eSports is coming to Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The worldwide leading tournament with 750,000USD prize money will take place in the United Arab Emirates from 19th to 21st and 22nd to 24th of October: Dubai! The 50,000USD Counter-Strike 1.6 tournament will be the biggest eSports event to ever be held in Middle East ever. Find all the information about this Global Challenge below.

How can I apply?

GITEX Digital Game World will take place at the GITEX Shopper in Airport Expo, Dubai. The 16 teams in CS will play in an amateur qualification tournament, of which 4 teams will qualify for the 16 team professional Global Challenge tournament on Wednesday to Friday. All you need to do is fill in the form linked here and send it back to us via e-mail to dubai.cs.gc(at)esl-world.net. Your application will be processed by our admin staff and you'll be notified whether your team got accepted to the tournament or not.

50,000USD Prize Money!

16 top-tier Counter-Strike 1.6 teams will compete at the GITEX Digital Game World arena in Gitex Shopper from 18th until 24th of October 2008. 50,000USD prize money for the best teams in the world is up for grabs along with two Global Finals Slots for the winning continents. This promises to be a thrilling eSports clash in the Middle East between some local teams and the world elite in CS 1.6!

A local pre-qualifier will be held from 19th until 21st of October. From 19th to 21st and 22nd to 24th of October the main tournament with all the top teams will start! Four teams will qualify through the local pre-qualifer for the main tournament.


Intel Extreme Masters III
Global Challenge Dubai!

19th to 21st and 22nd to 24th of October 2008




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