Up to 24 challengers battled for the crown of the ‘SoulCalibur V Middle East Champion’, a tournament held by Gameplay Entertainment at our quarterly GamesFest event last month. After numerous hours of button smashing, sweat-induced close fights and hair-pulling frustration, Majid Abdullah finally emerged victorious. He shares his experience on our little chat below.
What’s your handle in SoulCalibur V?
My Name is Majid Abdullah Al Sarqi & my nickname is LordSoul.
Why did you participle in this tournament?
Because I’m a big fan of SoulCalibur series & we don’t have big community like Street Fighter and Tekken for SoulCalibur. Also, I wanted to try out my skills against the other players in the tournament.
Who is your favorite character in SoulCalibur Series ?
Nightmare, because the series have different kinds of styles and combos, so it’s important to master a character which can do heavy damage and pull off great combos.
What’s your Motto ?
I want to be like famous like Omagader of Soulcalibur, and Daigo of Street Fighter .
What was your first game of SoulCalibur series?
It was Soul Edge on PS One.
What is your favorite game of the series? And why?
SoulCalibur IV, because it had new and exciting controls, challenging experience and great characters more than the previous releases of SoulCalibur series.
What’s your recommendation for the players in the Middle East?
I would like to ask them to try out the game and practice on it so that we can have more professional players and build up a community for SoulCalibur series in the Middle East.
The first ever Street Fighter 3rd Strike Online Edition tournament was held at the Billiard Planet Café last week. Fitted in a cozy corner in Mazhar Mall in Dubai, the tournament was sponsored by local distributor Pluto Games, along with Salim Al Suwaidi, Mohammed Al Tamimi & Hamdad Al Marri.
A battalion of 31 players participated in tournament, which were promptly divided into multiple groups. The tournament rounded up in the usual format, with four finalists fighting for the top 3 position. After a masterful show of skill and talent, the tournament produced three champions: Hamdan Al Mansoor (1st place), Khalid Ahmed (2nd place), and Mohammed Al Tamimi (3rd place). They were presented with shields, medals and prizes by Pluto Games.
Here are some of the matches from tournament:
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To view the pictures from the tournament, check out our gallery here.