Alias: “FCB TheStrxngeR”
eSports team: FC Basel 1893
eWorld Cup seeding: 5
eWorld Cup group: Group D
Qualifying route: FUT Champions Cup > Global Series Playoffs > eWorld Cup Grand Final
Tim “FCB TheStrxngeR” Katnawatos competes on the PS4 and is one of eight German players who have qualified for the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final. He represents Swiss club FC Basel 1893.
“FCB TheStrxngeR” has had a hugely successful season already, winning the Virtual Bundesliga and the ESL German title. He qualified for the Global Series Playoffs early on, at the first FUT Champions Cup tournament in Barcelona.
At the playoffs, “FCB TheStrxngeR” qualified for the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final after beating his FC Basel 1894 teammate “CodyDerFinisher” in the last 32 stage of the knockout bracket. He will be seeded fifth on the PS4 in London.
On how crucial the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup has been in establishing FIFA as a global eSport, “FCB TheStrxngeR” said:
“The FIFA eWorld Cup is the most important and sought after FIFA event, followed closely by media, fans and sponsors all over the world. Hence, the event is another important step forward in an effort to position FIFA among the top-tier eSports titles.”
TSZ’s full interview with “FCB TheStrxngeR” can be found here.
Stats are based on Global Series Qualifiers group stage games only
GPG = Goals per game
CPG = Conceded per game
SHO = Shot accuracy
POS = Average possession
PAS = Pass accuracy
RNK = eWorld Cup ranking based on our algorithm