What a year it’s been for Mosaad “Msdossary” Aldossary: the Saudi Arabian was crowned the FIFA eWorld Cup champion in the summer, the FUT Champions Cup in Manchester back in April – and now he’s won the Gfinity FUT Champions Cup December.
Both the eWorld Cup final and FUT Champions Cup took place in London, with the former at the O2 and the latter at the Gfinity Arena.
Msdossary, who plays for Rogue, has become the first player to win titles on FIFA 17, FIFA 18 and FIFA 19, cementing his status as arguably the best FIFA player in the world.
He beat Nicolass99fc in the cross-console final with an 8-3 victory over two legs, but it was arguably the Xbox final before that which was of greater interest to UK fans.
Msdossary played against UK pro Donovan “F2Tekkz” Hunt in a thrilling Xbox final.
“It feels like home here, my family also live here. Four FIFA majors across three titles, nobody has done that and I hope I can continue my form onto my real title, the FIFA eWorld Champion.”
Msdossary on winning in the UK
F2Tekkz, having just won his second FUT Champions Cup in Bucharest, was looking to take another first-place victory and claim three FUT tournaments on the spin.
While Tekkz was finding his form in the competition, and had already defeated Msdossary in Bucharest, he had confidence going into the Xbox final.
But Msdossary silenced the home crowd, racing into a 2-0 lead with two finessed efforts from Ruud Gullit. The 17-year-old Tekkz fought hard to get back into the contest though and pulled back a late goal. In the second leg, Tekkz scored twice, coming from behind to lead 3-2.
It was Msdossary’s turn to score next, taking the tie to extra time. And with ten in-game minutes to go, the Saudi Arabian scored from a set piece to take the victory.
Msdossary said: “There was a lot of talk saying I am no good at FIFA 19, and I hope the score in the grand final shows them how good I am.”
On winning in the UK, he said: “It feels like home here, my family also live here. Four FIFA majors across three titles, nobody has done that and I hope I can continue my form onto my real title, the FIFA eWorld Champion.”
The Gfinity FUT Champions Cup December marks the end of competitive FIFA action in the 2018 calendar, but there’s more to come in the FIFA 19 Global Series season.
Another FUT Champions Cup in January is on the way, with location details set to be announced soon. And the Gfinity Arena will host a local qualifier event at the start of 2019.
Photo credit: Joe Brady
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