Webedia Arabia Group acquires SaudiGamer.com
Webedia Arabia Group, the Middle East arm of Webedia Esports Agency has acquired SaudiGamer.com, one of the leading platforms for gaming and esports. Building on its fame, Webedia Arabia Group’s involvement will strengthen SaudiGamer.com and its social channels to establish it as the premium hub for gamers. UTURN, the Saudi digital media machine and the creator of entertaining and storytelling content that is also part of Webedia Arabia Group, will play an active role in SaudiGamer.com's evolution.
As the 19th biggest gaming market in the world according to Newzoo Gaming Report, with a revenue topping $1.09 billion, and a growth of 41.1 percent year-on-year with more than 21.1 million gamers, Saudi Arabia is setting a new precedent in the gaming and esports industry.
The founder of SaudiGamer.com, Mashhour Aldubayan, who will remain as an advisor in the early stages of the acquisition, “Although we had multiple offers in the past, I found that Webedia Arabia Group is the only company that can take SaudiGamer.com to the next level. I'm really excited about this and what it means for the future of the platform. The new wave of gaming capabilities and expertise for our dedicated gamers is going to be spectacular.”
In addition to having a passion for gaming and its commitment to the sector’s growth in Saudi Arabia, Webedia Arabia Group’s acquisition of SaudiGamer.com is backed by strong numbers which will create a bigger impact on the company’s insights driven services. In 2020, SaudiGamer.com boasted of over 9 million pageviews by over 2 million users and 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube. In November and December 2020 alone, Saudigamer.com amassed 1.6 million page views, (representing a growth of 220 percent in comparison to the previous year), 400,000 new users, 1.7 million followers on Instagram and half a million followers on Twitter.
Kaswara Al Khatib, Chairman of the Board, Webedia Arabia Group and Founder of UTURN, added, “The gaming and esports industry in Saudi Arabia is expanding at light speed and both the Riyadh and Jeddah seasons, propelled this demand. In alliance with SaudiVision 2030, SAFEIS, GEA and NEOM, we are working simultaneously toward the transformation which is expected to create a strong footprint in the economy, boosting businesses, jobs and opportunities for many in the Kingdom. SaudiGamer.com has played a pivotal role in bringing attention to this type of entertainment and we are glad to be a part of it.”