FIFA 18 – TropSe Masters Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? May 5th 2018

Where? Malmo Massan Exhibition & Congress Center, Malmo, Sweden

Are tickets still available? https://www.ticketmaster.se/event/tropse-masters-5-may-the-largest-fifa18-tournament-in-the-nordics-biljetter/501593?camefrom=EXT_tropse_tropsemasters_tickets

What channel is it on? TropSe Masters will not be televised live

Where can I stream the tournament? The entire competition will be streamed on TropSe’s official Twitch, Youtube and Facebook channels

Can I follow the tournament on Twitter? Updates will be provided on the official TropSe Twitter page. Be sure to search the hashtag #TM18 throughout the day for posts from spectators and players alike.

THE LOWDOWN

Tournament Format and Schedule
The format of the TropSe Masters consists of two double elimination knockout tournaments, one taking place on PlayStation 4 and the other on Xbox One. 16 players will compete on each console. The winner of each tournament will go on to face each other in the Grand Final for the right to be crowned TropSe Masters champion and the number one FIFA 18 player in Scandinavia. The final will a two-legged affair with one game played on each console.

The preliminary schedule for the competition is below:

11.00 – Tournament starts and opening matches commence

17.00 – Xbox One Final

18.00 – PlayStation 4 Final

20.00 – Grand Final

Are there rules regarding what teams/players can be used for the tournament?
Each game will be played in the FIFA Ultimate Team mode, with each player free to use their own UT in the competition.

Who will be competing in each tournament?
A total of 32 players will face off in Malmo with 16 competing on each console. All players were required to compete in an online qualification tournament, with groups of six players facing off against each other in a round-robin format. The top two competitors from each PS4 group and the top four competitors from each Xbox One group won a place at the TropSe Masters. Check out these two links for the overall results on both PS4 and Xbox One qualifiers to find out who advanced from each individual group.

What prizes are up for grabs?
A total prize pot of €15,000 will be on offer at the event. The winner takes home 60% of the prize pot (€9,000), the runner-up wins a total of 30% (€4,500) while the winner of the third place playoff between the two console final runners-up receives 10% of the pot (€1,500).

The two grand finalists will also earn a coveted spot at the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs where they will compete against 126 other players for a chance to play at the FIFA eWorld Cup.

THE PLAYERS

The best FIFA 18 competitors that Scandinavia has to offer will be descending on Malmo with the intention of becoming the TropSe Masters champion. Not only is a cash prize along with Global Series Playoff qualification at stake, but also the pride of being able to call yourself the best Nordic player on the FIFA 18 eSports scene.

One of those Nordic players has made it to Malmo thanks to a perfect performance in the qualifiers. Brondby IF star Frederik Fredberg - the 2017 Danish champion - won all five of his two-legged group matches, scoring a mammoth 46 goals in the process. If he can replicate that form this weekend on the PS4, then the TropSe Masters could well be heading to Denmark.

Coming up against Fredburg on the PS4 side of the bracket will be one of the many stellar FIFA players currently representing Hashtag United. Ivan “BorasLegend” Lapanje - a recent Red Bull eSports recruit - topped his group with 12 points, scoring 37 goals and conceding 21. The experienced Swede boasts a vast array of experience competing in offline events and will be confident of achieving success on home turf.

On the Xbox One side of the bracket, only one player will enter the tournament having won all their group matches. Oliver “OliBoli7” Uttgren boasts one of the best defenses coming into the tournament having only conceded 13 goals in his qualification matches to go with his perfect 15-point haul. Like Fredberg, the challenge will be to replicate an impressive online record in an offline environment. Uttgren will fear nobody and with a record like that, who can blame him?