True Gamers launches esports venue in Jordan

Disclaimer 9/5/24: True Gamers previously reported to Esports Insider that the collaboration was with the Jordanian authorities. However, the company has since noted to Esports Insider that this was incorrect, with the partnership being with RizeUp Sports Complex. The article has been updated to reflect this.

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True Gamers, a network of esports lounges, has announced a collaboration with Jordanian public-private partnership facility RizeUp Sports Complex.

As a result of the deal, the two parties will join forces to open a ‘cyber sports arena’ at the King Hussein Business Park in Amman, Jordan.

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The 1000-square-foot facility will play host to amateur and professional esports tournaments. In addition to the venue organising its own events, True Gamers will also host its own events within the venue. Alongside tournament operations, the facility also aims to contribute to the development of the Jordanian esports industry.

According to a release, the primary aim of the collaboration is to ‘foster gaming culture in Jordan’ alongside creating ‘new opportunities for aspiring professional gamers and gaming enthusiasts’. The first event at the facility will be a tournament featuring teams representing Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

Amman continues to act as a hub for the gaming and esports sector in Jordan. In April 2024, MENA esports organisation FATE Esports unveiled its facility in the capital city. FATE’s facility will house the organisation’s roster for competitions and practice. Similarly to True Gamers, the facility will also host grassroots tournaments.

Vlad Belyanin, CPO of True Gamers, spoke on the deal: “We are thrilled about our collaboration and the new opportunity to develop esports in Jordan.

“We thank the Jordanian Esports Federation and the Royal Family, particularly His Royal Highness Prince Omar Bin Feisal, for their trust, and we are confident that our joint efforts will benefit the Kingdom and further stimulate innovation, economic growth, and social development.”

Alongside plans to open a facility in Jordan, True Gamers is also planning to build an ‘esports island‘ in Abu Dhabi. The $280m (~£223.8m) project will feature numerous locations focusing on esports bootcamps, competition and accommodation.

Jonno Nicholson
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