ABU DHABI, UAE, April 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Wemade, a leading game developer in South Korea, has announced its participation in the first edition of the University Gamedev League as the exclusive blockchain gaming partner of Nine66, a company by Savvy Games Group.
The University Gamedev League is a competition for university student game developers from around the world. More than 50 teams from 30 universities and 10 countries have signed up to participate in this five-month long contest. The initiative provides a unique opportunity for aspiring game developers to showcase their talent, collaborate with others, network, and be mentored by world-renowned game experts.
The top two teams will fly to Riyadh, to compete in the final to be held during Gamers8, an eight-week esports tournament and gaming festival that drew more than 1.5 million visitors in 2022.
This partnership builds on the previously signed Memorandum of Understanding between Wemade and Nine66 and is in line with the ambitions of both parties for the gaming industry in Saudi Arabia. According to analysts at Niko Partners, the gaming market in the Middle East is expected to grow by 56% to reach $2.79 billion by 2026, and Saudi Arabia's 21 million gamers constitute an untapped demographic.
In an effort to become the next global hub of the gaming industry, Savvy Games Group is investing $38 billion in the gaming industry. Wemade is stepping up its effort to develop the flourishing gaming ecosystem in Saudi Arabia and increase its local presence by participating in this initiative. In addition, it is the first Korean company to sponsor the competition. Through its role, Wemade will facilitate knowledge transfer and skill building for the new generation of game developers blending blockchain technology within the Saudi Arabian gaming ecosystem.
This partnership hopes to have an impact that extends beyond the scope of this event, and will try to mark the beginning of many future collaborations in the region. The initiative provides a broad platform for Wemade to deepen its relationship with Nine66, a Savvy Games Group company, with the South Korean game developer's commitment to fuel the growth of the gaming industry by supporting and facilitating its partners' core operations.
Founded in 2000, South Korean game development company Wemade is a pioneer in the gaming industry. Their focus is increasingly on the metaverse and blockchain technology (NFT, DeFi), with a particular emphasis on personalization of the gaming experience. Wemade strives to transform everyday gaming with blockchain technology and establish its WEMIX token as a key currency in the gaming industry.
Nine66, part of the Savvy Games Group, is an integrated support system for game developers. It provides infrastructure, skills development, network, capital, publishing, and advisory services to up-and-coming game studios and developers, both in Saudi Arabia and internationally.
Through their work, Nine66 provides game industry entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools they need to accelerate their work, boost their business, and make a real impact that benefits the entire gaming community.
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