Dubai Police ESports Tournament ‘SWAT Challenge’ Edition Kicks off with 40 Players

Dubai Police’s special edition of their famous Esports Tournament has kicked off in conjunction with the UAE SWAT Challenge, which is held in Al Ruwayyah Training Facility between 3rd and 7th February. 

His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, the Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, accompanied by His Excellency Expert Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commandant for Criminal Investigation Affairs, visited the Tournament’s venue, where game enthusiasts gathered to watch four teams playing Counter-Strike 2 for a chance to win thousands of dirhams in cash.

Major Abdullah Al Shehi, Deputy Director of Cyber Investigation at the General Department of Criminal Investigation, highlighted that the Esports Tournament, which appeal to diverse societal segments, especially the youth, is a significant opportunity for raising awareness on critical issues. These include caution when dealing with strangers in chat rooms, awareness about electronic financial transactions, and avoiding sharing personal and banking information to prevent extortion or electronic fraud. The initiative aligns with Dubai Police’s strategic direction of enhancing security and safety.

Lieutenant Saeed Adel Al Suwaidi, General Coordinator of the Esports Tournament, mentioned that 40 players, divided into eight teams, including six men’s and two women’s, will compete. 

The first day featured four teams playing Counter-Strike 2, and the remaining four teams competed in Valorant on the second day. The first-place winner in each tournament received AED 15,000, and the runner-up received AED 10,000, with a total prize value of AED 50,000.