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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.”

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