DFI signs MoU with QESF
Doha Film Institute has signed a strategic memorandum of understanding with Qatar Esport Federation (QESF) with the goal of promoting the fast-growing electronic gaming community in the country and establishing a culture of creativity and innovation in the sector for athletes.
This will support the thriving gaming industry in the Middle East, and position Qatar as a hub for the sector. With the regions e-gaming sector growing at a compound annual growth rate of 24.5 per cent, three times faster than China, it is also reported that the region has one of the highest share of gaming mobile app downloads at 50 percent compared to the global average of 40 percent.
The MoU was signed by HE president of Qatar Esport Federation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Faleh Al-Thani, and Chief Executive Officer of Doha Film Institute Fatma Hassan AlRemaihi, at a ceremony held at the popular Geekend in Lusail Boulevard.
Through the agreement, the two entities will join hands to strengthen the electronic games industry in Qatar and provide valuable support to aspiring entrepreneurs in this dynamic field. They will also leverage their collective expertise and resources to propel the growth and development of the gaming sector in Qatar and beyond.
HE president of Qatar Esport Federation said: "We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Doha Film Institute, as we join forces to nurture the electronic gaming community and pave the way for our entrepreneurs to thrive in their professional journeys. Our unwavering dedication lies in elevating the local esports community, propelling this industry towards a heightened level of professionalism. Our talented individuals have already demonstrated exceptional skills and capabilities, and through this collaboration with DFI, they will acquire the necessary expertise to excel and solidify their presence on the global stage. With great anticipation, we eagerly await the fruitful outcomes of this remarkable partnership".
Chief Executive Officer of Doha Film Institute Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, stated: "Doha Film Institute continues its strategic partnerships with national and international institutions to strengthen Qatar's artistic and cultural landscape. We are pleased to sign this agreement with the Qatar Esports Federation to contribute to supporting our generations, broadening their horizons and opening new doors for them to meet their aspirations as part of our vision and mission to support all creative sectors and youth in Qatar and the region." In the same context, the QESF Assistant Secretary General Faisal Abdulrahman Khalid said this agreement goes with the QESFs strategy to join hands with government institutions to develop the mental sports among youngsters and do the best to establish national teams that will represent the country at the international arenas, this is just a first step to a series of agreements to come in the future, we hopefully it can help increase Qatari community awareness about the e-gaming." Chief Administrative Officer at DFI Abdulla Al Mosallam, said: "The MoU with Qatar Esport Federation is a milestone in our commitment to promoting the creative gaming industry and positioning Qatar as a hub for the fast-growing sports. With a dynamic young population, the gaming sector is emerging as one of the most popular engagements for youth. Our goal is to build the Esport community, dedicated to supporting amateur athletes into professionalism, and provide them an enabling environment for creating gaming enterprises."