The Esports Advocate

James Fudge

The Esports World Cup will kick off in Summer 2024 and takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Esports World Cup Foundation created a financial incentive scheme to compensate teams for fielding multiple rosters in games that will have a presence at the Esports World Cup.

Up to $16.8M has been allocated for this initiative in 2024.

Bankrolling Esports

The event's organizer, the Esports World Cup Foundation is a non-profit backed by the Saudi Arabian government. The country - through its sovereign wealth fund PIF - also owns the ESL FACEIT Group and is invested in several major game developers.