We had the USA and now it’s Asia’s turn! We are off to Singapore next for the 5th(!) FUT Champions Cup of the season with the action coming from the Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore live hall. The event kicking off on Friday, 8th of March and runs throughout the weekend. There is a $100,000 prize pool with $50,000 for the winner and a whopping 1500 Global Series Points so it really is all to play for going into Fut Champions Cup 5: Singapore!
Last month saw Tekkz continue his dominance in Atlanta winning his 2nd FUT Champions Cup of FIFA 19 and the question on everyone’s lips is – can anyone stop him?
There will be many who are desperate to do just that and time is also running out to secure qualification for the Global Series Playoffs. Players will now be acutely aware of what is needed to qualify so expect to see the pressure ramp up over the weekend.
FUT Champions Cup 5: Singapore – Ones To Watch
It would be easy to pick up the best players every tournament and say look out for these guys, but as the season’s gone on and its reaching its latter stages it is now clear there are two, maybe three, tiers of FIFA proffesional.
There are the top players – guys like Nicolas “Nicolas99FC” Villalba (who will not be appearning this weekend after falling ill), Stefano Pinna and Mossad “Msdossary” Aldossary and then there are the guys under them like Tim “TheStrxnger” Katnawatos and Nawid “GoalMachine” Noorzai, players who can’t quite get to their hands on the top prizes and then there a man in a category of his own – Tekkz, a verifiable trophy vacuum, who on current form looks unbeatable.
But it’s those guys in that 2nd tier we are going to have a look at before this pivotal FUT Champions Cup.
Those that have the most to play for and the most to prove.
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Fatih “M10Ustun” Üstun
One of the star’s of FIFA 18 and eClub World Cup Winner Fatih Üstun has had a rather quiet season so far after leaving Brøndby IF to join Mesut Ozil’s M10.
He sits in 21st place in the PlayStation rankings and a strong performance here should be enough to secure a place in the Global Series Playoffs.
Global Series Ranking: 21st 1004 Points (PlayStation)
Mark “FUTWIZ Marko” Brueski
Marko will feel that after qualifying and competing in FUT Champions Cup 3: Bucharest, the London LQE and the most recent FUT Cup in Atlanta he should have picked up more than the 680 points that he currently has. It puts him in 35th on the PlayStation side but the Australian will be desperate to reach a final after reaching the knockout stages a number of times this year.
Marko will feel that Singapore, with the less drastic change in time difference compared to US and EU competitors, will give him the best chance for a big win.
There is a slight complication for Australian players heading into the tournament. EA announced an ESL run tournament back in their home country with just one day’s notice. That tournament will have 200 Global Series Points up for grabs – 4 eligible players including Marcus Gomes are making the trip to Singapore and going by their reaction on Twitter they’re not best pleased.
Global Series Ranking: 35th 680 Points (PlayStation)
Lukas “Sakul” Vonderheide
Another player from the German school of FIFA and its factory of talent. Sakul has popped up at a few tournaments this year but sits on the edge of the Global Series qualification with just 410 points putting him in 55th place.
A strong showing here will go a long way to settling the nerves.
Global Series Ranking: 55th 410 Points (Xbox)
FUT Champions Cup 5: Singapore -How To Watch
You can follow all the action live on Twitch.
There is no official start time as of yet… but expect events to kick off around 12:00 PM Singapore Time (SGT), UTC +8.
So who do you think will win FUT Champions Cup 5: Singapore? Can one of the Aussies cause an upset? Will Tekkz continue his dominance? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.