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Saudi Arabia wins FIFA World Cup, at least in video game form

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Mosaad Aldossary is the Saudi gamer who just beat Belgium’s Stefano Pinna to be crowned world champion and has been invited to the Best FIFA Football awards in September

The eSports in the world continue rapidly growing and with a $250,000 in prize money, this weekend the FIFA eWorld Cup ended with Saudi gamer Mosaad Aldossary winning it all after beating Belgium’s Stefano Pinna 4-0 in the two-legged final played in the O2 Arena in London, England.

With his victory, the 18-year old has earned not only $250,000 in prizes, but also an invitation to attend the Best FIFA Football awards in September, a FIFA trophy to take home, and of course, bragging rights as the best video game player in the world.

“I am really proud that I made my country proud,” the young Saudi was quoted by the Arabian Business 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”, he added.

The tournament was played in London and was broadcast over FIFA’s own social media platforms, allowing millions to watch how the Saudi National was able to beat the 20-year old Belgian member of PSV Eindhoven’s official e-sports side.

Now Aldossary will have the chance to share the stage in September with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kevin De Bruyne, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé, and others.