Performers conclude Riyadh Nexus Festival on high note

The festival ended on Saturday with winners of the six competitions, including cosplay, sharing a $2 million prize fund. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 08 December 2019

Performers conclude Riyadh Nexus Festival on high note

  • The performers delivered a one-hour concert that thrilled festivalgoers

RIYADH: American DJ Mako and electronic music act the Crystal Method headlined a concert on day two of Riot Games’ Nexus festival in Riyadh.

Taking to the stage at Riyadh Boulevard, the performers delivered a one-hour concert that thrilled festivalgoers.

As well as the concert, people saw closely fought matches as the region’s eight best sides competed in the playoff stages of the League of Legends’ 5v5 Summoners Rift competition.

The festival ended on Saturday with winners of the six competitions, including cosplay, sharing a $2 million prize fund.

International music artist Jason Derulo also took to the stage for a special concert to mark the end of the inaugural Nexus Festival.

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop player-focused games. In 2009, it released its debut title, League of Legends, which went on to become the most-played PC game in the worlds.

Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot is based in Los Angeles and has more than 20 offices worldwide.


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.