In our weekly round-up here at The Stats Zone, we’re looking 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.
F2Tekkz does it again! The Englishman has been dominating the FIFA 19 scene and he proved his class once again over the weekend by picking up his third FUT Champions Cup trophy this year - and fifth FIFA 19 title overall - when he saw off the opposition in Singapore. Can anyone stop him?!
I have never in my life seen a more complete FIFA player. He breaks all boundaries. He opens up new dimensions. World's best defender, world's best attacker, world's best mentality - simply the ultimate FIFA player. And he is only 17. @F2Tekkz is from a different planet.— BorasLegend (@ivanlapanje) March 10, 2019
The battle to represent the eLions in April’s FIFA eNations League continues with eight players advancing to this Thursday’s (14th Match) live qualification event in London. Only one player from each console can go on to play for The Three Lions at the eNations Cup. The eight players who have made it through are listed below and you can watch the live qualification event on England’s official Youtube channel.
The Gfinity FIFA Series will also return on March 23rd-24th at the Gfinity Arena in London. This will be the third LQE hosted by Gfinity in succession and sees 32 players descend on the English capital in a bid to claim the 850 Global Series Points available for the winner. You can claim free tickets to attend the event as a spectator here.
The #GfinityFIFA Series is back! ⚽️— Gfinity Esports (@Gfinity) March 11, 2019
The March LQE will feature players such as our January champion @Nicolas99fc, February champion @stefanopinna97 and 3x #FUTChampionsCup winner @F2Tekkz! 🏆
Join us on the 23rd-24th! For more info and tickets visit:https://t.co/76IO7TXyKt pic.twitter.com/HKqkeHjWQQ
The eJ.League has been announced as the latest domestic competition to be included as part of the FIFA 19 Global Series. Beginning on April 6th, the best Japanese players will come together and compete in the FIFA 19 eJ.League Samsung SSD Cup exclusively on PlayStation 4. The tournament concludes on April 29th.
This Wednesday sees the final fixtures in the Virtual Bundesliga. Werder Bremen have already been crowned champions and cannot be caught by second-placed VfB Stuttgart. Werder take on Bayer Leverkusen in their final match of the season, whilst VfB Stuttgart meet Holstein Kiel. You can find the full list of fixtures here.
DEN TITEL IM KASTEN! 🏆— Werder eSPORTS (@WerdereSPORTS) March 6, 2019
Was ein MEILENSTEIN in der noch jungen Geschichte von #WerdereSPORTS! 😱 Wir sind erster „DEUTSCHER CLUB-MEISTER“ der #VBLClubChampionship! Unfassbare Leistung über die gesamte Saison hinweg - @MegaBit98, @MoAuba und #Lefti! 💚🔥 pic.twitter.com/oshusyx2OG
This Thursday sees the Australian E-League return for its latest round of matches. Five games are set to take place, including what should be a cracker between top-of-the-table Melbourne Victory and third-place Brisbane Roar. Other matches see Melbourne City up against Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners, Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United vs Perth Glory.
EA Sports have announced that the next two online LQE qualifers will see a change in the rules regarding what FIFA Ultimate Team players will be allowed to field. Restrictions have been put in place for players which is an attempt to even the playing field and help FIFA players who are unable to pay money to assemble the best possible Ultimate Team. But this news has been met with frustration by players unhappy with the timing of the announcement, with some believing that this should be implemented at the start of a season rather than mid-season.
So let me get this straight.— Ryan Pessoa (@hashtagryan_) March 9, 2019
We start the year complaining that P2W players get an advantage in qualifiers, which was very evident @ the START of the year. Players who didn’t heavily invest, spent a lot of time grinding to earn many coins to get a team good enough to compete (1) pic.twitter.com/MaH40a8NAw
Some players now have managed to achieve those players after grafting for months, for you to put a restriction???? For the last 2 LQE’s?! Where is the logic @EAFIFAesports? How backwards is that... it should have been done at the start Not now, Christ.— Ryan Pessoa (@hashtagryan_) March 9, 2019
Finally, all of us at The Stats Zone are sending best wishes to Jamie O’Doherty after he was taken seriously ill just before the FUT Champions Cup Singapore last weekend. The FUTWIZ player was rushed to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with a collapsed lung. O’Doherty is thankfully recovering in Singapore after receiving treatment and will hopefully be back on the Global Series trail once he’s back to full health.
Can’t believe it. I had back/chest pain at the arena struggling to breath so I went to the hospital and it turns out my right lung had collapsed. I’ve had an operation and the signs are positive so far. Sad that I likely won’t be competing but my health is far more important 😔 pic.twitter.com/z2zUCBfQd1— FUTWIZ Jamie (@JamieODoherty) March 7, 2019
Such a relief to be leaving the hospital now. Things like that really make me appreciate the good times and make me realise how blessed I am to have such amazing people around me. Whether it was messages of support, visiting me, bringing me things, it all helped so much and (1/2)— FUTWIZ Jamie (@JamieODoherty) March 11, 2019
I can’t wait to just rest up now and be back to full health. Special mention to the @EAFIFAesports team & @Aleirri for arranging to fly my Mum over and stay with me for a week. Truly grateful 🙏❤️ (2/2).— FUTWIZ Jamie (@JamieODoherty) March 11, 2019