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Posted On: 30 April 2021 11:32 am
Updated On: 2 May 2021 04:12 pm

[UPDATED] Qatar's e-football team participates in MENA international e-football championship qualifiers

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Qatar national e-football team participates in MENA international e-football championship qualifiers (QFA)

[UPDATE] 2 May 2021: Watch Qatar team Vs. Saudi live now in The FIFA eNations Cup!

[UPDATE] 1 May 2021, 7:50 pm:

Ahmed Al-Meghessib and Jassim Eid representing the Qatar Football Association (QFA) eNational Team have qualified to the Winners Bracket. They will be facing India as they come closer to the FIFA eNations Cup World Finals. Stay tuned for the live action tomorrow at 1 pm on QFA's official channels on social media platforms "YouTube" and "Facebook".

[UPDATE] Watch live as Qatar battles with Saudi Arabia!

30 April 2020 11:32 am

Qatar's national e-football team will participate in the qualifiers for the International Electronic Football Championship for the Middle East and Africa (PlayStation and Xbox), which kicks off on Friday 30 April at 3 pm (Qatar Standard Time) and will run until Sunday 2 May.

This is the first time that the Qatar Football Association (QFA) has participated in this tournament, and the national team is seeking to make a mark in the world of e-sports through these qualifiers.

The participating countries

The national team will play Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, India and South Africa, and the first and second-placed teams will qualify for the finals of the FIFA Electronic Football Championship from 20 - 22 August in Copenhagen.

The Qatar national e-football players

The national team in the qualifiers is represented by Ahmed Al-Meghessib (team captain and PlayStation player), who is the best PlayStation player in Qatar (FIFA ranking), and ranks among the top 25 players in West Asia according to FIFA's ranking as well. He is a professional e-sports player, plays for Paris Saint-Germain, has won 30 FIFA 21 weekly competitions and played in more than 30 local, regional and international competitions including the FIFA Interactive World Cup.

The second member of the national team is Jassim al-Eid, the best Xbox player in Qatar, who is among the top 200 Xbox players in the world according to FIFA rankings, and won 30 runs in FIFA 21 weekly competitions. Jassim has played more than 20 local, regional and international competitions to reach the FIFA 20 Middle East qualifiers, as well as representing our national team in the first West Asian Federation electronic football championship.

Where to watch the matches

All matches are scheduled to be broadcast live on QFA's official channels on social media platforms "YouTube" and "Facebook", to provide a distinct media platform for those interested in electronic games and fans of the national team.

Qatar is participating for the first time

On this occasion, Khalifa Al Haroon, Advisor to the Secretary-General of the QFA, expressed his happiness with the first presence of our national team in these continental qualifiers, which is the second consecutive presence of our team in electronic games competitions following his participation in the first West Asian Federation championship, which received great attention, and a huge turnout among large segments of our youth and children in our Arab world and our Asian surroundings.

He said:

"Our team's participation in these qualifiers comes with the ambition of qualifying for the FINALS of the International Football Championship organized by FIFA in August, which reflects the growing interest that the Qatar Football Federation attaches to electronic games, especially with the presence of a large segment of its young Qatari practitioners, which leads us to organize many tournaments, whether regional, Arab and Asian, in order to keep pace with global developments with regard to electronic football games."

He added:

"Participation in the qualifiers is a great opportunity to emphasize the importance of linking football to the needs and inclinations of our young people, and to promote the mass participation of the most popular game in the world, so that it is not only the participation of football players, but also the opportunity to share football fans with electronic games that attract the attention of millions of fans from different age groups globally, which is a typical opportunity to show the abilities of our players in such competitions."

The Advisor to the Secretary-General concluded his remarks, thanking Ooredoo, our official communications partner in the qualifiers, and Virtuocity, which provided training facilities for our team in the qualifiers.

Sabah Rabia Al Kuwari, Public Relations Manager at Ooredoo, said:

"We are proud of our cooperation with the Qatar Football Federation and the support of the national electronic team during its participation in the qualifiers of the International Electronic Football Championship for the Middle East and Africa.
E-sports has become more than just a recreational opportunity, as it has become a wide global concern and official accreditation by the football federations, and from this point of view, we have been keen to provide support to our national e-team to encourage this sport and to represent our beloved country in the best way, and we wish the best of luck to our players in the upcoming benefits."

Ooredoo is the official communications partner of Qatar's national electronic team through its first participation in the qualifiers of the 2021 Fifa e-Football Championship, Virtuocity is an official partner for our team's training facilities in the qualifiers, and our team will play matches through the headquarters of the equipped company.

Source and cover image: QFA