FIFA 19 eSports – News Round-Up

In our weekly round-up here at The Stats Zone, we look at the biggest talking points currently within the FIFA eSports scene. These may range from player transfers, online/offline tournament announcements, tournament results and more.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Last weekend saw two Global Series domestic league competitions draw to a close. Thursday saw the ePremier League finals take place at the Gfinity Arena in London. As expected, it was F2Tekkz of Liverpool who took the crown after beating Manchester United’s Kyle Leese in the final. The 17-year-old secured his sixth FIFA 19 trophy in style against the Reds’ bitter rivals in the English capital.

Two days later across the pond, we saw the eMLS Cup take place in Boston. After a gruelling day of competition, once again it was the favourite going into the event that won out. Doolsta of Philadelphia Union had won the two eMLS League Series events earlier in the year and secured the Trifecta after defeating LA Galaxy’s Guastella in the grand final. Both players have also won the right to represent the US eNational team at the FIFA eNations Cup next weekend.

TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Qualification events or the FIFA eNations League have been taking place throughout the world. Most recently, France, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Argentina and Saudi Arabia have all finalised their teams for the event. You can see a list of the players who will represent each of these countries below.

France: DaXe & Maestro

Mexico: Villamore & Beto

Sweden: Boras & Zimme

Germany: Megabit & MoAuba

Norway: Anders Rasmussen & Hyper

Portugal: RastaArtur & Tuga

Argentina: Nicolas99fc & Yago

Saudi Arabia: Msdossary & Royal

The latest FIFA 19 Global Series domestic league was also unveiled this week. Portuguese players will represent 15 teams in the eLiga Portugal as they attempt to gain Global Series points in their quest to qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup.

DOMESTIC FIXTURES & RESULTS

The Australian eLeague marked its halfway stage last week with round five taking place. There was a crushing win for Wellington Phoenix, thrashing Newcastle Jets 17-6. Elsewhere, Melbourne Victory kept their firm grip on top spot after beating Perth Glory 12-7. Round five also saw wins for Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City, beating Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers respectively. We also saw a thrilling 7-7 draw between Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide United, with PS4 player JesseD rescuing a point for the Mariners thanks to a last-minute equaliser. Round six takes place tomorrow and you can see the fixtures below.

ELSEWHERE

The FIFA 19 Global Series Disciplinary Committee released a statement last week announcing the suspension of a number of FIFA 19 players following violations of the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series Official Rules and Code of Conduct. A notable name amongst these players is RomaFnatic player Alekzandur who has been suspended for the rest of the Global Series season. The former Sporting Kansas City man was the only US player to compete at the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup last August.

Former world champion Gorilla is looking for a coach to work with him through the rest of the FIFA 19 season and possibly going into FIFA 20 as well. The 2017 FIWC (FIFA eWorld Cup) winner has not had the season he would have wished for so far and will be hoping a new coach changes his fortunes as we hit the business end of the season.