Yas Gaming Festival is back in Abu Dhabi and here’s what to expect

Plug in, prepare your controller and go gaming crazy this month in the capital

Yas Gaming Festival is back in Abu Dhabi and here’s what to expect

The days of arcades, carrying change for machines and using joysticks may be long gone but gaming is bigger than ever these days.

From consoles and online gaming to mobile apps and augmented reality, our appetite for games and entertainment shows no signs of slowing down either.

If you love nothing more than getting to grips with a new game and levelling-up then you don’t want to miss a returning event on Yas Island this month.

Yas Gaming Festival will be taking over YAS Mall the bring the latest and greatest in the world of gaming to the capital from June 5 to 15.

Free to enter, the popular event will feature free-to-play games, tournaments, daily giveaways, appearance from gaming influencers and much more.

For the old-school gamers a retro arcade will be on site and for modern fans you can plug-in to play Overwatch, Fortnite and more.

Think you’re the best in the city? You can compete in competitions playing Street Fighter, Fortnite and Overwatch to prove you’ve got the skills.

Plus, with virtual reality experiences and the chance to pick up the latest accessories and gaming equipment it’s got all the bases covered.

We’ll see you there. We’ll be the ones at the retro arcade getting nostalgic.

Not enough gaming action for you? A new gaming centre has opened up at The Mall at World Trade Center that you should check out.

Free. Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri and Sat 10am-midnight. Yas Mall Town Square, Yas Island

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