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2022 ‘Toyota GAZOO Racing MENA Esports Cup’ Finals Commence This Weekend With 26 racers from 13 countries competing for the coveted title
Amman, October 2022 The finals of the 2022 Toyota GAZOO Racing MENA Esports Cup – which is officially sponsored by Toyota Motor Corporation, represented by Toyota GAZOO Racing, to keep pace with the evolving global esports and virtual car racing landscape – are being held between 7 and 8 October in the Jordanian capital, Amman, with 26 professional digital racers from 13 countries battling for the grand title.
Following the remarkable success of the first edition of the Toyota GAZOO Racing MENA Esports Cup last year, the championship returns with an even wider range of participants and a more advanced structure comprising national qualifier rounds spanning over two months – presenting everyone with a fair chance to showcase their talents, win and represent their countries during the upcoming finals.
For the second year in a row, the finals are taking place in the Jordanian capital, Amman, under the supervision of Jordan Motorsport as Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) representative and the organization of Desert Fox Racing. Hosted at Zara Expo, the first day, Friday 7 October, will feature friendly competitions and endurance races between participants and media representatives at 4:50 PM Jordan Time, before moving on to the second day, which will comprise a series of thrilling races resulting in top participants qualifying for the final race at 4:40 PM Jordan Time and crowning the championship winner.
The finals will be streamed on the Toyota Middle East YouTube channel via the following link: t.ly/snqa. Meanwhile, the activities will also encompass the official regional launch of the all-new Toyota GR86, in the presence of Toyota distributors and media entities from across the region.
2022 Toyota GAZOO Racing MENA Esports Cup finalists:
- Jordan: Ghaith Abu Taa – Izz Bustami (third place: Moath Shishani)
- Egypt: Hazem Zaki – Mohamad Wael (third place: Mohamed Raafat)
- Lebanon: Karl Etyemezian – Wassim Abou Khalil
- Cyprus: Yiannis Hadhicharalambous – Panagiotis Petsas (third place: Demosthenis Michael)
- Kuwait: Khaled Dashti – Mahdi Bulayyan (third place: Abdullrahman Al Thefiri)
- UAE: Salem Al Mesmari – Sultan Khalifa(third place: Hamad Al Marzooqi)
- Morocco: Reda Hsaine – Mohammed Cheddadi
- Oman: Wassif Al Kharusi – Mohamed Al Barwani (third place: Lahmeed Al Balushi)
- Qatar: Faesal Al Yafei – Khalid Al Maraghi (third place: Soud Al Thani)
- Saudi Arabia: Wesam Khalil – Abdulaziz Rayes (third place: Hatem Al Hamley)
- Bahrain: Sadeq Marhoon – Hassan Ebrahim
- Mauritania: Mohamed El Hanefi – Ahmed Chash
- Palestine: Martin Handal – Issa Handal