PUBG MOBILE launches UAE campus contest in partnership with Endless Studios and G42 Cloud
- Revenue in the Video Games segment is projected to reach US$288.10m in UAE in 2022.1
- The largest segment in the UAE is Mobile Games with a market volume of US$164.30m in 2022.1
- PUBG MOBILE co-developed by LightSpeed Studios and KRAFTON, Inc., published by Tencent’s Level Infinite is one of the world’s most popular mobile games and one of the most watched mobile esports games.
- Endless Studios was founded as a joint venture of E-Line Media and Endless Network and operates a youth-centred game making studio where youth work with game industry pros and other aspiring game makers to create games.
UAE, 20 January 2023 – PUBG MOBILE, one of the world’s most popular mobile games, launched the UAE PUBG MOBILE Campus Design Contest in Abu Dhabi yesterday in partnership with Endless Studios, a youth centred game making studio, and G42 Cloud, the Abu Dhabi-based leading Cloud Computing provider.
The PUBG MOBILE University Campus Design Contest is open to university and high school students across the UAE, who are invited to create their own fanart and design concepts for game skins (i.e., ‘outfits’ in the game) or a selection of in-game items and submit their artwork by April 12th online. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges, following which a shortlist of contestants will go through to a final stage of In-game voting, with PUBG MOBILE players voting for their favourite work. The UAE winners will be announced in May.
The UAE contest launch, which is part of a wider global initiative, took place in the Abu Dhabi Gaming HQ, with students, deans and gaming industry professionals from across the UAE gathering to hear about the contest launch. In the spirit of supporting the development of the thriving gaming industry in the UAE and bridging the gap between educators, industry and students in the gaming space, the launch brought together gaming phenomenon PUBG MOBILE with global gaming educators for youth, Endless Studios, and G42 Cloud, whose cloud computing infrastructure enables exceptional performance.
Talal M. Al Kaissi, CEO, G42 Cloud and Endless Studios Board Member, said: “The gaming industry is growing rapidly in the UAE with a strong drive locally to develop homegrown talent and games. We are delighted to bring UAE university students, gaming youth educators like Endless Studios and industry players like PUBG MOBILE together to provide a platform to showcase UAE students’ work to the gaming industry through this University Design Contest.”
John Lacey, Country Manager, Level Infinite, MENA, Tencent Games Global said: “We are thrilled to offer students in the UAE the opportunity to develop their design capabilities, showcase their work to the industry and establish a link between students and industry, and encourage capacity building for future designers and developers of the UAE in partnership with Endless Studios and G42 Cloud.”
- Statista, Video Games UAE
- Arab News, November 2021
About PUBG MOBILE:
PUBG MOBILE is based on PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, the phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.
ABOUT ENDLESS STUDIOS
Founded as a joint venture of E-Line Media and Endless Network, and in partnership with G42, Endless Studios operates a youth-centered game making studio where teens and young adults work with game industry pros and other aspiring game makers to create games. The team and organisations behind Endless Studios have collectively empowered millions of youth around the world to learn 21st century skills through the process of creating original games. Past projects include Gamestar Mechanic, The Endless Mission, Terminal Two and the XPrize Connect Code Games Challenge. Endless was founded by Matt Dalio.
ABOUT G42 Cloud
G42 Cloud is the region’s leading sovereign cloud provider. Since its inception in 2018, the company has focused on delivering a world-class, secure and scalable cloud platform, that underpins digital transformation and sovereignty across the public sector and regulated industries. G42 Cloud’s infrastructure enables and benefits from the wider G42 group’s technology ecosystem of AI enabled industry solutions to deliver superior performance and is designed to make organizations more intuitive, agile, and efficient to solve real-world challenges.
Today, G42 Cloud operates its ‘National Cloud’ product through multiple data centers and supports workloads that can be classified as:
• Secure – disconnected, single-tenant deployments
• Private – disconnected, single and multi-tenant deployments
• Connected – optional internet enabled, multi-tenant deployments
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