Ooredoo signs first eSports players to Ooredoo Thunders

Ooredoo, a pioneer in the eSports field in the Middle East region, has announced the signing of the first two players to Ooredoo Thunders, the professional eSports team created by its own eSports brand, Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land.

Delivering on its promise to recruit the country’s most talented players, Ooredoo selected two Qatari players; Qatari players Ahmed al-Meghessib and Yousef al-Defaa.

Ahmed – known in the gaming world as Aameghessib – is Qatar’s top FIFA22 player while Yousef, who goes by Vysi, is a rising star in Fortnite.

Ahmed placed third in the recent EA Sports FIFA22 Champions Cup and was a finalist in Ooredoo Arena. He is a RedBull athlete and a member of the Qatar National eSports team, and is also a FIFA eWorld-Cup finalist, a former member of the PSG Team and the number one FIFA player in Qatar.

Yousef has been playing Fortnite competitively since 2018 and has won several prizes in tournaments. He is currently ranked as one of Qatar’s top 3 eSports players, as well as having the highest competition earnings in the country.

Sabah Rabiah al-Kuwari, Director PR at Ooredoo, said: “We are excited to welcome both players to Ooredoo Thunders, the Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land Professional eSports team. We see eSports as an incredibly promising element of our digital future, with phenomenal potential, and we’re delighted to be involved as our country embraces its development and expansion. We’d like to extend our congratulations to both players on their selection, and look forward to seeing some awesome gaming from the team in the near future.”

More player signings will be revealed in the coming weeks as the Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land Professional team expands.

Ooredoo is Qatar’s leading communications company, delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential.      

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