Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt helped Liverpool FC end 28 years of hurt by winning the inaugural ePremier League title. It was the stuff of dreams for the boyhood Liverpool fan, who defeated Manchester United twice throughout the tournament including a virtuoso performance in the Grand Final, demolishing Kyle Leese 6-2 over two legs to be crowned the first ePremier League Champion.
Tekkz has been the standout player of the FIFA 19 season winning a record number of tournaments and setting new standards in competitive FIFA, but it will be this victory with his boyhood club – Liverpool FC, that will feel the sweetest.
It was a very different FIFA tournament in many ways but similar in others. The pool of virtual players wereexclusively from the Premier League which threw up a number of interesting and varied line-up’s a variety at this level, but at the end of it all, it was Tekkz who reigned supreme.
Tekkz had started the tournament slow with a below average Day 1. Getting into the knockouts came down to the last game where he beat out Cardiff in a winner takes all match.
Day 2 and the knockouts were not much different – in fact, it wasn’t until the semi-finals that Tekkz really began showing what he can do.
It may well have been the prospect of dumping out one half of the Manchester United contingent, whatever it was, he raised his game in that tie. He beat Josh “Jonesy” 5-1 on aggregate. Jonesy had played well up to that point with a perfect record up to that point, but he came up against a Tekkz who was determined not to see the red half of Manchester celebrate an ePremier League title.
Tekkz already knew that Manchester United’s PlayStation player, Kyle Leese, had made it to the cross-console final so it is perhaps no surprise that he did what he needed to do to get there. He defeated Fulham’s Diogo in the console final with a goal deep in extra time from none other than an Everton player – it was was easily the game of the tournament, and you can read more about it below.
Tekkz was confident going into the Grand Final. Winning the coin toss he chose to play his “away” console first. He would be 3-0 in 60 minutes and 4-1 at full time, making the 2nd leg a formality. The game would end 6-2 and Tekkz and Liverpool FC would be crowned the first ePremier League Champions.
Liverpool and Tekkz will be hoping breaking this duck will help them in their quest for the Premier League title where they currently sit in 2nd behind Manchester City.
With this victory Tekkz adds a further 850 Global Series Points to 9045 he currently has.
Liverpool Crowned ePremier League Champions – The Game That Made It Happen
The Xbox cross-console final was a classic. Liverpool FC vs Fulham. Tekkz vs Diogo. Diogo started the game on fire scoring two early goals. Tekkz gave himself a lifeline with a goal in 90th minute and unbelievably when there seemed to be no time on the clock he found Kante in the box, a cute turn inside gave him the space and he passed it in the back of the net. It was 2-2 and Tekkz had the momentum.
Tekkz went ahead with Hazard in the 2nd leg and Diogo looked visibly rattled. With the pressure ratching up he looked to the sky and mouthed “come on,” it was the 80th minute and a desperate measure – but it worked, Diogo found Tottenham’s Son free in the box, and even with a save from the keeper and it hitting the post, the ball found itself in the back of the net.
It was 3-3 and it would take extra-time to separate them. It was nailbiting but it would be Tekkz that was destined for the final. With it looking like it was going to penalties Tekkzs’ Van Dijk sent a bullet of a cross onto the head of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an Everton FC player in real life, who made no mistake in heading it past Diogo’s keeper. It was heartbreaking for the Fulham man but deserved for Tekkz who had performed to his level in the 2nd leg.
Elsewhere at the ePremier League
AS Roma Fnatic sent both Simon “Zimmie” Nystedt and Damian “Damie” Augustynkiak to the tournament but under the banner of Tottenham and Crystal Palace respectively.
Zimmie struggled in the groups and was put out due to head-to-head performance. He may feel hard done by though as Huddersfield, who did progress, would of finished 4th under Goal Difference. Damie fared better, he finished top of his group and reached the Semi-final on the PlayStation side before being beat by Jas “Jas1875x” Singh.
Jas’ tournament started on a despicable note when racists comments were posted on the ePremier League Instagram page. He handled the situation admirably and did him and Chelsea proud with a run to the PlayStation final. He looked a favourite on Day 1 and 2, in an arguably weak pool of players but couldn’t do enough to get past Kyle Lees, losing in extra-time in a tight game.
FaZe Tass had one of his best performances of the year. He represented Arsenal on the Xbox side, he reached the semi-final before narrowly defeated by Fulham’s Diogo.
What did you make of the first ePremier League? Are we looking at a period of Liverpool FC domination with Tekkz at the helm? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.