The FIFA 18 qualifier for the Asian Football Gaming Championship (AFGC) was held in Colombo recently with the interest of many participants from across the country. Ahmed “Shark” Shaakir from Noob Alliance got the better of every opponent he faced and became the lucky winner of the qualifier. He is now representing Sri Lanka at the AFGC – considered to be Asia’s biggest FIFA tournament, which kicks off from the 13th to the 15th of July in Singapore.
Organised by the Singapore Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA), the AFGC will showcase a total of 24 players from across Asia who will also be vying for a piece of the $2500 prize pool (LKR 390,000 approx).
Shaakir has been one of the most prominent FIFA players in Sri Lanka with multiple tournament finals under his belt and has proven himself a force to be reckoned with, beating down multiple high tier opponents during the qualifiers where he came out on top in the 4th bracket and then went to beat some of the best players in Sri Lanka and earned rights as the best FIFA player in the country right now.
Catching up with Shaakir, this is what he had to say on his way to take on the competition in Singapore.
“I would like to thank my sponsors Asus and Red Line Gaming for giving me the opportunity to represent Sri Lanka at the AFGC. Also special thanks to Noob Alliance for creating a platform to connect some of the best gamers from all over Sri Lanka.
My expectation of this tournament would be some really tough head on battles with the best in Asia. As it is a debut for Sri Lanka at this tournament, it would be nothing short of excitement.
Coming from a competitive background of tennis, I would be comfortable making key decisions under pressure at match situations which might actually help me overcome my opponents at this tournament.”
We wish Shaakir the best of luck in his games as he faces some of the best FIFA professionals in the region.