Championship in the United Kingdom brought together some of the world’s top players
RIYADH, August 5 (CIC) – Saudi Arabia’s Mosaad Al Dossary won the FIFA eWorld Cup, or virtual football’s equivalent of the FIFA World Cup, after defeating his Belgian counterpart Stefano Pinna 4-0 on Saturday in the final round of the championship.
The August 2-4 electronic eWorld Cup championship, held at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, UK, brought together some of the best players in the world representing many European clubs such as Manchester City and PSV. The winner of the FIFA eWorld Cup took away the $250,000 prize.
According to the FIFA website, Al Dossary is the second Saudi Arabian to win the tournament, after Abdulaziz Alshehri bagged the trophy of the 2015 edition of the competition, known at the time as the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC).
A visibly happy Al Dossary, a Team Rogue star, said that he did it all for his country.
“I am really proud that I made my country proud. I am grateful to my family and coach. Hopefully this is the start of my era and I can make my country proud every year,” the 18-year-old champion said.
“My aim every year is to win more trophies. Last year I got one and this year I’ve got two. It’s an honour to be the first winner of the new trophy. Hopefully I can keep getting better and better,” he said.
The FIFA website said that Al Dossary’s victory was never in doubt as he went on to win impressively 4-0 on aggregate in the final.
The website said: “‘Msdossary’ looked in firm control throughout the final in front of a watching crowd at the iconic London arena, while many more around the globe watched the action unfold via live streams in four different languages.”
According to FIFA, more than 20 million players participated in the qualifying rounds out of which only 32 made it to the Grand Final.
The FIFA competitive season will start again after the release of FIFA 19, and bolstered by a successful tournament season for FIFA 18, the future looks promising for this niche e-sport.
Al Dossary has already won the FUT Champions Cup Manchester this year and saw off the challenge of 30 other gamers at the O2.