How Chess Is Helping Saudi Arabia Become A Player In The Web3 Space

The Arab Esports Federation (ARESF) recently announced it had joined forces with VADR Media. As a result of this deal, the company’s Chess-focused esports platform,, has agreed to a long-term exclusive partnership with the Saudi Arabian esports body.

“The Arab Esports Federation is delighted to partner with Checkmate and whole heartily supports their vision of improving the integrity of the online game and promoting it as both an esport and sport,” said ARESF secretary general Hisham Al Taher. “Online chess is not a sports simulation; it’s a natural extension of the over-the-board game. A game that brings with it many positive benefits, including higher female participation than esports, cognitive and mental improvements for players, good sportsmanship, and brand safety for stakeholders.” and VADR have been incredibly busy over the last few months. In September, the organization launched a similar partnership with the Asian Chess Federation. On top of that, Checkmate recently opened an office in the UAE.

Checkmate is an esports-first competitive chess-based Web3 platform that is focused on both linear and online tournaments for gamers around the globe. According to Gulf Business, the Checkmate web and mobile platforms will officially go live during the first quarter of 2023.

(All information was provided by CoinGeek and Gulf Business)

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