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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism, along with the Esports World Cup Foundation, are introducing a new e-visa for ticket holders to the matches, reports Wego.


The first edition of the Esports World Cup, replacing the former Gamers8 festival, is being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia, funded by the country’s Public Investment Fund. The country is also taking significant steps to ease the process by introducing e-visas to facilitate the entry of visitors to the matches.

The event begins grandly on 4 July 2024 and will run until 24 August 2024. Ticket holders to any of the matches of the Esports World Cup can now avail themselves of a 90-day single-entry e-visa from Saudi Arabia’s online visa platform.

The Esports World Cup is part of the National Strategy for Gaming and E-Sports launched by Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman. The event enhances the Kingdom’s position as a global gaming and e-sports destination, promotes tourism, diversifies the economy, and develops promising sectors in line with Vision 2030