In a groundbreaking move set to transform the gaming scene in the UAE, Nigma Galaxy has officially launched the “Nigma Galaxy Experience,” an innovative esports hub located at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. This eagerly awaited venue opened its doors at the end of Q1 2024, instantly becoming the go-to destination for esports enthusiasts across the region.

Developed in collaboration with Aldar, the owner and operator of Yas Mall, the Nigma Galaxy Experience spans an impressive 260 square meters and boasts 32 cutting-edge gaming stations, alongside a dedicated shop. It also serves as the headquarters and training grounds for Nigma Galaxy’s professional teams, solidifying its position as a center for esports excellence.

At the heart of this initiative lies a commitment to providing a comprehensive esports experience while nurturing talent and fostering growth within the UAE and the wider MENA region. According to UnivDatos, the MENA E-Gaming market was valued at USD 5,670.9 Million in 2022 and is expected to grow by around 21.1% during the forecast period (2023-2030), driven by increased internet accessibility and the affordability of mobile devices.

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More than just a gaming arena, the Nigma Galaxy Experience is designed to be a hub for talent development. Young gamers can register, play, and receive coaching to improve their skills and advance in the ranks, with opportunities to earn prizes and recognition. The facility is closely integrated with the Nigma Galaxy Academy program, offering a pathway for aspiring gamers to turn professional, with top-ranked players potentially joining the prestigious Academy Teams to kickstart their esports careers.

Christoph Timm, Co-Founder of Nigma Galaxy, expressed his excitement, saying, “We are thrilled to bring the vibrant world of gaming to the UAE through our Yas Mall Facility. Our goal was to create a space where gamers of all ages could thrive, learn, and compete. This facility represents a monumental leap forward for esports in the region.”

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As part of its community engagement efforts, the Nigma Galaxy Experience will host weekly tournaments every Saturday at 18:00 GST, where participants can compete for prizes ranging from merchandise to 1,500 AED in cash. This initiative highlights Nigma Galaxy’s mission of providing exceptional gaming experiences and fostering community involvement.

The launch of the Nigma Galaxy Experience marks a historic milestone for esports enthusiasts in Abu Dhabi, ushering in a new era of gaming excellence and innovation. With its state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to talent development, Nigma Galaxy is poised to lead the esports revolution in the UAE and beyond.


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