Geekdom 3000, Qatar’s largest pop culture event organised by the Doha Film Institute, is buzzing with a line-up of seven gaming tournaments, cosplay competitions, musical performances, film screenings, karaoke sessions and esports.
Held until February 24 daily from 3pm to 11pm at Geekdom Building in Lusail Boulevard, Geekdom 3000 brings together comic crusaders to sci-fi enthusiasts. Among the highlights is the gaming tournaments that offer a total prize money of QR75,000.
The games at Geekdom3000 include Rocket League to be held over two days on PCs with two-player teams and single elimination. Valorant, also played on PCs, will be held over seven days with five-player teams and single elimination. Street Fighter 6 will have double elimination rounds and will be held over two days.
Switch aficionados can test their mettle on Super Smash Bros Ultimate in single-player, double-elimination rounds or Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, with Swiss and double-elimination rounds. Mobile gamers can try their skills at Pokémon Go, with double elimination rounds, while the PS5 fans can fight it out on EA FC24 with single elimination rounds.
The first, second and third place winners in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Tekken 7/SF6, Rocket League and EA FC tournaments will take home QR7,000, QR3,000 and QR1,500, respectively.
The highest prize money is for Valorant with the first-place winner to be awarded QR9,000; second prize of QR4,000 and third prize of QR2,000. First place winner of Pokémon Go will be rewarded QR5,000, while the second and third place winners get QR2,500 and QR1,500 respectively. Winners of the Pokémon SV will be rewarded QR3,000, QR1,500 and QR500 respectively for first, second and third places. The prizes include QR30,000 worth of vouchers from Store 974.
There has been strong interest from the gaming community with a higher number of registrations than anticipated already secured for the games.
Abdulla Jassim al-Mosallam, Chief Administrative Officer of Doha Film Institute, said: “In addition to the opportunity to win big prizes, Geekdom offers the gaming community a vibrant platform to connect, network and further develop the esports ecosystem of the country.
Faisal Khalid, secretary general of the Qatar Esports Federation, said: “Events like Geekdom 3000 reflect the vibrant gaming and esports scene in Qatar.
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