A very special year of competitive FIFA has come to an end and it was certainly one to remember. The eChampions League and the FIFA eNations Cup were introduced as various records were broken. Here is a closer look at all the action from each major tournament:
FUT Champions Cup
The first of six FUT Champions Cup competitions took place in November where young gun “Tekkz” took Bucharest by storm as he beat “Joksan” 7-1 in the final. Reigning eWorld Cup champion “MsDossary” was then victorious in December, followed by “DullenMIKE”‘s memorable win in January. This win cemented “DullenMIKE” as the youngest winner of a FUT Champions Cup.
“Tekkz” and “MsDossary” dominated the remainder of the competitions and developed a fascinating rivalry during the season. The pair came together in April for the Xbox final of the FUT Champions Cup in London. “MsDossary” came out on top and went on to win the tournament in style, beating “Maestro” in a 5-1 thriller.
FIFA eClub World Cup
The FIFA eClub World Cup 2019 saw two players at the top of their game assert their dominance over the opposition. “Tekkz” and “Nicolas99fc”, both top seeds on their preferred console, emerged victorious beating French team Dijon FCO in the final.
With $40,000 up for grabs, the duo proved why they deserve their place at the top of the rankings.
FIFA eClub World Cup 2019 top four placings:
- KiNG eSports ($40,000) 1st
- Dijon FCO ($20,000) 2nd
- FaZe Clan/Futbolist ($10,000) 3rd/4th
FIFA eNations Cup
Following the eClub World Cup, the inaugural FIFA eNations Cup saw 20 nations battle it out in London for the lion’s share of $100,000. Top names in the competitive FIFA scene played for their country in an attempt to become the first eNations Cup champions.
An English duo of “Tom” and “Tekkz” looked strong as they topped Group A, followed by the French side of “Maestro” and “DaXe”. However, England were stopped in their tracks as Argentines “Nicolas99fc” and “Yago” sent them packing in the quarter finals. Argentina continued to perform and ended up facing France in the grand final. However, France proved too strong for the Argentine duo as they clinched the trophy in what was a tournament for the history books.
Another tournament to remember was of course the eChampions league. Alongside the eNations Cup, this tournament was also the first of its kind.
The group stages took place in Manchester where 64 players were whittled down to just eight. Players faced off in a Swiss system format where they would progress to a single-elimination knockout stage. The top eight players advanced to the eCL Finals in Madrid where a huge $280,000 would be up for grabs.
Despite the best efforts of Bulgarian “DrNightWatch”, New York City FC’s “Didychrislito” stormed to victory in a 7-4 grand finals win.
FIFA eWorld Cup
An enthralling weekend of competitive FIFA saw Germany’s “MoAuba” crowned FIFA eWorld Cup champion in the final tournament of the season. Being a slight underdog, “MoAuba” was overlooked by many, with players such as “Tekkz, “MsDossary” and “Nicolas99fc” the heavy favourites.
Number one PS4 seed, “Nicolas99fc” got off to a shaky start losing his first three games, but soon found his footing. A 17 goal special in the PS4 final gave “MoAuba” the boost he needed to defeat the Saudi Arabian juggernaut “MsDossary” in the grand final.
“MoAuba”, representing German club Werder Bremen, took home $250,000 and solidified himself as the best FIFA player in the world. With prize pools ever-rising and new talents emerging, competitive FIFA has never been in a better place.