Middle East Games Con is going digital 

The free online event will be streamed live from Oct. 29  to Oct. 31. (Middle East Games Con)
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Updated 02 June 2020

Middle East Games Con is going digital 

DUBAI: The 2020 edition of Middle East Games Con will take place online. 

The free online event, said to be the “first of its-kind digital gaming experience,” will be streamed live from Oct. 29  to Oct. 31.

The annual video game convention, known for its stellar line-up of gaming titles and tournaments including Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty, Tekken, FIFA, League of Legends and many more, is expected to feature Esports tournaments, special guest appearances, product reveals and gaming awards. 

“Our focus for this year and new for 2020 is the first-ever official Middle East Games Con Esports tournament and the gaming awards,” event manager Finlay Parr said in a statement on their website. “In addition to these new and exciting activities for 2020, we are of-course bringing fans their favourite features of the Con to their homes.” 

“Each year we welcome gamers of all ages from across the MENA region, and this year we don’t want anyone to miss out on our annual event due to travel, health or other reasons,” added Kiera Doherty, the pop culture portfolio director. 

Nations worldwide have been cancelling events to curb the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 disease. Organizers, in response, have made their festivals digital to entertain people at home during self-isolation.


Billie Eilish’s parents considered sending her to therapy for her Justin Bieber obsession

Updated 08 July 2020

Billie Eilish’s parents considered sending her to therapy for her Justin Bieber obsession

DUBAI: Most teenagers were obsessed with Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber when he first rose to fame. 

But teen singing sensation Billie Eilish’s infatuation was on another level.

During her Apple Music podcast “me & dad radio,” the 18-year-old’s mother, Maggie Baird, revealed that she and husband Patrick were once concerned about their daughter’s all-consuming love of the star, and especially his 2012 song “As Long As You Love Me.” 

“I just want to say, we did consider taking you to therapy because you were in so much pain over Justin Bieber,” the mother told the now Grammy-award winning singer.  

This shocked even Eilish, who replied: “You did?! Oh that’s embarrassing.”

“Driving to the dance studio with Billie, playing this song, sobbing and then driving back and sobbing,” the mother recalled.