From April 23rd to April 25th, PLG took part of Jordan’s first gaming festival, Jordan Games Week, a community event presented by Orange, in association with Arab Bank. The team hosted seven different tournaments and competition at the event, bringing the community together in a competitive setting for glory and prizes.
Spread over two days, the first tournament of the 2015 season of Fanta Masters started on April 24th with Jordan, in search of the best Jordanian FIFA 15 players in the country. With over 256 players participating, and more than 600 matches played, we finally have our 16 final Jordanian FIFA 15 players now crowned as Jordan Fanta Master. Our Final eight will all receive brand new PlayStation 4, and our Jordanian Fanta Masters Grand Champion Saif Haddadin and Runner-up Ahmad Kussad will both fly to Dubai later this year, to compete in the Fanta Masters Championship Finals, against 30 other upcoming players from across the Middle East and North Africa for a chance to win a trip to Italy and a 2015 Dodge Charger. You can read more about it in the Jordan Fanta Masters feature on our site.
Another great headlined tournaments at Jordan Games Week was Mortal Kombat X, with the official announcement of the Mortal Kombat X Cup Middle East qualifiers which will run all across the region by PLG, culminating into a Middle East Finals in Dubai later in June. Over 64 Kombatants fought their way throughout the brackets, and our final four - Wajdy Farhan, Ahmad Abou Nemri, Fareed Alnamrouti and Faisal Khoury - are our first qualified players for the Middle East Finals. The Middle East MKX Finals will see one grand winner win a spot in the International Mortal Kombat X Cup Finals, to be held in Paris at the Japan Expo on July 5th.
Followed by console based tournaments, PLG organised a series of PC tournaments for hit games: League of Legends, DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike Global Offensive. The community responded with praise for these tournaments that ran for two days, with over 45 teams competing.
For DOTA 2, Axios walked away with the grand prize of 1000 JD. A team formed out of players from 4 Bunnies 1 Turtle (PLG Invitational First Season winners), Axios reach the finals easily after kicking out Resolution Gaming, Nightcore and Team Unique, to finish the tournament with a 2-0 in a Bo3 game. In second and third respective place is team Feed 4 Fame and Darkrider walking away with 750JD and 250JD. Top teams in this tournament will also be invited to the upcoming second season of the PLG Invitationals DOTA 2 Tournament.
Our first CS:GO tournament was run in partnership with community leaders, bringing the best of Jordanian 5-man teams to Jordan Games Week. Fan-favorite MyRevenge blew the charts with a staggering 96 challenge won out of 120, even pushing one of the best local teams, Octopus, out in the semi finals in a Bo3 game. They walked away with a first prize of 1000JD, followed by team Copy Ninja (750JD for second place) and Sniper Gaming (250JD for third place).
Finally, the League of Legends tournament was held in the auditorium of Jordan Games Week, with an audience of over 300 persons cheering for their teams. Set as a qualifier stage for the upcoming new season of the PLG Legendary Tour, the tournament saw 16 teams showcase their skills in the Summoner’s Rift, with team Patrick Square Pants emerging as grand winners and walking out of the battle with 1000JD cash prize. In second place is Team Ma9aree3 (750 JD) and Team Momentum Shift (250 JD).
On behalf of PLG, we would like to thank the Jordan Games Week team for hosting our first series of tournaments in Jordan. Thank you to our fans in Jordan for joining, and we hope to do more in the kingdom in the near future.