FIFA Interactive World Cup comes to Middle East

By on February 14, 2012

Eighth edition of the popular virtual tournament to kick off in March.

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Sony PlayStation and Electronic Arts have teamed up to bring FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) to the Middle East this year.

FIWC is a virtual football tournament which saw up to 900,000 players participating worldwide last year. This year, players from the Middle East can get on in the game as well, competing for a spot in the international finals. The winner will be crowned the world’s greatest EA Sports FIFA player, and also receive USD 20,000 in cash and a trip to the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala.

The live qualifying events will be held in the following countries and venues:

March 1-2, 2012:

• Kuwait – X-cite by Alghanim Electronics Store, Avenues Mall
• The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – PlayStation World in Riyadh
• Bahrain – Sharaf DG Citi Centre
• Lebanon – Sony World Showrooms in Asharfieh, Dbayek and Beirut Souks
• Qatar – Virgin MegaStore Villaggio Mall

March 8th, 2012:
UAE – PlayNation Mirdiff City Centre.

The final regional event which will crown the Middle East’s representative and fly them out to the international rounds will take place on March 9th 2012 in United Arab Emirates, in PlayNation Mirdiff City Centre.

You can visit the official PlayStation ME Facebook page for registration.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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  • Anonymous

    I remember going to Playstation world when I lived in Riyadh… 8 years ago. It’s a 4-hour trip now, so I have to weigh my chances of winning vs. time spent getting there.

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