KUWAIT: Juvi team, consisting of Khaled Al Samer & Khaled Assad, has managed to clinch the title of champions at the Mr D0ne’s Game On Kuwait Final, beating out 7 other final teams.
Mr D0ne’s Game On, is an E-Football initiative comprising of an E-Sports Competition with a compelling twist that was held in 3 different locations across Kuwait in September and October 2019.
Abdulaziz Alshehri, who also goes by the alias Mr D0ne, is a Red Bull E-Sports athlete and the first-ever player from the Middle East to win the FIFA eWorld Cup. The Saudi Arabian player won what was then the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final in Munich, Germany, in 2015 and has ultimately become an icon of the E-Sports world, acquiring the privilege to be in the company of lifelong legends, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Lionel Messi.
With smooth and magnetic skills, Mr D0ne’s now focusing on developing the profile of E-Football in the Middle East for amateur gaming enthusiasts in the region, starting with Mr D0ne’s Game On in Kuwait. The event, which started September 26 had 5 qualifiers in two different locations in Kuwait. Each qualifier registers teams of two to participate in 16 rounds per qualifier event. Each qualifier acquired winning teams who succeeded to the Finals that took place on October 17 at 360 Mall.
For the game, the rules are fairly simple, yet full of intensity and suspense: there are 4 players per game, each 2 in a team with one controller per team. The game begins regularly with 2 players; however, the gist is that each team member must tag and switch with their mate within the game when:
• A team gets scored on
• When a red card is given
• At half time
Each team is also granted one free switch when the ball is not in play. Teams who end up in a tie would play a Golden Goal round where it’ll lead to a penalty shootout switching players per shoot. Sounds intense huh?
151 teams battled it out in the qualifiers and only the top eight thrown – thirsty teams made it to the on-ground National Final, held at 360 Mall on October 17.
Mr D0ne’s Game On in Kuwait is held in partnership with by X-cite by Alghanim Electronics, Quality Net, Playstation 4, Acqua Eva, The Hub, Plamo Con, Gamma Game and 360 Mall. Media partners, Kuwait Times and Scope TV covered this popular event.
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