'Msdossary7' wins regional title, Okabe advances

  • Mosaad 'Msdossary7' Aldossary wins FUT Champions Rest of World Season 2 regional title

  • He is the third Saudi Arabian gamer to qualify for the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Final in Berlin

  • Japan’s Shun 'fifantomCR' Okabe booked his ticket for Berlin from the PlayStation 4 division

There was more delight for Saudi Arabian gamers on Friday after Mosaad 'Msdossary7' Aldossary claimed the FIFA Ultimate Team Rest of World Season 2 regional title in Whistler, a ski resort north of Vancouver. He joins fellow countrymen and Sydney regional final qualifiers Khalid 'xX ThE RoYaL Xx' Aloufi and Abdulaziz 'A8drAfwz' Alshehri in securing his place at next month’s FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Final. Also booking his ticket for Berlin was Japan’s Shun 'fifantomCR' Okabe from the PlayStation 4 division.

Berlin bound Xbox One Though it was his debut in a FIFA interactive tournament, 'Msdossary7' was unstoppable in claiming the Xbox One division title. The young Saudi not only cruised through the group stage but swept aside the opposition in the knockout round with victories of three goals or more. It included the decisive win over Abdullah 'jetmrken' Althebaiti in the Xbox One final to secure his place in Berlin.

PlayStation 4 The pathway to Berlin from the PlayStation 4 division proved a little more challenging for 'fifantomCR'. Though they both finished with the same record in the group, the Japanese gamer advanced to the knockout round behind group winner Man 'RonnieYau' Yau. He also had his hands full in the knockout stages, as Okabe needed penalties to defeat Chui 'SO_N_Y_528' Hang in the quarter-finals after a goalless extra-time draw. However, a pair of victories over Australian Samer 'Samer96' Elbadar in both the semi-final and final earned him the PlayStation 4 title.

The Grand Final In front of an enthusiastic crowd, which included FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Paris regional final winner Tassal 'Tass' Rushan, 'Msdossary7' capped off a memorable day with a masterful two-leg performance to defeat 'fifantomCR' 4-2 on aggregate. Choosing to start the Grand Final on his favoured Xbox One console proved decisive, as a 3-1 victory in the home leg allowed the Saudi gamer to execute his possession-oriented game plan and frustrate Okabe on his preferred PlayStation 4 console in a 1-1 draw in the second leg.

The stat - the number of Saudi Arabians to qualify from Seasons 1 and 2 of the Rest of World regional finals for next month’s FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Final.

Upcoming regional finals Season 2 Americas (22 April) Europe (6 May)

What they said “I can’t describe it, to be fair. It’s an amazing and I look forward to another ." Mosaad 'Msdossary7' Aldossary following his impressive victory in the FUT Champions Rest of World Season 2 regional final