The quarterfinals witnessed Big Bird’s strategic prowess as he faced a rising MENA star and his training partner, Hamood. In a display of skill and composure, Big Bird clinched a decisive 2-0 victory, showcasing his readiness for the challenges ahead. The momentum carried him into a showdown against the Kuwaiti-born Fandroid. Here, Big Bird’s mastery was undeniable, sweeping the match with a clean 3-0 victory, leaving no doubt about his dominance.
The pinnacle of Big Bird’s journey was the Winners final, a highly anticipated duel against the EVO 2023 World Champion and teammate at NASR Esports, Amjad “Angry Bird” Al-Shalabi. In what could only be described as a clash of titans, Big Bird and Angry Bird engaged in a fierce battle of wits and reflexes. Despite the high stakes, Big Bird emerged victorious with a remarkable 3-1 score, a testament to his exceptional skill and determination.
However, the path to glory is seldom straightforward. In the grand finals, Big Bird faced Angry Bird once again. The initial set saw Big Bird faltering, with Angry Bird seizing a 3-1 victory. This setback was a turning point for Big Bird, who, facing the brink of defeat, tapped into a deeper reservoir of skill and resolve. In a remarkable comeback during the reset set, Big Bird turned the tables, securing a 3-1 victory against his formidable opponent.
This triumph was more than a personal achievement for Big Bird; it was a moment of pride for the entire MENA region. His victory not only secured his spot in the Capcom Cup X but also etched his name in the annals of Street Fighter 6 history qualifying for this prestigious tournament 5 times in a row. As Big Bird prepares to take on the world’s best in Los Angeles, the esports community watches with bated breath, eager to witness the next chapter in his extraordinary journey.