The eWorld Cup has gone home to Saudi Arabia, after teenager Mosaad Al-Dossary won the computer-console version of the FIFA football tournament on Saturday, the Arab News reports.
The 18-year-old battled it out against Belgium’s Stefano Pinna to clinch the $250,000 prize in the contest held at the O2 Arena in London.
Over 20 million gamers had competed for spots in the annual eWorld Cup, but only 32 made it to the finals.
The Saudi, who vied as ‘MSDossary’, saw off adversary Pinna 4-0 on aggregate in the two-legged final.
Dossary also collected an invitation to the world soccer body’s Best FIFA Football awards in September and a shiny new trophy, Reuters reported.
“I’m really proud that I made my country proud,” said Dossary after winning each leg 2-0 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles while a perturbed Pinna failed to find a way through on goal.
Regarded as one of the best defensive players, the Saudi also won the FUT Spring Cup in Manchester on his way to the 32-player finals.
The 20-year-old Pinna, who recently signed for PSV Eindhoven’s esports side said: “It was difficult for me, especially on the Xbox side.”
The final was streamed live around the world on Twitch, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook as well as FIFA’s own platform.