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Corporate | October 18, 2022

Ooredoo and Save the Dream Promote Sportsmanship and Social Values Among Young People in Qatar through eSports

Doha, Qatar

Ooredoo, a leading supporter of sports in the community in Qatar, hosted an event with its partner Save the Dream, a global movement that aims to promote and protect the values and integrity of sport.

The event, which was co-hosted by the telco leader and Save the Dream, was designed to connect youth in Qatar and promote societal values through eSports.

It was held at Virtuocity at Doha Festival City on Saturday 15 October 2022, and included an eSports tournament for young people in Qatar and a workshop focusing on sportsmanship.

The workshop – which preceded the tournament – was devised to raise awareness of the values of sport at large, and of the role that eSports in particular can play to connect youth, regardless of ability or where they are. Both the workshop and the tournament offered an opportunity to learn, compete and develop friendship through a positive gaming experience.

Moza Khalid Al-Muhannadi – Director CSR, Sponsorship and Media at Ooredoo – said: “We have long had a strategic commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate and to promoting sporting values. Increasingly, eSports and gaming help to bring people together and when we co-hosted this event with Save the Dream, it gave us the opportunity to demonstrate these commitments in a practical way. We hope that the young attendees enjoyed the event as much as we did. Thanks to our partner Save the Dream for working with us to make this happen!”

Massimiliano Montanari, CEO at Save the Dream, said: “We are very proud to once again join hands with our long-standing technology partner, Ooredoo, and launch this new initiative aimed at engaging youth through eSports. eSports played an important role in keeping young people connected and interested in sport during the worst days of the pandemic, and this event is intended to act in a similar way; to ensure our youth, including children with differing needs, have full access to sport and its values, inspiring them to stay in sport for life.”