GSA FIFA 18 Cup announced as official qualifier for the FIFA 18 Global Series on "The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup"

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FIFA 18 eWorld Cup Qualifiers to be held in Jeddah. (Supplied)
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FIFA 18 eWorld Cup Qualifiers to be held in Jeddah. (Supplied)
Updated 28 March 2018

GSA FIFA 18 Cup announced as official qualifier for the FIFA 18 Global Series on "The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup"

After Saudi Arabia’s national football team secured its position at the opening game of Russia 2018 World Cup, Saudi FIFA 18 competitors have the opportunity to compete in the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs and a chance to qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup final later this year.
Sunday, March 25 marks the start of the qualifying rounds of GSA FIFA 18 Cup. The event will be Saudi Arabia’s first ever FIFA eWorld Cup qualifier tournament that will be held in Jeddah in April.
The winners of the tournament will qualify to the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs in June 2018. In addition to a pool prize of $267,000.
Organized by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), the GSA FIFA 18 Cup will start its online qualification rounds from March 25 through till April 19. Registration will be open to any of the resident of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and Qatar.
The qualifying 64 players will then move on to the final rounds of tournament at the King Abdullah Sport City from the 24th and through to the 26th of April. On both Xbox and PlayStation, 32 Players on each console will battle for the titles. The Champion on each console will then move on to represent Saudi Arabia in the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs, just one step away from the FIFA eWorld Cup.
SAFEIS is organizing this event as part of its efforts to grow the eSports community, and support Saudi talent in showcasing their skills on a global stage. The federation is also on a mission to present opportunities for all. The tournament will be open for all members of the community above the age of sixteen as per EA requirements.
In a statement by President of the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic & Intellectual Sport Prince Faisal bin Bandar:
“E Sports is open to everyone, the ultimate equalizer, male or female, big or small, anyone can step up to the challenge, anyone can win. This will be just the beginning. The Cup provides an opportunity for the video gaming community to showcase their skills by creating an arena where best come to shine.”
To shed light on the details of the tournament registration, qualification process and more; the SAFEIS twitter account (@SAFEISKSA) will be sharing a video prepared by the Saudi famous YouTuber and SAFESI project manager Saad Al Semari, AKA Mr. FIFA.
The GSA FIFA 18 Cup is an accredited official EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 Global Series qualifier as EA brings competitive FIFA to millions of fans around the world through the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 in August 2018.


Free tickets for life for baby born on board Cairo-London EgyptAir flight

Updated 18 September 2020

Free tickets for life for baby born on board Cairo-London EgyptAir flight

  • The Egyptian national carrier witnessed the brith of a baby girl on one of its flights

CAIRO: EgyptAir said it will gift free tickets for life to a newborn child who was born on board a flight from Cairo to London Heathrow. 

The Egyptian national carrier witnessed the brith of a baby girl on one of its flights between Egypt and the UK this week. 

The child's mother, Hayam Nasr Najy, who is from Yemen, went into labor prematurely on Wednesday, The plane diverted to make an emergency landing in Munich, Germany.

 A statement by the airliner thanked members of the flight crew and passengers for “their professional handling of this exceptional circumstance.”