Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt and Nicolas “Nicolas99FC” Villalba, who spent the weekend representing KiNG esports, won the FIFA eClub World Cup at a canter, proving themselves to be the best the game has to offer.
They beat French side Dijon FCO in the final across two legs. Dijon were represented by Aurelien “Moolzn” Charon and Nathan “Hernia” Gil, two Team Vitality players on loan for the tournament.
16 teams took part in the tournament including traditional football teams like Man City, Ajax and Wolves and export organisations such as FaZe Clan, Team Vitality and Futbolist, a Turkish side who surprised everyone with run to the semi-finals.
Tekkz and Nicolas99FC where clear favourites going into the tournament as both sat at the top of the Global Series leaderboards on their respective consoles. Both players have had stellar seasons, Tekkz won the first FUT Champions Cup of the season and the PGL Cup, while Nicolas99FC has been was beaten in the final of FUT Champions Cup London by Mossad “Msdossary” Aldossary
Tekkz and Nicolas99FC will split a $40,000 top prize and will both add 1500 Global Series Points to their tally. Giving them both what looks to be an unsurmountable lead on their consoles.
FIFA eClub World Cup – 2v2 the future of FIFA?
Part of what made this tournament so exciting was watching FIFA being played in a 2v2 format for the first time. It also proved to be some of the best matches of the cup with both Nicolas and Tekkz losing games in the quarter’s and semi-finals forcing a 3rd match. Watching these two players play together, with the pressure on, was fantastic viewing and definitely adds to the drama of an esport that thrives on storylines rather than thrilling games.
What’s coming up next?
This is truly the month of qualifiers for the FIFA 19 Season. Today marks the start of the ePremier League qualifiers. Each of the 20 teams of the Premier League are hosting qualification tournaments to find their representative for the inaugural ePremier League LAN. This weekend also see’s qualifiers for FUT Champions Cup 5 which will take place in April.
There is no confirmed date for FUT Champions Cup 4 but will take place this month with it likely to fall on the weekend of the 23rd.
So what did you make of the FIFA eClub World Cup? Is 2v2 the future of FIFA? 3v3? Can Tekkz or Nicolas be caught on the Global Series Leaderboard? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.