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28. Madiha Naz

Age: 26
Occupation: Esports
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: U.A.E.
Category: Sport

Naz—better known as Madi—is a professional esports player. She was captain of the first ever all-female Middle Eastern esports team and has represented MENA in international women’s tournaments. In 2022, she was the first esports athlete to be nominated by the U.A.E. government for a golden visa. In February 2022, she took part in an ad campaign for Coca-Cola.