F2Tekkz demolished Joksan Redonda 7-1 over two legs in the first FUT Champions Cup Final of the season. He will take home $50,000 and 1,500 Global Series Points. This is the second FUT Champions Cup F2Tekkz has won. He made a name for himself last year when at just 16 years old he came out of nowhere to win the FUT Champions Cup held in Barcelona.
This weekends competition was held over 3 days and was viewers first look at many of the players that will feature this season including Mohammed “MoAuba” Harkouz, Michael “Megabit” Bittner and Nicolas “Nicolas99FC” Villalba.
This tournament is just 1 of 6 FUT Champions Cups held throughout the FIFA season under the revamped Global Series. Performing well at these is vital to qualifying for FIFA Global Series and ultimately the FIFA eWorld Cup.
Day 3 Recap
The last day was a show of the strength of the FIFA qualification system – with players from Brazil, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Canada, USA and United Kingdom all represented in the finals.
The day kicked off with the console semi-finals. First up was Agge Rosenmeir vs Joksan Redonda. Both players had impressed throughout the tournament but the favourite was Joksan having won the Continental Cup last month. The game was close and Agge can feel aggrieved to suffer a bug which meant his Marcelo was at AM while Cruyff took his position at LB but to his credit, he got on with the game at hand. He fought back valiantly after going behind – taking the game to penalties. But that would be the end of the road for the man from Denmark, who across the tournament proved to many he still has what it takes at this level.
SPQR Tore from Brazil, an unknown before this tournament, beat Maestro Squad with 2 goals in 10 minutes to turn the tie and put him through to the console final.
On paper the final would be a close match-up. Both players like to play defensive with Tore being a little quicker to attack. And so it came to pass with Tore going up 1-0 early in the game. Joksan gradually got himself back into the game winning the first leg 3-2.
Joksan had too much for Tore in the 2nd leg with the game ending 5-3 on aggregate.
Ajax Dani was the better player in his semi-final against GoalMachine – who was going into the game with a perfect record. Dani won 2-1 in both legs but his defence looked poor with sloppy passing and bad decisions almost costing him the tie.
F2Tekkz beat Marcus Gomes. Gomes looked like he was in over his head with F2Tekkz’s attacking play proving too much for the Australian.
Both players were going into the console final with a lot of confidence but it was F2Tekkz who proved to be the better player. To be honest the tie was over in the first leg finishing 4-1 to F2Tekkz. The game ended 6-3 with F2Tekkz on his way to a second FUT Champions Cup Final.
The Final – F2Tekkz Wins In Bucharest
The first leg would be on the PlayStation, Joksan’s favoured console – it was a cagey match but in the last 10 minutes, F2Tekkz broke through – scoring in the 80th minute. The floodgates were open and Joksan looked rattled, F2Tekkz scored another, a beautiful header in the 89th minute and the game looked over. But F2Tekkz wasn’t finished another deep cross found Ronaldo at the edge of the box who scored with a looping header.
An early goal in the second leg for F2Tekkz put the game to bed. He would go on to win 7-1.
What Happens Next?
The FIFA season is just getting started. Many players, including F2Tekkz, are staying in Bucharest to compete at the PGL FIFA 19 Cup which is a licensed qualifier and has a top prize of $12,000 and 850 points Global Series points. That runs from December the 8th-9th and will feature 16 players from both Xbox and PlayStation.
After that will be the December FUT Champions Cup which will take place in London in a couple of weeks.
Check back with Esportranks for all the details nearer the time.
So what did you make of the first FUT Champions Cup of the year? Was F2Tekkz a worthy winner? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.