Team Rogue has expanded its roster of esports talent by signing FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cup winner, Mosaad “MSDossary” Aldossary. MSDossary becomes the first Saudi Arabian FIFA player to sign for a major American esports organisation.
The news comes hot on the heels of RektGlobal, the parent company of Team Rogue, promising to grow esports in the Middle East after they partnered with OverPowered Network.
Mosaad Aldossary, had this to say after signing for Team Rogue: “After winning the FUT Champions Cup, I was getting a lot of offers from Middle Eastern esports organizations, but I was really looking to join an international organization. It means a lot to me to join such a renowned team like Rogue. Esports are really popular in the Middle East and there are a lot of people here who love it and always push me to grow as a player. I’m excited to represent them on a professional level as part of team Rogue.”
Amish Shah, Founder and Chairman of ReKTGlobal, added this about the deal: “With more than 100 million gamers in the Middle East, it’s a hotbed for quality esports talent, and the first of many Middle Eastern players we’ll be looking to sign to Team Rogue. Our recent investment into OverPowered Network not only gives us better access to scouting regional talent but also opens up opportunities to connect the region with all the services ReKTGlobal provides. We’re setting the foundation for the growth of esports in the Middle East.”
FIFA joins Team Rogue’s growing list of esports titles including, PUBG, CS:GO, H1Z1, Vainglory, Rocket League, Fortnite Rainbow Six: Siege.
MSDossary will now have his sights set on the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final, which has been confirmed to be heading to London, over August 2-4th. Placement in the Amsterdam events taking place May 28-30rd and June 1-3rd will determine the FIFA eWorld Cup participants.
Philippe Le Floc’h, Chief Commercial Officer at FIFA, had this to say: “This partnership with EA elevated competitive FIFA into a worldwide phenomenon, combining the power of football with the spectacle of entertainment in astounding ways. A landmark year for global football and a landmark year for competitive gaming ends fittingly at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 in one of the most historic football cities in the world – London.”
Brent Koning, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner, added: “We make it our top priority to ensure competitive gaming is accessible to players of all levels, and also elevate the best players into the true global superstars they deserve to be. We accomplished this as more than 20 million players competed in this fun-filled, massive FIFA ecosystem. We’ve also seen the rising stars of competitive FIFA become recognized faces on the global scene.”
Esports Insider says: Team Rogue bringing in talent from the Middle East is exactly what they set out to do, with this deal they have done just that. The signing of MSDossary isn’t just Team Rogue ticking off a box, however, the signing is Team Rogue making a big statement in FIFA esports, MSDossary is a cup winning player and a real contender ahead of the FIFA eWorld Cup in London.