Calling Off the 14th WIEF, 6-8 February 2024

The host, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has called off the 14th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), which was scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi from 6 to 8 February 2024.

Regretfully, WIEF Foundation conveys this decision and recognises the disappointment and inconvenience it may cause everyone involved. This announcement may come as a significant setback to those who had diligently prepared for the event, and we acknowledge the challenges that this late notice may pose to participants, partners, sponsors and supporters.

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Calling Chelsea gamers – the ePremier League is back!

Returning for a sixth year running, the Premier League and Electronic Arts Inc. have launched the ePremier League for the 2023/24 season, the competition giving fans a shot at glory by winning the ePremier League title for Chelsea.


Registration for the tournament is now open and for the first time, players will compete on the newly released EA SPORTS FC 24, with a 100,000 prize pool on offer and seats available for the winning club in the UEFA eChampions League and the FC Pro World Championships.

In an exciting evolution, this seasons live ePremier League Finals will span across two action-packed weekends. The group stages will take place on 20 and 21 January, with the four leading clubs booking their spots in the Grand Final.

The remaining teams will have a second chance to join them by playing again on Saturday 23 March, ahead of the Grand Final the next day. The format of this seasons Finals will have clubs working collaboratively again, with one player competing per console in a series of one-v-one matches against pairings from other clubs.

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ePremier League 2023/24 format

The competition is open to UK residents aged 16 and over. After registering, players compete in a series of online qualification tournaments, with only the best advancing to the Club Playoffs. From there, each of the 20 Premier League clubs will narrow down the competitors and take forward two players, one per console, to represent them across the two Finals weekends on 20 and 21 January and 23 and 24 March.

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ePremier League 2023/24 key dates

Online Qualification Tournaments
Qualifier 1 2/3 November 2023
Qualifier 2 7/8 November 2023
Qualifier 3 16/17 November 2023
Online Qualifier Playoff 21/22 November 2023

Club Playoffs
December 2023 (precise dates to be confirmed by each club)

Finals Group Stages
20 and 21 January 2024

23 and 24 March 2024

Calling All Rangers! Rune Factory 5 Adventures onto Windows PC Today

Join SEED and Uncover the Mysteries of the Frontier While Finding a New Home and Family in the Town of Rigbarth


XSEED Games today released Rune Factory 5 globally on Windows PC via Steam. The farming/life sim RPG title is available as a standard edition for $59.99 and a ‘Digital Deluxe Edition’, featuring 13 exclusive outfits inspired by marriage candidates from Rune Factory 4, for $69.99, with a 10% launch week discount on both ending July 20. Additional DLC content, including costumes and in-game items, is also now available with pricing ranging from $1.99 – $4.99. Further details about Rune Factory 5 DLC can be found here. The PC version of the game features visual updates and new customization options, as well as dual-audio support for both English and Japanese voice tracks.

The farming/life sim RPG title delivers a full 3D adventure that has players exploring treacherous dungeons and battling dangerous foes to unravel a mystery threatening their adopted home of Rigbarth. In between each day’s adventure, they’ll grow crops, participate in local festivals, and build friendships with a lovable cast of townsfolk. Rune Factory 5 includes features new to the series such as link attacks, co-op cooking, and same-sex marriage.

Additionally, if players own Rune Factory 4 Special on Steam, fan-favorites Doug and Margaret will take up residence in Rigbarth’s Blue Moon Inn. Each character will offer their own requests on the task board, with the successful completion rewarding players with the outfits for Lest and Frey, the protagonists of Rune Factory 4. Doug and Margaret are fully integrated into the world of Rune Factory 5, and while neither are eligible for marriage, they will be found around town and can join the protagonist’s party before adventuring!

VIDEO: Rune Factory 5 – PC Launch Trailer

About Rune Factory 5

Return to the fantasy world of Rune Factory for a grand adventure while living whatever life you please! Mysterious events are unfolding in the sleepy border town of Rigbarth, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature. As the newest ranger for the peacekeeping organization SEED, players will protect the frontier town by rounding up rowdy monsters with their official SEED-issued spell seal or team up with an ally for brand-new link attacks. When not on a mission, work with the people of Rigbarth to help the town flourish through farming, festivals, and friendships.

Rise to every challenge as a ranger of SEED and see your mission through!

Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published globally by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 5 launched on July 13 for Windows PC via Steam. The Nintendo Switch™ version was released in North America on Mar. 22, 2022. The game is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.