Saudi Arabia clinched the first place in the Tekken 7 contest at the 10th edition of the IESF eSports World Championship in Taiwan this week. This was the first time Saudi Arabia took part in this championship, where Sari Aljefri prevailed over his Japanese counterpart with a 5 to 4 score. The Saudi team ranked second in terms of performance as it competed with 38 international teams. The Saudi team competed in the Tekken 7 and League of Legends competitions.
More than 700 players from 48 countries and territories showcased their skills at one of the leading global gaming competitions that ended on November 11.
eSports are becoming increasingly popular in Saudi. The Saudi team was patronised by Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS) and the General Sports Authority (GSA). Photo courtesy of Abdulaziz Alsomaili / SAFEIS