This week in esports: Dubai X-Stadium, Immortals, Hyperplay, Paris Saint-Germain

This week in esports has been yet another busy one, so as always, we’ve rounded up perhaps the biggest stories to keep you in the loop.

From the Middle East’s first esports stadium to an unscripted show following players for Immortals, to an esports and music festival, to Paris Saint-Germain entering Dota 2, there’s a lot for you to learn.

Plans revealed for Middle Eastern esports venue, Dubai X-Stadium

Dubai X-Stadium

Dubai Media Office and TECOM Group have come together to announce the Dubai X-Stadium, the first esports-dedicated venue in the Middle East. The aim of the stadium is to “establish Dubai as a regional and global hub for hosting video game events.”

Endorsed the United Arab Emirates’ Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, it’s hoped that the stadium will help the nation get into the esports industry and boost tourism.

Read the full article here.

Immortals and Mountain Dew partner, creating esports show with Lionsgate

Immortals Mountain Dew

In a new partnership, Mountain Dew has become the official beverage of Immortals. As part of this deal, the companies are planning digital and live activations on Mountain Dew’s Twitch channel.

Together with Lionsgate, Immortals and Mountain Dew are working together to create content and properties together. This includes a pilot for an unscripted esports series that gives an insight into the behind-the-scenes happenings at Immortals.

Read the full article here.

Riot Games and MTV team for esports and music festival, Hyperplay


Riot Games, the publisher behind League of Legends, is working with MTV to create Hyperplay – a festival that aptly features both esports and music, located in Singapore.

Hyperplay will be presented by the Singapore Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the National Youth Council of Singapore, and will last for two days. Parts of the event will be live-streamed, with key moments also being broadcast across Southeast Asia.

Read the full article here.

Paris Saint-Germain enters Dota 2 with LGD Gaming partnership

PSG LGD Gaming

Paris Saint-Germain’s esports division has re-entered the MOBA genre in partnership with Chinese organisation LGD Gaming. The players acquired in this deal are Wang ‘Ame’ Chunyu, Lu ‘Maybe’ Yao, Yang ‘Chalice’ Shenyi, Xu ‘Fy’ Linsen, and Jian Wei ‘xNova’ Yap.

Now with a Dota 2 team titled PSG.LGD, the players will first represent PSG at EPICENTER XL in Moscow starting April 27th. LGD Gaming recently placed second at the Dota 2 Asia Championships, and are in a good spot to reach The International later in 2018.

Read the full article here.