This weekends Live Qualifying Event seems to be the tournament nobody wants. It will take place over two days starting on Saturday the 19th and being wrapped up by Sunday. Originally set to be hosted by PGL in Bucharest, it is, in fact, Gfinity who have taken on the mantle not only of LQE January but February and March too. The competition will be held at the Gfinity Arena in Fulham, London.
32 players, 16 from PlayStation and 16 from Xbox, will turn up this weekend battling it out for 850 Global Series points.
This is the second LQE of the season after December’s PGL Cup, won by Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt who will be returning here – the Englishman has made a clear statement with his performances this season with many considering him the best player in FIFA 19.
He will be joined by Nicolas “Nicolas99FC’ Villalba, Mohammed “MoAuba” Harkous and Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing. Gorilla will be desperate to impress after a slow start to the season where he has been usurped by Tekkz as the No.1 player in England.
FIFA 19 LQE January – Format and How To Watch
The format is similar to previous tournaments this year. The two consoles are split into separate brackets. The tournament starts with a group stage using Swiss format rules. The top 8 players from each group will go into the knock out stages where it is single elimination and you’re out. The winner of each console final will take their place in the cross-platform final which will be played over two legs.
The total points on offer are –
Due to confusion around the host organization, it seems that a money prize pool has yet to be established but the winner should be taking home around $15,000.
You will be able to follow all the action live on from Saturday 19th on Twitch, attending the event is also free with tickets available from the Gfinity website.
So who do you think will win FIFA 19 LQE January? Is the move to London a good one? Can anyone beat Tekkz? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.