01.07 2018 10:03h

KSI Takes On Regional Gaming Influencers At The DSS Gaming Challenge

It was pandemonium at The Dubai Mall
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YouTube fans, if you weren't at The Dubai Mall this past weekend you missed out big time. 

Some of the biggest legends in gaming and social media were on stage at the DSS Gaming Challenge - including YouTube sensation KSI.

Had so much fun playing today live with @djblissdubai at @thedubaimall as part of the #DubaiSummerSuprises Oh and by the way today you can play on @playstation_me #FIFA18 , #PlayLink #ThatsYou #Knowldgeispower and #Fornite also you can benefit from 6 weeks of sales, daily surprises, final weekend sale, and numerous raffles/promotions Seriously #MyDubai is the best destination in summer for EVERYONE!!!! ‏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So many events and activities happening at attractions, malls and locations across the city play with us and shop shop shop also today you will get the chance to play against @KSI and all the other #ContentCreators in the middle of the biggest mall in the world Dubai Mall. In one emoji how excited are you to see KSI LIVE? ‏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‎اليوم لعبت مع صاحبي مروان في نص اكبر مجمع في العالم #دبي_مول لعبنا مع #بلايستيشن #فيفا #فورتنايت و #بلاي_لينك واليوم تعالوا العبوا معانا واتحدونا مرة وحدة استغلوا التخفيضات في دبي مول ، ست اسابيع من التخفيضات. ‏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @DSSSocial @visit.dubai @thedubaimall @itpliveme @playstation_me #DSSGaming2018

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ITP Live, Dubai Summer Surprises, The Dubai Mall and PlayStation Middle East were excited to welcome gaming presenter Ahmed AL-Nasheet (@DVLZGame), artist Tareq AlHarbi (@6ar8o) on the Friday, and comedian Fahed Zounot (one half of comedy duo @punnypuntimes), DJ Bliss (@djblissdubai), entrepreneur Saygin Yalcin (@sayginyalcin) and YouTuber KSI on Saturday (@KSI).  

All of the influencers came together to celebrate the end of the DSS Gaming Challenge. Winners of the Fifa and PlayLink gaming tournament had the opportunity to play against KSI himself.    

Welcome to my city @ksi

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The British YouTube superstar spent yesterday at the PlayStation activation in the Star Atrium, playing against fans and regional gaming influencers.

Naturally, he attracted quite the crowd, as #teamksi came down to catch the action live and cheer him on.

Back at #dubaimall for the #dssgaming2018 challenge doing sound for #ksi

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"My favourite game of all time has to be FIFA 12," KSI told Shortlist Dubai, in a recent interview.

"It was the game that truly started my YouTube career. I had tons of fun with it, especially doing my Race To Division One series on it."


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KSI rose to fame in 2009, when he started uploading videos of himself gaming to YouTube.

He has over 18 million subscribers on the video-sharing platform, making his channel the 36th most popular YouTube channel on the planet.

The DSS Gaming Challenge is on until July 2, and is taking place at the Star Atrium in The Dubai Mall. Anyone is welcome to stop by and play a few games of  PlayLink, FIFA World Cup 18 or Fortnite.

Were you able to come out this past weekend and cheer on KSI? Let us know in the comments below.

The Dubai Summer Surprises Gaming Challenge is now open! Head down to the Star Atrium @DubaiMall from the 22nd June - 2nd July daily from 12 - 10pm and experience some of the best games around with the one and only @6ar8o . Consider yourself a gaming pro? Mall-goers will be able to enter the Gaming Challenge for the chance to battle it out against the legend @KSI live on stage on the 30th June! Click the link in our bio to find out more! #MyDss #DssGaming2018 #MyDubai #DubaiMall @itpliveme . . هل لديك شغف لألعاب الفيديو؟ إذاً نحن في انتظارك مع طارق الحربي في دبي مول من ٢٢ يونيو إلى ٢ يوليو يوميا من ١٢ ظهرا وحتى ١٠ مساءً لترينا مهارتك، فقد احضرنا لك أروع الألعاب! إذا كنت موجود نهار ٣٠ يونيو سوف يكون بإمكانك تحدي KSI شخصيا في المعركة الكبرى لتربح جوائز قيمة.

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