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Pakistan to hold first-ever national e-sports tournament

Around 567 teams will be participating in the national tournament according to the ministry of Information and Broadcast.

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Pakistan to hold first-ever national e-sports tournament!

Around 567 teams will be participating in the national tournament according to the ministry of Information and Broadcast.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry announced the development on Monday saying that Pakistans has entered into the area of e-sports for the first time, Free Fire League.

“There are prizes of Rs 10 million in this game, the winning team will be able to participate in a global competition with a prize of 2 million dollars,” the Federal Minister said.

“Children, as young as 12-years-old, who are interested in E-sports have a chance to become millionaires through e-sports,” said the information minister.

“This is a great opportunity for the youth of Pakistan and it will give the e-sports industry a boost, while other gaming companies will also be able to enter the market,” he added.

The representative for Garena said, “Special thanks to Fawad and Ministry of Information Pakistan for setting up this great opportunity for Bigo, Garena, and especially for the e-sports industry.”

E-sports has been declared regular sports in Pakistan on January 13 after a memorandum signed between Pakistan Sports Board and Pakistan Science Foundation.

 

 

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.