golf.
Esports is another area in which the country is making serious inroads. The country plans to build a $500 million “esports city” in Riyadh to become a global hub for the industry.
“It’s a wonderful country”
Huwinn, who was in good spirits after his victory on Sunday 20 August, thanked the host country for making the tournament a success.
“Saudi Arabia is a great country,” Huwin said. “The food is delicious and the people are friendly. For Gamers8, everything they’ve built here is amazing. It’s great to see the growth of esports, especially in this country.”
Hwin said nothing but positive things, but Saudi Arabia’s growing dominance in the field of sports has not lived up to universal praise. Critics of the country’s growing dominance point to a history of human rights violations and treatment of women and the LGBT community.
But no matter how loudly the opposition rants, Saudi Arabia’s huge money speaks louder than that.of Arabianization The spread of sports, including esports, seems inevitable.