Gaming Tournaments: From Garages to Arenas

In this month's edition of Next World Labs, we look into the ever changing state of esports. From where it was and where it is now, check out our infographic as we take a look at some of the esport events that have evolved from community gatherings to the mega shows we know today. We also bring you exclusive insights from His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud, Chairman of the Saudi Esports Federation, Ralf Reichert, CEO of the Esports World Cup Foundation, and the visionary team behind the esports organization Twisted Minds. 


Read this month's exclusives featuring the titans in the esports industry.

The Visionary at Play: HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan on Shaping the Future of Global Esports

His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan opens up about the Federation's goals and his personal connection to gaming.

Ralf Reichert: How the Esports World Cup Foundation can elevate Players

Ralf Reichert shares key insights and his future plans with the Esports World Cup Foundation.

The Twisted Minds Journey to Global Triumph

The team behind Twisted Minds share an in-depth account of their ascent to prominence in esports, culminating in their recent ground-breaking victory at the Gamers8 Club Awards.


A curated selection of articles and stories that made an impact.

HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud Elected IESF President

HRH Prince Faisal has been instrumental in growing esports in Saudi Arabia and will help IESF achieve its goal of promoting sustainable and responsible gaming worldwide.

Source: IESF

Sam Altman returns to OpenAI in a bizarre reversal of fortunes

Sam Altman will return to lead OpenAI, days after his surprise ouster as CEO triggered an employee revolt that risked undermining the leading company in the AI industry.

Source: CNN Business

Microsoft's Xbox will leapfrog Sony's PlayStation for the first time ever

Microsoft and new purchase Activision's combined gaming revenue beat Sony's in the first half of 2023.

Source: Quartz

The Game Awards 2023 Winners: The Full List

Who will be the big winners of one of the biggest nights in gaming?

Source: IGN 

Tencent shifts focus to majority deals, overseas gaming assets for growth

Tencent is adjusting its M&A strategy to prioritize acquiring majority stakes in foreign gaming companies, aiming for global expansion to counter slowing growth in China.

Source: Reuters 

ByteDance weighs sale of gaming studio Moonton

ByteDance is weighing sale of gaming studio Shanghai Moonton Technology (Moonton), Bloomberg reveals, citing undisclosed sources.

Source: Verdict
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