Massive gaming event returns to Abu Dhabi for second year

Yas Gaming Festival returns for 11 days of fun and competitions

Massive gaming event returns to Abu Dhabi for second year

Gamers and e-sportspeople in Abu Dhabi are in for a real treat once Ramadan is over.

Yas Gaming Festival is making a return to Yas Island on June 5.

This year there's an incredible 11 days of fun taking place at Yas Mall, including cosplay and gaming competitions. Registration for both events is open now.

On the first day of Eid there will also be 24-hour non-stop gaming.

Yas Island has partnered up with IGN Middle East for the event, which will end on June 15.

More than 35,000 people turned up last year but organisers hope the 2019 edition will be bigger and better.

You can expect to see big names from the YouTube and gaming world, including Zubair Sarookh and Hemo King.

As well as showcasing the latest video games, there'll also be retro games to play, virtual reality to try out and tournaments including Street Fighter V, Overwatch and Fortnite. Influencers and gamers will also be taking part in a PROAm tournament, which has a Dhs20,000 prize (which will be donated to autism awareness). 

You can also help the good cause by taking part in Gaming 4 Good. All you need to do it donate games and consoles, which will be sold off.

It's suitable for all ages and running alongside the gaming there will be the chance for parents to join in with informational discussions on kid-friendly and educational gaming.

Registration can be done now by clicking here.

Free. Jun 5-15. Yas Mall, Yas Island.

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