Galaxy Racer Pakistan, the Pakistani branch of Dubai-based esports organisation Galaxy Racer, has announced the launch of Gamers Galaxy, an esports and gaming event said to be the largest to take place in Pakistan.
The event will be held at the Pak China Friendship Centre in Islamabad on January 8th-9th 2022.
Gamers Galaxy will be free to enter, with attendees able to play a range of console and PC titles alongside a number of esports tournaments that will feature a total prize pool of 2 CRORE PKR (~£85,286). Details on the tournaments have yet to be revealed.
The event will be broadcast on television, in partnership with sports television channel TEN Sports, for the first time in the history of Pakistan.
Fakhr-e-Alam, CEO of Galaxy Racer Pakistan, spoke on hosting the tournament: “Pakistan has one of the largest young populations in the world, and we want to give that youth the opportunity to participate and compete globally.
“Our youth deserves the best esports experiences and through Galaxy Racer Pakistan and our flagship event Gamers Galaxy, we will provide the youth with the right platform to compete and succeed on a global level.”
Galaxy Racer expanded into Pakistan in October as part of its global expansion plans. The organisation also entered a deal with Spanish football league LaLiga to collaborate on a new content series involving professional footballers and the organisation’s content creators.
Walid Singer, Chief of Staff at Galaxy Racer, added: “We’re very excited to be hosting Pakistan’s biggest gaming event – it’s such an exciting market for us as it’s one of the youngest populations on earth. There is incredible talent that we just can’t wait to fully tap into, and this all begins with Gamers Galaxy.”
Esports Insider says: Galaxy Racer Pakistan is intent on building up the esports market in the country. By hosting the largest event the country has ever seen, the organisation is highly likely to generate plenty of interest and provide opportunities to cultivate plenty of potential talent in the process.