After a whole year of tournaments, the Fanta Masters Championship Finals, which hosted 32 of the best EA Sports FIFA from all across the region, including Gulf’s best from KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait, the Levant with Jordan as well as North Africa with Egypt, Algeria and much more, during the first edition of Dubai Games Week, at The Dubai Mall, Dubai Ice Rink from November 20th to 21st. Dubai Games Week also hosted the UAE Finals on the 20th, to crown the remaining spots for the UAE champions that represented the country in the Championship Finals, which were Ali Sakr, Husam Toubasey, Zainulabideen, Ewen Bihan, Omar Abaza, Saeed Rostam, Ali Sakr and Mohannad Saleem.
With a total of 307’200 games, 1’075’200 goals, 37’648’000 virtual minutes of FIFA 15 matches have been played during all of this year’s events, we had to end this season in style, and our 32 Fanta Masters even had the chance to meet legendary footballers Luis Figo, Deco and Michel Salagado during the Championship Finals at Dubai Games Week. But in the end, it all came to the tournament itself, and the challenge of finding the ultimate Fanta Master for the year.
The tournament saw many crowd favorite surprisingly lose in the first round, including 2014 Million Player and PLG Super League Season 1 Winner Amer Rasheed, as well as previous FIWC Finalist Abdulaziz Shiddo, but at the same time previous 2014 Fanta Masters Mohammed Kamali from Bahrain and Abdullah Al-Thebaity proved their worth by reaching through the later stages. The last four countries reaching the final rounds were a nice mix of Levant versus Gulf, returning Fanta Masters against newcomers, where 2015 KSA Fanta Masters Abdullah AlDablan went against 2015 Jordan Fanta Masters Seif Haddadin, and two times Bahraini Fanta Masters Mohamed Kamali went against his rival from Kuwait, Bandar Al-Moutayri.
It was thanks to their skills, and hint of luck like any game of EA Sports FIFA 15 that Seif Haddadin from Jordan and Bandar Al-Moutayri from Kuwait reached the finals; one final match to crown the grand champion of this 2015 season. In a Real Madrid vs Real Madrid match, on the night of the Clasico, 29 year old Kuwait Fanta Masters Bandar Al-Moutayri won over his Jordanian competitor, 5-1, and was crowned the 2015 Fanta Master, winning a brand new Dodge Charger and a flight to Italy with a friend. Seif Haddadin as a runner-up also won the trip to Italy with a friend, as well as the recognition that he’s truly a champion of his own nation.
Missed this year’s Fanta Masters tournament league? Stay tuned to our website, and all social media pages (including the dedicated Fanta Masters Twitter and Facebook accounts) to learn more about next year’s tournament, and how you can represent your country for prize and glory in the region first and biggest EA Sports FIFA league, as well as the dedicated Elite online FUT league: the PLG Super League.