New YouTube competition to support aspiring comedians

The competition will be hosted by the Saudi content maker Turki Almohsen, on Community Jameel’s YouTube channel on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. KSA time.
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Updated 05 July 2020

New YouTube competition to support aspiring comedians

Comedy Jameel, a competition to support and inspire comedians in Saudi Arabia and beyond, was launched by Bab Rizq Jameel, an initiative of Community Jameel, in collaboration with Al-Comedy Club, and hosted by the Saudi content maker Turki Almohsen, on Community Jameel’s YouTube channel on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. KSA time, from July 6.

The YouTube show will include entertainment and interactive segments, during which selected videos will be broadcast for public voting, and the previous week’s winners announced. Applicants to the competition may register and upload their videos at the Comedy Jameel competition website, before midnight KSA time each Friday. Selected videos will be shown during the YouTube show and the audience may vote for their favorite videos online. The top three videos chosen by the audience are announced live on the show and awarded cash prizes of SR5,000 ($1,300) for first place, SR3,000 for second, and SR2,000 for third. A monthly grand prize of SR25,000 will be awarded for that month’s top-rated video.

Hassan Jameel, president of Community Jameel, Saudi Arabia, said: “Comedy Jameel will uncover a wide variety of comedy talents, bring them into the public spotlight and provide further job opportunities.”

The YouTube show’s host — Almohsen — is a celebrated Saudi artist, whose unique comic content on social media has attracted over 1 million followers to his own YouTube channel.

Al-Comedy Club, which is collaborating on the Comedy Jameel competition, is the first comedy club in Saudi Arabia, opening in Jeddah in 2012. Supported by the General Entertainment Authority of Saudi Arabia, the club was established and is managed by Yaser Bakr.

A key objective of the competition is to support the emergence of comic talent in the Arab world, and to provide opportunities for performance and mentorship for aspiring comedians. Providing opportunities for young men and women to achieve their dreams and achieve sustainable livelihoods is core to the mission of Bab Rizq Jameel, the flagship livelihoods initiative of Community Jameel.

The competition is open to beginners and amateur comedians of all nationalities, aged 12 years and above. The videos must be new, in Arabic, and must not include any material related to religion or politics, taboos, negative behaviors, or offenses to any person or party. The videos should also be of high quality and should not exceed one minute.


Mobile Legends launches new hero for MENA

The new Middle Eastern hero, Khaleed, also known as the Desert Scimitar, demonstrates the temperament of the desert warrior and will join the virtual battlefield on Aug. 7.
Updated 03 August 2020

Mobile Legends launches new hero for MENA

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, a mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) developed and published by Moonton, has launched a new Middle Eastern hero on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. Khaleed, also known as the Desert Scimitar, has been available for purchase since July 31 and will join the virtual battlefield on Aug. 7.
Wearing armor and equipped with a sharp sword, Khaleed demonstrates the temperament of the desert warrior. He has three distinct skills that he uses to tackle his enemies.
The first is called Desert Tornado, which sees Khaleed leap into the air and spin around with his weapon. If he is able to hit a hero, he can dash toward that hero’s direction and use Desert Tornado again.
The skill can be used up to three times. The second skill, called Quicksand Guard, harnesses the power of sand to give Khaleed regenerating capabilities and a reduction in damage. When used, heroes advancing toward Khaleed will be slowed significantly. The third skill is called Raging Sandstorm, where Khaleed summons a sandstorm at the designated location.
Enemies in the direction of the sandstorm will be knocked back. Meanwhile, those who are at the landing spot will be heavily damaged.
Additionally, his passive ability is called Sand Walk. When moving, Khaleed is able to accumulate sand, and when the meter is full, he will begin gliding on the map. When active, he has increased movement speed and damage.

HIGHLIGHTS

• According to Google, Mobile Legends ranks No. 3 in the UAE, and No. 7 in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

• The game has been downloaded more than 500 million times. • It has held eSports events such as cosplay competitions, tournaments and roadshows in different countries.

Moonton, an international gaming company, aims to bring different kinds of exciting online games to users around the world.
In Mobile Legends, users can team up with their friends, family or other players to fight enemies and kill monsters, and enjoy a sense of victory brought by the power of the team.
With the rise in internet usage in the Middle East, more and more international gaming enterprises are eyeing to enter the region.
Recently, Mobile Legends has seen an increase in its popularity in the Middle East, with top YouTubers such as Arab Games Network and oCMz calling on their fans to download the game.
According to Google, Mobile Legends ranks No. 3 in the UAE, and No. 7 in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The game has been downloaded more than 500 million times and has held eSports events such as cosplay competitions, tournaments and roadshows in different countries.