Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Saudi nationwide Overwatch 2 group secured the championship on the World Cup held in California, that includes 36 taking part groups.
The Saudi group emerged victorious over their Chinese language counterparts with a 3-2 scoreline, marking the Kingdom’s first-ever title in Overwatch.
The occasion kicked off on Jan. 25, 2023, with group stage qualifiers the place the Saudi group dominated, outperforming Japan, the USA, and France.
This led them to the match’s finals, performed in an elimination format.
The Saudi group triumphed over Spain with a 3-0 rating, confronted Finland within the semifinals securing a 3-2 win, and went on to win a dramatic ultimate in opposition to China, overturning a 2-0 deficit to say the coveted title.
The Saudi group’s championship journey was flawless, showcasing distinctive particular person and collective performances by gamers Majed Al-Rasheed, Alhamidi Al-Rowaili, Abdulilah Al-Fayfi, Ibrahim Al-Ali, Ahmed Al-Youbi, Osama Abdullah, and Fahad Al-Aqaili.
The qualifiers and finals witnessed the presence of Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, president of the Saudi Arabian Esports Federation, together with Ahmed Al-Busheri, Deputy CEO of the Saudi Arabian Esports Federation, and Faisal binhomran, CEO of Esports on the Federation, demonstrating their assist for the group all through their quest for the championship.
Prince Faisal expressed his pleasure and pleasure within the group’s victory, stating,
“Saudi Arabia’s win of the Overwatch 2 World Cup and the acquisition of our first gold medal within the historical past of Saudi esports is proof that we’re on the appropriate path in direction of reaching our objectives of being on the forefront of esports globally and a supply of champions representing the Kingdom on varied worldwide phases.”
He added: “The fervour and collaboration among the many gamers spotlight the numerous progress witnessed within the Saudi esports group.”