Annual GCC Gaming competition held
The annual GCC Gaming competition King Of Fighters (KOF) recently took place in Muscat.
In the competition, there was one-on-one battle in the first stage. Winner moved up the ladder and loser entered the loser’s bracket. If any one lost from the loser’s bracket, he/she was out of the tournament.
Saeed Abdul Ghafoor, founder, Oman FGC, said, “We had attendees from all over the Gulf. The main objective of the event is to put Oman in the Fighting Games map. We also want to send a message that this sport needs to be taken seriously.”
He said that the aim was to host players from the region and show the world that ‘we can play such a competitive game and have fun despite political complexities in the region’. “As we say in Arabic Khaliuna Wahid which means ‘Our Gulf United’.”
Oman FGC organised the event in collaboration with its partner Heros of Lag. The event was supported by Omantel.
The three main contests were Street Fighter 5 (SFV), King Of Fighters 14 (KOF XIV) and Tekken 7. Waqas from the UAE came first while Issam Khalil al Balushi from Oman came second in SFV. Waqas again won in KOF XIV contest while Mohammed al Banna from the UAE finished runner-up. In Tekken 7, Ahmed al Balushi from the UAE and Aseel al Jufaili from Oman came first and second respectively.
Participants at the gaming competition