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Updated 13 October 2021

The upcoming Riyadh Season 2021 promises only the best for its visitors, with an exciting calendar full of unique events and attractions. Entertainment activities at the event are not just restricted to concerts and parades. Head over to the year’s biggest gaming event at RUSH, which will be launched at the Riyadh Season this year, and get your adrenaline pumping. 

At RUSH, you’ll find exclusive games, thrilling competitions and tournaments, all in one exciting space where you can enjoy cosplaying with your friends and be surprised by the prizes you may receive. Keep reading to know more about the gaming event and how to get your tickets. 


RUSH, the largest gaming event of the year in the KSA brings together the best names in the gaming sphere: gamers at all levels, publishers, brands, influencers and content creators, entertainers, and a massive legion of fans in an experience unlike anything else. 

The five-day festival is expected to attract thousands of video games lovers, to enter competitions and challenges in a group of games and win prizes totalling upto one million Saudi riyals.

The “RUSH” gaming experience

The name RUSH is inspired by Real Time Strategy (RUSH) games, a style of playing where the player or team goes on the offensive and tries to attack and defeat the opponent early in the game. RUSH is an annual event that brings together top gaming talent, brands, game publishers, and ardent fans in an extravaganza of competition and fun, and in the process, build a global community. 

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The event has organised several gaming competitions offering exciting cash prizes for the winners. The following are some of the participating gaming events this time at the Riyadh Season. 

FIFA 22– Prize pool: SAR 9,000
Rocket League– Prize pool: SAR 12,000
Mobile Legends– Prize pool: SAR 20,000
Mortal Combat– Prize pool: SAR 24,000
Tekken 7– Prize pool: SAR 25,000
Brawlhalla– Prize pool: SAR 25,000
Brawl Stars– Prize pool: SAR 25,000

Cosplay competition

Do you have the moves to bring your favourite characters to life? To walk the walk, to talk the talk, to blur the lines between fantasy and reality? If you do, this is your invitation to the largest cosplay contest of the year with a prize pool of SAR 70,000. 

You will be judged on the craftsmanship of your costume, your Stage Performance, and the Accuracy of your character portrayal, so come prepared to put on a stunning show for our judges. 

Venue and timings

Within the activities of the Riyadh Season 2021, the “RUSH” festival for electronic games will be launched in the Riyadh Front Entertainment District, one of the 14 sets of the season. 

The activities of the five-day festival will kick off on October 22 and continue until October 26. 

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Registration has opened for participation and the purchase of tickets at the link:

Prices for the five-day event varies according to the type of pass you choose. Here are the types of available tickets:

1 Day Pass: SR 100
1 Day Pass (FAST TRACK): SR 200
5 Days Pass: SR 400
5 Days Pass (FAST TRACK): SR 800

Please note that the tickets are non-cancellable, refundable, or switched.

In the event of a cancellation, postponement, or change of the date of the event:

  • The ticket value will be refunded as a balance in the electronic wallet with the service provider.
  • The customer can use the credit to purchase a new ticket for the same event or any other event provided by the service provider.
  • Credits must be used during the season only.

The ticket must be added to the Tawakkalna application to be able to enter. There are two ways you can add your Riyadh season tickets to the Tawakkalna App:

  • After purchasing the ticket online, click on share it with Tawakkalna App.
  • Your ticket will then show up in the ‘Events’ section of the Tawakkalna App.


  • While purchasing your tickets online you will be asked to enter a Tawakkalna passcode.
  • Go to Tawakkalna App > Passcode > Tawakkalna Passcode
  • Click on ‘Generate Passcode’
  • Enter the Passcode
  • Your ticket will then show up in the ‘Events’ section of the Tawakkalna App.