Bangladeshi esports player Farid Islam has recently secured a spot in the main stage of the Global Esports Games Riyadh 2023 for the Street Fighter 6 tournament. He will be the only player in this international tournament to represent Bangladesh, competing against 31 other players from all around the world.
Players will battle in EA Sports FC, PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, Dota 2, League of Legends, Dream Three Kingdoms 2 and Street Fighter V.
In an exciting development for the esports community in Bangladesh, two teams, "Hellbent OPx" and "MLT CR" are preparing to compete in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) M5 Wildcard Qualifier in Nepal.
In today's digital era, esports, or electronic sports, has rapidly taken centre stage in the world of competitive entertainment. This arena of competitive video gaming, once seen as a simple pastime, has become a booming industry with global revenue crossing the $1 billion mark as of 2020. And as this wave sweeps over continents, Bangladesh, with its dynamic youth population, stands to benefit immensely from this revolution.
Saudi Arabia has made a resolute commitment to invest $8 billion in the gaming industry over the past year, with ambitious plans to become an international gaming hub.
Much like the outside world, Bangladesh equally shares a love for gaming and competition.
eBLAZE, an local eSports club from the EMK Center, recently won top places at the Minecraft-based educational competition, the NASEF Farmcraft Tournament 2023.
Eight teams with 50 female participants joined this e-sports championship. From there, three teams took part in the final. The winning teams were awarded Tk. 1,00,000 in total.