Nigma Galaxy announces the second iteration of the ‘Rising Stars’ tournament, this time featuring League of Legends to level up the competitive scene in MENA

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Nigma Galaxy, the esports division of Galaxy Racer, the biggest esports, gaming and lifestyle organisation, headquartered in Dubai, has announced ‘Rising Stars’ a brand-new League of Legends tournament for the MENA region in May 2022.

The Nigma Galaxy Rising Stars tournament is set to be one of the most entertaining esports events in the region, offering regional League of Legends teams and players the chance to battle it out on the biggest stage and compete for a share of the $20,000USD prize pool on offer.

The tournament is a spiritual successor to Nigma Galaxy’s Rising Stars Dota 2 competition in 2020, this time taking to League of Legends to support the MENA region’s player base and competitive ecosystem, putting a spotlight on the best regional teams and their up-and-coming League stars of the future.

Registration is now open until 10th May, and teams can enter by applying here on either EUNE or EUW servers. Entry will be open to participants from the following countries:

  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Lebanon
  • UAE
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Bahrain
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Qatar

The first stage will take place from 11-12th May, whittling down the field of teams to the top eight. The top eight will then go head-to-head – broadcast live on – at the Finals from 17-18th May, culminating in a Grand Final on the 19th May that will crown the MENA region’s League of Legends Rising Star.

The full schedule for the Rising Stars tournament is below, with more details to be released at a later date:

  • Registration open: April 28
  • Registration deadline: May 10
  • First stage: May 11 – May 12
  • Top 8 Finals matches: May 17-18
  • Grand Finals: May 19

Mohamed Morad, Co-Founder of Nigma Galaxy, said: “We’re delighted to announce the Rising Stars tournament as an amazing new opportunity for League of Legends teams in MENA. WIth more talent continually emerging across the region, we want to be able to put them in the spotlight and help the ecosystem grow even more.

Christoph Timm, Co-Founder of Nigma Galaxy, said:

“It’s going to be great to watch regional League talent go head-to-head for the top prize pools, and we can’t wait to see which stars of the future shine brightest and put themselves on the map.”


Etihad Airways and ADGaming are the Official Partners for Rising Stars.

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