Stefano Pinna finally got his hands on a major trophy this weekend when he defeated Michael “Megabit” Bittner at the LQE February which was held in London.
The Belgian’s wait for a trophy was a long time coming. He was distraught at the end of the FIFA 18 season when he lost out to Mossad “MSdossary” Aldossary in the final of the FIFA eWorld Cup. That hasn’t deterred the youngster who has shown his quality, fortitude and a remarkable consistency throughout the early part of the FIFA 19 season. Those qualities had seen him reach the latter stages of many of this season’s tournaments including the console final of FUT Champions Cup 3.
Pinna will of been pleased with his performance in the final he went up 3-1 on the Xbox, Megabit’s preferred console. The German would fight back taking the game to extra time and ultimately penalties. Pinna kept his cool scoring all his penalties after Megabit had missed his first.
This win nets Pinna $8,750 and 850 Global Series points taking him up one place to 3rd on the Playstation rankings, behind Nicolas “Nicolas99FC” Villalba and Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt in 2nd and 1st respectively.
Megabit will be disappointed to have thrown away his chance in his first FIFA 19 final, He had defeated Tekkz on the road to the final and had performed well throughout the weekend, but will have a renewed confidence after looking a fraction of the player who had been many’s favourite at last years FIFA eWorld Cup.
What Comes After LQE February?
We are now into the business end of the season and the tournaments are coming thick and fast. Next weekend (Saturday, 9th) the FIFA eClub World Cup kicks off, 16 of the best eFootball teams will take to the stage, including reigning champions Brøndby IF. They will be without Fatih “FIFA Ustun” Üstun, who was a major part of their success last year after he moved to M10.
All eyes will be on the super team of Tekkz and Nicolas99FC representing team King. Also in with a shout are Megabit and Mohammed “MoAuba” Harkouz who are representing their home club Werder Bremen.
Keep your eyes peeled for a full preview before what is set to be one the most competitive tournaments of the year.
So what did you think of the February LQE? Has Stefano Pinna finally lost his nearly man status? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.