NASR Esports today announced that its very own Amjad “AngryBird” Alshalabi has made history by becoming the first-ever Street Fighter 6 Evo champion. AngryBird treated fans to amazing performances throughout the tournament, defeating some of the best players in the world such as Sonic Fox, Mamochi, Fujimura, Kakeru, PunkDaGod, and finally MenaRD in the grand-final, showcasing his dominant Ken and cementing his place as the best Street Fighter 6 player in the world. NASR Esports is part of Kaspersky’s global “Fearless Gaming” initiative, aimed at elevating cybersecurity literacy among gamers.
Evo is the biggest and most prestigious fighting game tournament in the world, attracting tens of thousands of players and spectators from all over the globe. After fighting his way through a record-breaking 7,083 player bracket, he became the first-ever Street Fighter 6 Evo Champion. Becoming the champion in such a competitive environment is a testament to AngryBird’s skill and dedication, earning the admiration and respect of his peers and rivals, as the best Street Fighter 6 player in the world.
AngryBird is one of the most talented and creative players in the Street Fighter scene. He started his competitive career in 2017, and quickly rose to prominence with his impressive results in many tournaments, both online and offline. He is also a two-time champion of the US Pro Street Fighter League, a prestigious league featuring some of the top teams and players in the world. He is a key member of NASR ESPORTS’ legendary Street Fighter team, alongside Adel “BigBird” Anouche, also a world-class player in his own right.
AngryBird’s victory in Evo 2023 is a remarkable achievement, not only for him, but also for his family, team, country, the entire MENAT region, and fans. He has represented NASR ESPORTS and the MENAT region with pride and honour, and he continues to inspire aspiring players all over the world to follow in his footsteps.Lalit Vase, the founder and CEO of NASR ESPORTS, expressed his congratulations and admiration for AngryBird’s achievement. He said “We are thrilled and proud of Amjad for making history and becoming the first-ever Street Fighter 6 Evo Champion and the first ever Arab Street Fighter Evo champion in history. He is truly a legend in the fighting game community (FGC), and has shown incredible skill, creativity, and consistency in his matches. He has also drawn the global spotlight on the fighting game community in the MENAT region. He is Inspiring a generation to believe in their dreams and that talent from the region can compete and win on the global stage. We would like to thank all our fans, supporters and partners for cheering for him on and supporting our team without them none of this would be possible. We would especially like to thank AD gaming and the UAE for the support they have given the team and players. We are honoured to represent the MENAT region in the biggest fighting game tournament in the world. We hope that AngryBird’s success will inspire more players from our region to participate in esports events and tournaments.”
Dara Maher, Head of Marketing for Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky said “Our heartiest congratulations to Amjad Alshalabi and NASR Esports on this win! It’s also a moment of pride for Kaspersky as we have been part of this journey with NASR Esports’ ensuring the cyber safety of gamers. Uninterrupted gaming sessions are crucial to enable high-level player performance and the success of e-sports gaming events. Both of which can be achieved with a robust cybersecurity infrastructure driven by rich expertise, knowledge, education and tools. To make this requirement a norm, we aim to build and set a cybersecurity benchmark in the gaming industry through our collaboration with NASR Esports.”