The first FUT Champions Cup kicks off this month taking place in Bucharest, Romania from the 30th of November to the 2nd of December. This is the first of 6 FUT Champions Cups for the revamped FIFA 19 season. The FUT Champions Cup Bucharest will be running the new FIFA patch which looks to fix issues around unreliable finishing and OP overhead kicks.
This is the first major competition of this season, so far there has only been the PlayStation only Continental Cup. The competition in Bucharest will be fierce as live events are essential to gain the necessary points to qualify for the end of year Global Series and FIFA eWorld Cup.
The event will be run by PGL studios.
The FUT Champions Cup Bucharest will be run in the following format.
- All matches are two games, with the aggregate score of the two games deciding the winner. If the match is drawn on aggregate following the second game, extra time and penalty kicks, if needed, will be used to determine a winner.
- Each platform will have a 32 player “Swiss Group Stage.” The top 16 players from each Swiss Group Stage will advance to the playoff bracket for their platform
- Each platform will have a 16-player single elimination playoff bracket to determine that platforms finalist.
- Cross-platform Grand Final, played between the last remaining player of each platform bracket.
They will be competing for a top prize of $50,000 and a potential 1,500 Global Series points. Everyone attending will walk away with at least 150 Global Series points and $500 in cash.
|Placement||Prize Money + Global Series Points|
|1st||$50,000 + 1500|
|2nd||$30,000 + 850|
|3rd-4th||$15,000 + 625|
|5th-8th||$7,500 + 450|
|9th-16th||$3,500 + 275|
|17th-32nd||$1000 + 150|
|33rd-64th||$500 + 150|
Prizing is listed in US dollars.
The full list of participants has been released. And well in advanced too which is very unlike EA. This is down to the fact that these players qualified back in October – with just a few places still to be confirmed.
Among the names are ex-World Champion Spencer ‘Ealing’ Gorilla, Nicolas ‘Nicolas99FC’ Villalba of Basel FC and Dani ‘Ajax Dani’ Hagebeuk. We also have the usual raft of Germans with Megabit, TheStrxnger, NRaseck and Mohammed ‘MoAuba’ Harkous making their way to Bucharest. The full list of participants is below.
Also in attendance is Joksan Redonda, last months Continental Cup winner, who will be keen to push on after an impressive start.
One thing that will be interesting to see is how many events the average player qualifies and attends. This is an entirely new format for FIFA 19 and qualification to events is harder than ever. With plenty of big names not making it to this event… is it a case of goodbye? We’ll know more as the season progresses.
|NA||United States of America||doolsta|
|NA||United States of America||Joksan–|
|NA||United States of America||OvO__6IX|
|APAC||Korea, Republic of||Serryworld|
|NA||United States of America||AFC Ajax Joey|
|EMEA||Netherlands||Ajax Dani 46|
|NA||United Kingdom||Fifa Is Too EZ|
|EMEA||United Kingdom||Hashtag Ryannn|
|EMEA||United Kingdom||HUGE G0RILLA|
|EMEA||United Kingdom||Lynas 7|
|EMEA||United Kingdom||Lyricz vs Luck|
|NA||United States of America||Roma Alek|
|EMEA||Saudi Arabia||the roy4i|
So what do you think of the first FUT Champions Cup? Is Bucharest a good destination? Will Joksan continue to impress? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.