Saudi eSports star joins US rapper Jay-Z’s Roc Nation family

Mosaad Al-Dossary. (Reuters/File)
Updated 10 October 2019

Saudi eSports star joins US rapper Jay-Z’s Roc Nation family

  • Mosaad Al-Dossary is becoming the first eSports player to join the brand

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Mosaad Al-Dossary, the 2018 champion of the FIFA eWorld Cup, has signed for American rap legend Jay-Z’s entertainment agency Roc Nation, becoming the first eSports player to join the brand.

In addition to Al-Dossary, Roc Nation Sports International represents football stars Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich, Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan, Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City, Eric Bailly of Manchester United, Axel Witsel of Borussia Dortmund and Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal CF.

“I’m incredibly excited to join the Roc Nation family,” said Al-Dossary. “As I’ve gotten to know guys like Kevin De Bruyne and Jerome Boateng, it became immediately apparent that Roc Nation stands for everything I believe in – a passion for greatness and a constant pursuit of success.

“Being a part of a roster that includes some of the best footballers and athletes in the world is very special to me.”

With multiple accolades to his name, 19-year-old Al-Dossary won the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final and was named 2018 eSports Player of the Year. Additionally, he is the only person in FIFA’s history to have won back-to-back Xbox world championships.

Michael Yormark, president of Roc Nation Sports International, said: “Mosaad has had incredible success in the FIFA and eSports world, and Roc Nation is proud to work beside him as his career continues to flourish.

“Mosaad is the perfect fit to be our first eSports client – he brings the same drive and hunger for success to his sport that all of our athletes carry.”


Formula E teams full speed on pre-season testing ahead of Diriyah E Prix

Updated 20 October 2019

Formula E teams full speed on pre-season testing ahead of Diriyah E Prix

DUBAI: Formula E racing fans were treated to a preview of next month’s Diriyah E Prix when all 12 teams lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session.

The teams, with newcomers Porsche and Mercedes-Benz EQ joining the roster, have been busy preparing for the new season – including the Valencia pre-season test on October 15 to 18 – that will feature the same Gen2 cars as the previous year with both attack mode and fan boost features being used for the second year in a row.

This year’s Diriyah E-Prix promises to eclipse the inaugural 2018 edition, with two races instead of one, being staged at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

DS Techeetah team’s Jean-Eric Vergne won the 2018/2019 season championship, making him the first Formula E driver in history to win multiple driver championships.