Saudi Football Stars To Compete in an MLBB Celebrity Showmatch

John Dave Rossel
Published On: 24 Dec 2020, 11:03 AM
  • Saudi football stars Yasser AlQahtani and Manaf Aboshgair to join MLGC as team vaptains
  • The football stars will lead a team composed of popular streamers and influencers.
  • The MLGC2020 Finals will be held on December 25, 2020.

The grand finals for the Mobile Legends Gulf Cup (MLGC) is fast approaching. A celebrity showmatch will be held during the grand finals featuring Saudi Arabia’s popular football stars Yasser AlQahtani and Manaf Aboshgair. The two football stars will play as team captains for their respective teams. 

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MLGC Celebrity Showmatch

The combined force of two widely different sports scenes, MLBB and Football, was a carefully orchestrated plan. On Nov. 29, the Saudi national team announced that MLBB had become an official esport game of the Saudi National Team (SNT).

Saudi Football Stars To Compete in an MLBB Celebrity Showmatch
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“Football and MLBB have many commonalities, focusing on competitive spirit, pursuit of victory, emphasizing team spirit, and we hope we could convey the spirit of sports competition to all the world along with MLBB. said Nadim, the manager of SNT.”

The team captains will lead a group of content creators and influencers as they battle it out and prove who is the best in the MLGC Celebrity Showmatch.

Yasser AlQahtan, former captain of the Saudi National football team, will act as the red team’s captain. The team members are oCMz, Saudi brothers, Ahmed Show, and safah9.

“The game really helped me to regain the excitement of fighting with the teammates on the field,” said Yasser AlQahtan. The football star also said that he has been playing the game for quite a time, and when he got the invitation from MLBB, he didn’t even hesitate to accept their invitation.

Manaf Aboshgair, a former member of SNT, will act as the blue team’s captain. The team members are MjrmGames, TMFaisal, Rima, and Haman.

Just like football, MLBB requires teamwork and trust in your teammates. The two sports may be completely different but they carry the same goal in mind: working and winning as a team. 

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What is the MLGC 2020?

The MLGC 2020 is the first official Mobile Legends: Bang Bang(MLBB) Esports Tournament for the Middle East. Teams from all over the middle east will compete for a prize pool of $15,000 USD. 

The tournament’s grand finale will be held on Dec. 25, 2020. For news and updates about the event, check out the official Discord and Facebook page of MLBB. The event will be streamed live on their YouTube channel and its official Facebook page. 

John is a mobile esports writer for AFK Gaming that specializes in Wild Rift and Mobile Legends, whilst also maintaining an overview of the Free Fire, COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile esports scenes.

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