An­nual GCC Gam­ing com­pe­ti­tion held

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

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.

(Mus­cat Daily)

Par­tic­i­pants at the gam­ing com­pe­ti­tion

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