Germany’s Mohammed “MoAuba” Harkous of Werder eSports won this weekends FIFA eWorld Cup after beating the reigning champion Mossad “Msdossary” Aldossary of Saudi Arabia, 3-2 in the cross-console final.
The three-day event, held at London’s O2 Arena saw 32 of the worlds best FIFA 19 players compete for a top prize of $250,000.
MoAuba’s path to the final was a tough one – he had to beat the three-highest ranked PS4 players on the way to final, including Argentina’s Nicolas ‘Nicolas99FC’ Villalba.
Until that loss, Nicolas99FC was arguably the player of the tournament, scoring bags of goals and looking like a man keen to avenge his poor performance in last years tournament where he was knocked out in the group stages. He couldn’t get past MoAuba though, with the German sealing the victory in a tense penalty shootout.
The two-legged final was played on both Xbox and PS4. Msdossary struggled to impose his possession-based game on his home console, the Xbox, in the first leg with the game ending in a 1-1 draw. With MoAuba sensing his opportunity to make history, he didn’t disappoint, winning 2-1 on the PS4 to take home the trophy and $250,000 in prize money.
This win marks the first time a German player – a nation with an unmatched talent pool in FIFA esports, has won the game’s biggest competition.
F2Tekkz Fails To Live Up To Expectations
One player who will be disappointed with his performance is England’s Donovan “F2Tekkz” Hunt. He entered the tournament a clear favorite having dominated the regular FIFA 19 season winning four FUT Champions Cups, the eClub World Cup, and two PGL Cups.
He couldn’t translate that form to the biggest stage of them all. A poor Day 1 saw him drop vital points with a draw against Ajax’s Dani Hagebeuk and a loss against Tassal “Tass” Rushan, making qualification difficult.
And while his performances picked up in Day 2 – it was too little, too late, as he finished one position outside the knockout places with his tournament ending before it ever really began.
Thankfully the youngster seems to have taken it all in his stride with this congratulatory message to the current FIFA No.1: