MENA Tech (MTE), a company owned by GGTech Entertainment to manage its MENA operations, has launched the Strike Arabia Championship, the first VALORANT competition to unite competitors across the GCC, Iraq, Levant, Egypt, and North Africa. The Strike Arabia Championship is the result of MENA Tech’s agreement with Riot Games, and which includes the organization and integral management of the tournament and content production
The Strike Arabia Championship is an important first step for VALORANT in the region, as it is the only tournament that directly links with larger international competitions – giving local teams an unrivaled opportunity to gain industry recognition abroad. The MENA teams will compete for a place in September’s LAN Grand Final and a chance at snagging a $50,000 prize pool. The team that comes out on top will be automatically entered into the Last Chance Qualifiers for Europe, held in October.
Commenting on the partnership, Daniel Ringland, head of VALORANT Esports in MENA and Europe at RIOT Games said, “MENA is a hugely important region for VALORANT with massive amounts of potential. We believe the region will contribute greatly to the overall growth of the esports ecosystem and we’re excited to continue this journey alongside MENA’s pro players, teams, and most importantly, the fans. We can’t wait to be joined by the winner of the Strike Arabia Championship at the Last Chance Qualifiers in October.”
The implementation of the Strike Arabia Tournament has been made possible through a relationship GGTech has cultivated the main publishers, which has seen collaboration at an international level, and aims to encourage and promote the development of an Esports ecosystem, both in the professional and amateur environment, as well as in the educational field, throughout the region. A first step will be the launch of the League in the university environment, UNIVERSITY Esports in the main countries of the region, as well as the development of some amateur tournaments.
The start of MTE activity in MENA is also accompanied by the appointment of Mario Pérez Guerreira as CEO for the region. In his new position, Guerreira will deal with the relationship with the different publishers, hiring the team responsible for the activity in the region, attracting brands/sponsorships, managing events, and launching professional and amateur tournaments in the region.
“We are excited about these first steps at MENA Tech and with the work that the GGTech group is giving in the region, and above all having Riot Games as the main partner of our activity. It is incredible to be able to collaborate to promote the competitive scene, all while generating quality content for fans in the area. And it is encouraging to see that the main publishers are betting so strongly on the growth and competitive positioning of MENA in the global esports scene. All of this is a great responsibility for our team”.
In the coming months, the fundamental objective of MENA Tech in the region, with Mario Pérez Guerreira at the head, is to open new competitions in different countries, both in the educational, professional, and amateur environment at the hands of different publishers. GGTech operates in three continents and in more than 16 countries, which will become 25 by the end of the year, the company will directly manage both its own and licensed competitions, such as the UNIVERSITY Esports League with more than 1,200 universities and more than 100,000 university students participating, registered in 9 different games, qualifying to participate in the regular phase, more than 11,000 teams.
More than 200,000 registered players participate in amateur competitions managed and operated by GGTech. It should be noted that in the professional environment, in less than 1 year, the level of participation in the activity being managed exceeds 6,000 players and 1,000 teams.
Review: Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Mouse
As part of its Champion Series, Corsair announced its latest Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Mouse on the market today. The company sent the new mouse to us in advance for a review. And after using the mouse for a couple of days, we are glad to report that it exceeded our expectations.
The new mouse joins the league of the Sabre RGB Pro, which was launched earlier in 2021. The new Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is very lightweight and packs in an ergonomic design, that offers a competitive advantage to gamers. The mouse itself offers wired and wireless connectivity to laptops and PCS.
In terms of wireless, you get two options – either through Bluetooth or through Slipstream Wireless. The advantage of using Slipstream Wireless is that the technology transmits inputs at sub-1ms speeds, delivering mouse movements and clicks up to two times faster than a conventional gaming mouse, while also ensuring exceptional wireless signal quality throughout your gameplay.
You also get up to 90 hours of battery life that lets you play wire-free for days between charges. In terms of design, the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless features a similar design seen on the wired version. The Wireless variant though has a bit of heft to it when compared with the wired variant.
You get standard left and right-click buttons, with a slight groove in them for comfortably holding two fingers. You also get a bit of texture to the material on both the left and right-click that keeps your fingers from slipping. Forward and back buttons flank the left side of the mouse, and there is a DPI quick-select button just below the scroll wheel.
Inside the box, you get the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless mouse, along with the Slipstream Wireless receiver, a USB Type-C charging cable, the quick start guide, the warranty info and the safety instructions. Getting started with the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is effortless. Connect the Slipstream Wireless connector to your PC or laptop and switch on the mouse in Slipstream mode, and you are good to go.
The mouse weighs just 79-gms – so rapid movements and lightning-quick reflexes are not a problem. The mouse also comes packed with professional-grade gaming mouse elements, such as the first-ever Corsair Marksman optical sensor. The mouse also comes with the highest dpi in any Corsair mouse to date at 26,000-dpi. This makes sure you get very precise movement.
The mouse is also compatible for use with Corsair’s very own iCUE software. With this app, you can customise dynamic RGB backlighting, remap buttons, create macros, and adjust DPI settings. All of these can be stored onto three onboard profiles. On the bottom of the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless, you will find a switch to move between Slipstream (RF), charging/wired, or Bluetooth modes and a button above that to initiate pairing for the latter.
Both types of wireless connections worked without issue during our review. However, while gaming, it’s better to use the dongle and Slipstream, as it delivers lower latency at sub-1ms. The mouse was comfortable overall to hold and use.
During our review, we put the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless to test with a couple of games including Watch Dogs Legion, GTA V, and Doom Eternal. The mouse was very comfortable, quick to respond, and reliable. The buttons were very comfortable as well to use and the sensor on the mouse was very responsive.
The Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Mouse comes with an impressive sensor, a very aesthetic and comfortable design, Slipstream Wireless technology, good overall performance, and a 26,000-DPI.
The pricing of AED 429, is a bit steep. However, if you are looking at top-notch performance, with very good connectivity options, the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless mouse comes across as highly recommended. It thus walks away with the Gadget Voize Editors’ Choice award!
Price: AED 429
Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Mouse AED 429
Inside the box, you get the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless mouse, along with the Slipstream Wireless receiver, a USB Type-C charging cable, the quick start guide, the warranty info, and the safety instructions. Getting started with the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is effortless. Connect the Slipstream Wireless connector to your PC or laptop and switch on the mouse in Slipstream mode, and you are good to go.
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New DEATHLOOP and Ghostwire: Tokyo Hannya Trailer Revealed at the PlayStation Showcase
At the PlayStation Showcase event this weekend, Bethesda Softworks revealed a new trailer that dives deeper into the story for DEATHLOOP, the highly anticipated first-person shooter from Arkane Lyon. DEATHLOOP launches on September 14, 2021, exclusively for console on PlayStation 5 (PS5) and PC. Watch the trailer now featuring the new custom track – “Down the Rabbit Hole” – from Sencit featuring Samantha Howard and Haqq:
Colt, our amnesiac protagonist, is searching for a way out of the Aeon Program’s clutches and off the island of Blackreef. It’s up to the player to unravel the mysteries of Colt’s predicament and ensure his rival, Julianna, doesn’t put a few bullets in him before then. Tango Gameworks also revealed a thrilling glimpse of Ghostwire: Tokyo through an exciting, brand-new trailer that stars the menacing Hannya.
Hannya has unleashed a catastrophic fog upon Tokyo that wipes out most of its population. In the aftermath, he leads the Faceless, a menacing group of loyal zealots who bend to his will. Where smiling citizens once walked now stands an army of one-of-a-kind creatures only Tango Gameworks can create: The Visitors.
Inspired by Japanese legends, folklore, and tales, The Visitors are striking, imaginative enemies that lurk throughout Tokyo. Many characters are from famed dark stories like “Kuchisake-onna,” characters that stay true to Tango’s desire to honor Tokyo through an authentic, never-before-seen game world.
Awakening in the famed Shibuya Crossing, Akito finds himself partially possessed by a strange spirit and surrounded by the dangerous creatures invading Tokyo. Desperate to ensure the safety of his sister, Akito must ally with the spirit and master powerful abilities to battle his way through Tokyo’s dangerous streets.
With the power and speed of the PlayStation 5 console, Tokyo is vividly brought to life thanks to the console’s stunning ray-tracing technology. As players walk its streets, reflections of gorgeous neon lights drip onto puddles that become glassy mirrors of the world’s vibrancy and beauty. Ghostwire: Tokyo also delivers faster loading times to keep players immersed, and haptic controls that allow players to tangibly feel their actions while traversing Tokyo’s streets and rooftops.
Ghostwire: Tokyo will be available worldwide for PlayStation 5 and PC.
Acer Middle East Releases Latest 11th Gen Notebooks for Gamers in KSA
Acer Middle East has released the Predator Helios 300 and Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptops, both with the latest 11th Gen processor, in Saudi Arabia. The Predator Helios 300 features a blisteringly fast QHD IPS display at 165Hz with a 3ms response time. Plus, it has narrow bezels allowing for a fully seamless gaming experience with minimal ghosting. The stunning display, partnered with a 6GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, and the custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fan Technology, makes the Predator Helios 300 a reliable, fast, cool, and powerful laptop for keen gamers.
The Predator Helios 300 enables players to dominate their game with everything needed to beat the opposition with a large power boost. With a 1 TB SSD, there’s plenty of high-speed PCIe storage for the most challenging and demand-heavy games. The notebook has 24 GB RAM, and Tap Turbo for instant overclocking as well as PredatorSense, which gives you control over your gaming rig, and the app is accessible from either desktop or mobile. The keyboard is mesmerising, equipped with 4 RGB zones and see-through concave-shaped caps on the WASD keys.
There are ports aplenty to plug all peripherals into the full range of USB 3.2 ports including the lightning-fast Thunderbolt 4 USB-C which supports DisplayPort functionality and Power Delivery. The latest HDMI 2.1 specification also allows users to easily plug into an external display such as 8K 60 Hz, or 4K 120Hz. For optimum connectivity, The Killer DoubleShot Pro (Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i and Ethernet E2600) ensures a quick and safe connection.
The Acer Nitro 5 notebook allows users to reign over the game world with the combined power of an 11th Gen Intel Core Processor and up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. Maximum speed and massive storage can be utilised with two slots for M.2 PCIe and SATA SSDs and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Gamers can get the maximum output from their laptop with an added boost of twin fans, Acer CoolBoost technology, and quad exhaust port design, plus CoolBoost increases fan speed by 10%.
The 4-zone RGB keyboard provides the keys to victory to take command of their game via the dedicated NitroSense Key. WASD and arrow keys are also highlighted for quick location while the key response is immediate with a 1.6mm travel distance. Users can step into an immersive experience through dual 2W speakers, with DTS:X Ultra, to deliver clear sounds in a 3D spatial soundscape, allowing gamers to hear where opponents are coming from with pinpoint precision.
Nitro and Predator notebook users can access Planet9, an eSports platform unlike any other, which brings together a community of like-minded gamers and provides them with the opportunity to learn from experienced coaches, meet and match up with gamers of similar skill level, and play in tournaments. Predator Helios 300 (PH315-54) is available now in Saudi Arabia at Jarir, priced at SAR 8,499. Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) is available in Saudi Arabia from September 20th onwards at Jarir, starting from SAR 6,499.
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