Saudi gamer wins FIFA eWorld Cup
Mosaad Aldossary wins $250,000 prize in FIFA eWorld Cup in London
An 18-year old Saudi national has been crowned champion of the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final, taking home the competition's $250,000 prize.
The gamer, Mosaad Aldossary, won 4-0 on aggregate against Belgium's Stefano Pinna in the two-legged final, which was live streamed to millions of people around the world through FIFA's own platform, Twich, as well asTwitter and YouTube.
After defeating his rival at London's O2 Arena, Aldossary - who competes under the name ‘MSDossary' - was also presented with an invitation to the Best FIFA Football awards in September, as well as with a trophy.
I am really proud that I made my country proud," the young Saudi was quoted as saying after the competition.
"I am very grateful to my family and coach. Hopefully this is the start of my era and I can make my country proud every year."
Aldossary is widely regarded as one of the world's best FIFA gamers, having previously won the FUT Spring Cup in Manchester.
His opponent, 20-year-old Pinna - who is now a member of PSV Eindhoven's official e-sports side, said that "he [Aldossary] didn't let me play my game style because of his pressure. His defence is amazing."
The event's last winner, 21-year old Englishman Spencer Ealing, was eliminated from the competition in the knockout stages.