Fifa elite plays for World Cup title in London
Published by Giselle
August 1, 2019 2:47 pm
The final of the “Fifa eWorld Cup” – the world championship in football simulation “Fifa 19” – will take place in London’s O2 Arena from 2nd to 4th August.
The 32 best professionals on the Xbox and Playstation 4 (PS4) consoles will compete for the World Cup title at the season’s highlight. Let’s answer the most important questions.
Who are the favourites?
The big favourite is superstar Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt from England. The 17-year-old world number one on the Xbox has already won three “FUT Champions Cups” (Fifa Ultimate Team) this season. His biggest rival is defending champion Mosaad “Msdossary” Aldossary from Saudi Arabia, who wants to repeat his triumph from last year at the same place.
Are there any German hopefuls?
Yes! Michael “Megabit” Bittner, German champion of Werder Bremen, is one of the favourites. His teammate Mohammed “MoAuba” Harkous and Niklas “NRaseck” Raseck are good for a surprise. Dylan “DullenMike” Neuhausen (17) from VfL Wolfsburg won a “FUT Champions Cup” as the youngest professional in January at the age of 16. The super talent is the only title winner in the Fifa 19 season besides “Tekkz” and “Msdossary”. With six participants, Germany has the largest line-up.
With which teams do the pros play?
In most cases, the digital players wear the jerseys of the team to which the respective e-athletes belong. In “Megabit”, for example, the body of Werder Bremen. In contrast to the Virtual Bundesliga, where only the Bundesliga team can be played, the rules in international competition are different. Here the game is played in “Ultimate Team” mode and the players put together their team individually in a kind of digital trading card game.
How much money is there to win?
The tournament is endowed with prize money of 500,000 dollars, and the winner receives 250,000 dollars, the runner-up can look forward to 100,000 dollars.
Who broadcasts the Cup?
The TV channel eSports one broadcasts the event live on all three days, on Saturday (2.30 p.m.) and Sunday (6 p.m.) the World Cup will also be broadcast on free TV on Sport 1. Also, the tournament will be shown online on “Youtube” and “Twitch” in six languages, several million viewers are expected.