Saudi Arabia’s 2018 FIFA eWorld Champion Musaed Al Dossary and BanderitaX among gaming stars to attend BLAST Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi

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  • The Team Falcons founder joins an impressive list of gaming enthusiasts from content creators, players and mega-influencers for the showpiece gaming event on 17 and 18 December at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena.
  • Spectators can meet the region’s biggest stars and world’s best esports players in the BLAST Gaming Zone with a huge array of activities across different gaming titles including FIFA and Fortnite planned during the event.
  • The eight-team line-up is now confirmed for the USD $1 million competition with tickets still available to purchase.

Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia’s Musaed Al Dossary, winner of the FIFA 2018 eWorld Cup and BanderitaX will be at the BLAST Premier World Final 2022 in Abu Dhabi along with a host of top gamers, gaming influencers and content creators from the Middle East region.

Al Dossary, also known as ‘Msdossary’, the former World Cup champion is also the founder of Team Falcons – a huge esports team covering MENA and Europe across a range of games, along with a number of content creators and team managers.

BanderitaX has racked up more than 12 million subscribers on YouTube and is one of the most popular content creators in the region. They will be joined by some of the biggest names in the region including ‘Basharkk’, Galaxy Racer’s professional Fortnite players ‘Souriano’ and ‘g1ntl’.

‘Basharkk’, has well over a million subscribers on the platform and is another fan favourite for the region’s gamers. ‘Souriano’ is also another popular addition as is ‘g1ntl’ another Fortnite favourite.

BLAST has also announced its Gaming Zone for the World Final, which takes place on 17 and 18 December at Etihad Arena with plenty of activities to enjoy across different gaming titles. Fans of all ages can participate in an epic weekend of playing Counter-Strike, FIFA, and Fall Guys.

As well as watching the world’s best sides compete in the season-finale, fans can also take photographs and autographs during the meet and greet sessions with the region’s stars and the participating players.

The entertainment extravaganza is part of the BLAST Premier World Final that will see the world’s best Counter-Strike teams battle for a slice of the USD $1 million prize fund in the Etihad Arena. BLAST has partnered with Abu Dhabi Gaming – a pioneering gaming and esports initiative to host the tournament.

Following the conclusion of last week’s BLAST Fall Final, the line-up has been confirmed with OG Esports, Navi, G2 Esports, Heroic, Faze Clan, Outsiders, Team Vitality and Team Liquid set to compete.

The event will be the culmination of the BLAST Premier tournament series which has seen six other editions as part of the 2022 global CS:GO calendar.

Another huge attraction for the week will be a local head-to-head between leading regional teams Falcon Esports and Nasr Esports who will be playing in the World Final Show match.

Charlotte Kenny, Managing Director of BLAST Premier, said: “At BLAST we are always looking at ways to deliver next level entertainment for fans. As part of this ambition, we are delighted to host some of the most popular and loved esports and gaming personalities from the Middle East at next month’s BLAST Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi.

“Msdossary has quickly become one of the most well-known names in esports in the region, having had a successful FIFA career so far and it’s no different for Fortnite professionals Souriano and g1ntl, along with popular gaming creators BanderitaX and Basharkk. By having them under one roof at the Etihad Arena will also make the World Final even more special, giving a unique opportunity for fans to meet their heroes in person.”

Tickets for 17 and 18 December cost as low as AED 50 for Students and AED 115 per person.

About BLAST

We’re on a mission to take esports to the next level of global entertainment. We excite and invite billions of fans to join the esports revolution. We create live and digital experiences – from tournaments that pack out major arenas around the world to great content that’s guaranteed to blow your socks off.

We work with some of the world’s best game publishers and brands to elevate their properties into amazing esports experiences – having delivered tournaments, content and shows in a variety of games, including: Counter-Strike, DOTA 2, VALORANT, Apex Legends, FIFA 2022 and Fortnite.

Over the last year, we’ve been working with Fortnite to develop industry leading, year-round, calendar of exciting and competitive esports events. Following last year’s FNCS All-Star Showdown and FNCS Grand Royale tournaments, we’re now operating the entire FNCS Chapter 3 broadcast schedule during each Fortnite Season for 2022.

BLAST Premier is a worldwide Counter-Strike tournament series where the best teams and biggest superstars fight it out for glory and a multi-million dollar prize pool. Famous for its unparalleled production quality and game changing fan-first moments. Attracting tens-of-thousands of fans to our crazy-big-adrenaline-pumped live events in big arenas from London and Copenhagen to Miami and Sao Paulo, with millions more watching at home on our broadcast tuning in from more than 154 territories and in 25 different languages.