A gaming tournament will be held
Pakistan will hold a national e-sports event for the first time for which the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Garena and BIGO.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting introduces E-PAK biggest Esports initiative of Pakistan starting with Free Fire Pakistan league.— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) July 19, 2021
In this regard, @MoIB_Official has signed an MoU with Garena and Bigo Pakistan.
~Federal Minister of Information, @fawadchaudhry pic.twitter.com/RgnJPW1lu5
The MoU is for Free Fire mobile gaming tournament.
This is the first time Pakistan has recognized e-sports as a professional enterprise.
According to Fawad Chaudhary, 537 teams will be participating in the tournament. The total prize of the tournament is Rs10million.
The winning team will get a chance to compete in an tournament, the minister said.