Saudi Arabia have announced plans to create the world's first esports district and that work is already underway in a project to be called 'Qiddiyah City.'
This is in line with recent movement from the Saudi government to diversify investments and streams of income and the world of gaming is now firmly within their sights. They have already hosted the Gamers8 Invitational tournament for Street Fighter 6 and are currently hosting the Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games and the Qiddiyah gaming project seems to be the next thing on their list.
The plans for this city have been in development for at least four years and it seems like it will be a reality in the near future.
In a video on the official Qiddiyah Gaming account, the outfit claimed that the city will feel like the inside of a game with a constantly evolving cityscape and all sorts of amazing things for players and visitors.