Ooredoo announced that a member of its eSports team, Ooredoo Thunders, has won a major regional eSports tournament and qualified for a prestigious event in the US.
Ooredoo Thunders team member Hellon – Mohamed Shaheer Khan - won the first round of the initial qualifiers of the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Middle East, followed by three semi-final sessions, and ultimately qualified for the Grand Finals, becoming eligible to compete in the FNCS Middle East main round and claim victory.
Of the FNCS Middle East $120,000 prize pool, the Ooredoo Thunders won $25,000, with Hellon’s share being $12,500. This victory secured Hellon’s invitation
to the FNCS Invitational in Raleigh, North Carolina, US, in November. The FNCS Invitational is a single-lobby event with a million-dollar prize pool, and the first
to take place since 2019 and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sabah Rabiah al-Kuwari, director of PR at Ooredoo, said: “We were delighted with this impressive victory for our eSports team, Ooredoo Thunders. eSports is taking off exponentially in the Middle East region, and – in line with our strategic commitment to investment in innovation – we are proud to be at the forefront. Congratulations to Hellon on his stellar performance thus far, and we wish him the very best of luck in the FNCS Invitational!”
Ooredoo is an eSports "pioneer in the Middle East region thanks to its own eSports brand, Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land". Ooredoo Thunders team gaming houses
have been established in Doha and Istanbul, where teams are training relentlessly to master their gaming skills and triumph in other major tournaments, a press statement notes.