FUT Champions Cup London: Ones To Watch

The FIFA season is well under way now, we’ve had the Continental Cup, the first FUT Champions Cup, and the PGL Cup. Things are heating up, with Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt making a claim to be the best player in the world, while others will be desperate usurp him and land some serious Global Series Points in the 2nd Major of the year. FUT Champions Cup London will take place from December 14th-16th, with the top 64 players in the world descending on the city to fight it out for a share of the $100,000 prize pool.

This will be the first tournament this season hosted by Gfinity, one of EA’s league partners and thus will have a reduced prize pool, but don’t think that it’s going to take make the competition less spicy – there is still 1500 Global Series Points for the winner which is already looking like enough to secure a spot at the Global Series Playoffs. All things considered, it looks set to be another blockbuster weekend.

FUT Champions Cup London: Ones To Watch

Some well-known players will be making their first appearance of the season at the FUT Champions Cup London and with the intensity of the action so far they’ll be chomping at the bit to get their name out there.

Donovan “F2Tekkz” Hunt

FUT Champions Cup London F2Tekkz

After his wins in Bucharest, F2Tekkz is now regarded as one of the best players in the world. He looks to have the FIFA world by the proverbial balls, he’s young, talented and few players have an answer to his playstyle. Winning back-to-back FUT Champions Cups has never been done, is the wunderkind the man to do it?

Mossad “Msdossary” Aldossary

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The reigning world champion will be making his 3rd appearance this year, after a lacklustre Continental Cup and a trip to Bucharest last weekend for the PGL Cup. Questions but be asked if the man from Saudi Arabia has the desire to get back to the top, he hasn’t been performing well and will look at this FUT Champions Cup as a place to show the world he still has what it takes. He’s going to have to improve quickly if he wants a shot at retaining the FIFA eWorld Cup.

Fatih “FIFA Ustun” Ustun

Fatih Ustun

Pictured: Fatih Ustun on the left(Image: FIFA eWorld Cup Twitter) 

Ustun was a name on many peoples lips after his performance at the FIFA eClub World Cup. He smashed his way through that competition scoring a barrel of goals, his performances after that left a lot to be desired, missing out on the FIFA eWorld Cup after failing to qualify. After leaving Brondby for Mesut Ozil’s new esport organization, “TeamOzil” Ustun will want to impress his new employers with a strong performance here.

Stefano “StefanoPinna” Pinna

The Belgian was inconsolable when he lost the FIFA eWorld Cup final last year to Msdossary, but looking back he should be proud of what he achieved at that tournament. He defeated Nicolas “Nicolas99FC” Villalba on route to the final proved to the world he has what it takes to mix it with the best. After getting to the final of the PGL  he will be hoping to make his first FUT Champions Cup one to remember.

Who Won’t Be There?

FUT Champions Cup Bucharest

There are a couple of big names that aren’t making the trip to London.  Both Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing and Tim “TheStrxnger” Katnawatos failed to qualify, Gorilla will be particularly sore about this as London was the city he won the FIFA Interactive World Cup. But fans of the players needn’t worry – both will be returning to for FUT Champions Cup 3.

Where To Watch

The action kicks off on December the 14 and can be watched on Twitch and YouTube. If you play the FUT game mode, you would be best watching on Twitch as there are frequent loot drops throughout the stream. Just make sure you have your Twitch account linked to your FIFA account.

 

So who do you think will win FUT Champions Cup London? Will Msdossary find his form from last year? Will Tekkz get back-to-back wins? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.