We are back to London with the Gfinity organizers for FIFA 19 LQE February! It was Nicolas “Nicolas99FC” Villalba, the Argentine, emerged victorious here last month in LQE January and he returns this weekend hoping to build on that success.
He will be joined by some of the worlds best FIFA players, 32 in all, to compete for a top prize of $8,750 and 850 Global Series Points.
The competitors will be split into PlayStation and Xbox groups, with the top 8 players from each group going into the knock-out round. It is single elimination so one loss here will see competitors dumped out of the competition. The winner of the console knockouts will compete in a two-legged final with one leg played on Xbox and one leg on PlayStation.
The tournament will be held between February 2nd-3rd and can be watched live on Twitch and YouTube.
The Game Build
Many players have made their displeasure at the state of the game known, and EA has been making efforts to patch the game. One of the main issues is the apparent OP’ness of time finesse shots which some players have taken to calling them “360 no-scopes.”
This was nerfed in a recent patch, but sadly we will not see the latest version of the game in action at this event, as the LAN build of the game takes a few weeks to catch up.
The first time we will see the latest build in action will be in February’s FIFA eClub World Cup.
FIFA 19 LQE February – Ones To Watch
Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt
Tekkz has been the man to beat this year. The Englishman won the first FUT Champions Cup in Bucharest and followed them up with a win at the PGL Cup. Since then he has performed well if not exactly spectacular. With a place in the Global Series Playoffs secure, the pressure is off, and now he’s only playing for cash and accolades – not a bad incentive.
He’ll be in front of a home crowd so expect him to do well.
Global Series Points: 3585
Nicolas “Nicolas99FC” Villalba
Known as the “Iceman” among his peers, Nicolas has long been recognized as one of the best players in the world, with a controlled measure play style once he is in form he’s a hard man to beat. Just off the back of a win at LQE January (also held in London), he’ll be looking at this tournament as a chance to cement his status at the top.
Global Series Points: 3330
The Belgian will be looking at this tournament as a chance to finally get his hand on a trophy. His performances cannot be questioned, other than Tekkz he has been the most consistent player in the last six months going all the way back to last year’s FIFA eWorld Cup Final where he lost to Mossad “Msdossary” Aldossary.
For a player who is 4th in the PlayStation rankings and all but secured a place in the Global Series Playoffs, there is still a mounting pressure to win a major trophy and prove that he is one of the game’s top players.
Stefano will look at the 32 man format of this tournament and feel he has a great shot to shut up the doubters.
Global Series Points: 1565
Who do you think will win LQE February? Are you disappointed that EA didn’t get the patch out on time? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.