16 Jul esports information: 5 highlights from the FIFA 19 International Collection PlayStation play-offs
Each competitor for the FIFA eWorld Cup has been determined and there’s a agency favorite from Argentina
We now know all of the rivals for this 12 months’s FIFA eWorld Cup finals. The FIFA International Collection PlayStation play-offs have now determined the ultimate 16 gamers who shall be becoming a member of the Xbox division in London.
In Berlin, 64 of the world’s greatest gamers battled it out with the intention of securing the primary place prize of $75,00zero and the 1,800 FIFA International Collection Factors which might be essential to qualification for the eWorld Cup.
There have been a number of massive names at risk of lacking out so it was all to play for within the penultimate occasion of the season.
Nicolas99fc wins back-to-back play-offs
FC Basel’s Nicolas “Nicolas99fc” Villalba got here into the match because the primary seed with eWorld Cup qualification already secured, however the favorite was by no means going to go straightforward on the competitors.
The Argentine received the eWorld Cup Play-offs occasion final 12 months and did it as soon as once more for FIFA 19, defeating Lev Vinken 2-1 in a tense grand last so as to add yet one more trophy to his assortment.
It was not a simple path to get to the ultimate both as he needed to go although Stefano “Pinna97” Pinna, Mohammed “MoAuba” Harkous and Flavio “Fifilza” Brito.
Within the weeks main as much as the play-offs, Nicolas99fc advised Objective that he doesn’t prepare fairly often however is intense when he does – on the lookout for even the smallest of errors to repair.
Clearly, it’s working as Nicolas99fc has dominated tournaments for the second 12 months operating. He has been working towards on Xbox so maybe this could possibly be the 12 months that he lastly goes all the best way.
LevVinken means enterprise
Whereas he did ultimately fall within the last, LevVinken may be happy with his sensational efficiency within the knockout levels.
The Dutchman had been a free agent for almost all of the season however not too long ago signed with esports organisation Mkers and repaid their religion with large wins over Shaun “Shellz” Springette and Diogo “Tuga810” Pombo to achieve the ultimate.
LevVinken has been in impressed type this season and has performed properly to climb into the highest 5 within the rankings. He could possibly be one to observe at subsequent month’s eWorld Cup.
Heartbreak for Marcuzo
For the primary time in his profession, North’s Marcus “Marcuzo” Jorgensen has did not qualify for the largest FIFA match of the 12 months.
His 3-2 defeat by the hands of Fnatic Roma’s Damian “Damie” Augustyniak sealed his destiny, leaving him simply 42 factors behind 16th place Mark “FUTWIZ Marko” Brijeski.
The Dane was modest in defeat, posting on social media to say: “Can’t actually be any nearer, so it’s very unlucky & heartbreaking, however that’s life generally. Have been a really powerful 12 months the place I’ve struggled so much, so I’m happy with my achievements this 12 months, although I didn’t make it to the largest one. Deserved break developing, after which we’re prepared for subsequent 12 months.”
Fifzila will get teaching from a Wolves legend
Wolves’ Fifzila secured his place within the high 10 following a really robust displaying on the play-offs. The Brazilian was scoring for enjoyable with 6-2 and 8-2 wins within the knockout levels earlier than he was ultimately held by Nicolass99fc within the semi-final.
It was a tricky tablet for him to swallow, coming awfully near his match win.
To cheer him up, Wolves recorded a video message from membership legend and document goalscorer Steve Bull, who advised the Brazilian to maintain his head up and that the knockbacks will solely make him stronger.
— Wolves eSports (@WolvesEsports) July 14, 2019
Huge names miss out
The PlayStation FIFA International Collection Rankings had been tightly contested and in consequence, among the greatest names in FIFA 19 have missed out on a spot within the FIFA eWorld Cup. In addition to Marcuzo, his team-mate August “Agge” Rosenmeier additionally did not qualify as he additionally misplaced within the Spherical of 32.
Damie, who knocked out Marcuzo, additionally did not qualify because the Polish participant was defeated by MoAuba within the subsequent spherical.
Maltese participant Christian Spiteri had a sensational displaying, upsetting a number of professionals however reaching the quarter-finals was not sufficient.
On high of that, one in all North America’s strongest rivals, Cormac “Doolsta” Dooley, may even be absent from the FIFA eWorld Cup. The Philadelphia Union participant is a a number of eMLS champion however as soon as once more he faltered at a world match, successful only one sport within the group levels.
Lastly, a number of eyes had been on Shellzz, who’s thought to be among the finest round, however the Englishman had a tricky begin to the season. The Manchester Metropolis participant was in nice type and made it by way of to the Spherical of 16 however a heartbreaking 6-5 loss to eventual-finalist LevVinken ended his season.
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