$50,000 up for grabs at Bahrain’s biggest gaming convention

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A total prize pool of $50,000 is up for grabs as Bahrain’s biggest gaming convention starts next month.
DreamLand Expo is set to be the largest 2018 gaming and eSports destination in Bahrain with tournaments in nine games, in addition to various stage events, special guest appearances, and a multitude of gaming activities.
It is being organised by DreamLand Expo Group and will take place on February 2 and 3 at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).
“The event also aims to encourage gamers to advance and exploit their skills to enter the gaming industry,” said DreamLand Expo public relations officer Mai Isa.
“DreamLand Expo is executed by a team of experienced individuals and passionate gamers that seek to give the community the ultimate experience for entertainment and gaming and raise the bar and standards when it comes to gaming and eSports events in the region.”
There will also be a cosplay competition with BD300, BD200 and BD100 for the top three winners along with trophies and medals.
The event will also exhibit unreleased games for visitors to get hands on experience before the official launches.
The expo will also feature workshops, live entertainment, arcade games, virtual reality games, carnival games, a car show, and an artist’s alley.
The tournaments will be held for the following games; Overwatch with a BD1,500 prize pool in addition to 30 megabytes per second (mbps) fibre optics from Batelco, Call of Duty WWII with a BD1,300 cash prize and a 500mbpps fibre optics, Fifa18 with a prize pool of BD1,200 and 500mbps fibre optics, and Rainbow Six: Siege which has a BD1,100 cash prize and a 30mbps Batelco fibre optics.
While League of Legends will have a cash prize of BD1,000 and a 100mbps fibre optics package; Rocket League with a BD600 prize pool and a 30mbps fibre optics connection; HearthStone with a total prize pool of BD400 and a 100mbps fibre optics connection; Tekken 7 with a BD400 cash prize and a 30mbps fibre optics package; and Clas Royale with a BD200 total prize pool and 500mbps fibre optics connection.
Tickets for the convention are available online at dreamlandexpo.com, and at all McDonald’s branches, Respawn Gaming Centre in Sanad, and Ice Games in Jid Ali.
Tickets are priced at BD10 for a one-day pass, BD15 for a two-day pass and BD40 for a VIP pass.
Source Credit: Gulf Daily News


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