General Authority of Sport and video games championship for esports ended yesterday evening with the crowning of Saudi Arabia’s FIFA Champion, Abdulrahman Belwael Al Katheiri
The tournament was held in the hall of the General Authority for Sports in Dammam under the chairmanship of His Highness Prince “Faisal bin Bandar Bin Sultan” , and saw several strong competitions that lasted over the past three days with the participation of more than 1000 players from across the Kingdom, where the number was reduced by the knockout system to only two for the Grand Final which are “Mansoor Al Awaidi” and the champion “Abdul Rahman Blwael”.
Although Al Awaidi made a great performance through the match, the final word was Abdulrahman’s, who managed to score two goals to one and winning the General Authority of Sports Cup and a prize of SR300,000, a figure that could turn the most vocal deniers of families into supporters of their kids’ career in the world of esports.
Mansour Al Awaidi came second with a prize of 200k riyals, while Hussein Rashid received third place and 100k riyals, followed by Badr Al Shammari with a prize of 50 thousand riyals in the fourth place, while prizes worth 10 thousand riyals were distributed to winners of ranks ranging from fifth to eighth.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has witnessed an increasing official interest in this type of competitions. The General Authority for Sports is planning to organize more events and competitions in the field of video games in the near future in addition to other sports events such as the Italian Super Cup between Juventus and AC Milan match in the King’s Abdullah Stadium in Jeddah next year.