ROC Nation Jay-Z’s entertainment agency behemoth, that counts none other than Rihanna and Kanye West in their stable of artists has announced an expansion into esports with the signing of one of FIFA’s most prominent players – Saudi Arabia’s Mosaad “Msdossary” Al-dossary.
Msdossary made his name in FIFA 18, when he capped off a spectacular season by winning the FIFA eWorld Cup versus Stefano Pinna in London’s O2 Arena. His ’19 season cemented his status as one of the most consistent performers in the game – he won two out of six possible FUT Champions Cups before finishing runner-up to Mohammed ‘MoAuba’ Harkous in the FIFA eWorld Cup. At the time he represented Rogue esports.
ROC Nations move into the FIFA scene will be a welcome sign for many that feared that the FIFA competitive scene was becoming financially unfeasible for organizations, evidenced by the number of orgs that decided to pull out at the end of the ’19 season.
However, with the announcement of this year’s Global Series and a guaranteed $3,000,000 in prize money plus ROC Nation having enough faith to choose a FIFA player as their first move in esports, these fears may prove to be unfounded.
FIFA 20 – Player Transfers and Free Agents
Spencer ‘Gorilla’ Ealing – STARK esports
There was one point there that Gorilla was FIFA esports – his win at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2017 made him the no.1 player in the game and the biggest esport star in the UK, he was signed by FaZe clan and it looked like a period of dominance for the Englishman was on the cards.
But it wasn’t to be, successive poor showings in both the ’18 and ’19 Global Series have seen him taken over by younger, hungrier players and this season looks like make or break for the veteran. Could signing to STARK esports be the change he needs?
Kurt ‘Kurt04011’ Fenech – Stellar Esports
For a man with more controversies than trophies its perhaps not surprising that Kurt Fenech had yet to secure an org. But could we see a different Kurt under the guidance of Stellar Esports? Eh…Ask us in 6 months.
Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt – Free Agent
After leaving F2 in the offseason we can’t imagine Tekkz will have to wait too long to find a new org. While he didn’t win the FIFA eWorld Cup he was without a doubt the star of the ’19 season. Five major wins including the eClub World Cup and ePremier League with Liverpool FC were just some of the highlights of his breakout year and we can’t help but feel he’s simply holding out for the biggest offer possible. A permanent contract with his home-town club Liverpool FC perhaps?