Your PS4 qualifiers are as follows:
Nicolas99fc, Andoniipm, ProhunterT, FifaUstun, nbd2699, xLevVinken, Fifilva7 & JraLion10!
And that's your lot for today
Your Xbox One knockout qualifiers have been confirmed!
DullenMike, Rogue GoalMachine, PSG RocKy, M10 Resende, F2Tekkz, aboazza10, Tim Latka and PSG DaXe are the eight who will compete on Championship Sunday!
Tim Latka and PSG DaXe secure their places in the knockout stages on the Xbox One. The final PS4 games are about to be played.
A long day is close to being over. Tim Latka is 2-0 in the second leg against Marcus Gomes. It’s winner takes all and the tension is on. We’ll have a full list of knockout qualifiers when we have them.
Round four is over and some big news is coming out of the Gfinity Arena. Gorilla is knocked out after losing to Marcus Gomes, F2Tekkz beats Tim Latka to advance to the knockouts whilst Agge Rosenmeier is also headed home after losing to The StrxngeR, who faces one more match to determine who heads to Championship Sunday!
M10 Resende goes bonkers as he scores two late goals to turn the match around in dramatic style =and beat Gorilla.
Plenty of work to do now for the Englishman.
The tension is rising as we progress through the Swiss format. Plenty of "Let's go's" being belted out around the arena.
2017 FIFA world champion Gorilla - with a win and a defeat after the first two matches - leads M10 Resende 6-5 in the closing stages of their second leg. Play has been paused while both players receive pep talks from their coaches.
It looks quite intense.
The third round of matches are upon us! Here are the results from the second round:
Round two is finally over and Ustun triumphed over MoAuba. In a PSG Derby, RocKy came out on top over DaXe in a penalty shootout.
The second round of group stage matches are heating up! The featured game in particular is exciting the crowd with MoAuba 5-4 ahead against Ustun on aggregate in the second leg. Goals galore whenever these two pick up a controller.
Here are the fixtures for the second round of matches:
Here are the results from the first round of matches! Plenty of goals flying in at this early stage...
We’ve just wrapped a quick interview with Gfinity Community Manager and FIFA 19 analyst Chris Trout. Look out for that on our website and social media channels in the future. Some exciting new forms of eSports content will be coming at you very soon!
Early defeat for F2Tekkz (6-3) but the beauty of the Swiss Format means that the current Global Series Points Leader can still turn things around.
Lost my 1st at the event and have been given two verbal warnings, one for going toilet after the 1st leg and one for going on my phone after the 1st leg— F2Tekkz (@F2Tekkz) January 19, 2019
Is an early shock on the cards? F2Tekkz has lost the first leg 3-1 to aboazza10. Stay tuned...
The first round of matches are underway. Here are the opening fixtures:
We are live with Day 1 of the #GfinityFIFA Series January LQE! 🏆— Gfinity Esports (@Gfinity) January 19, 2019
Today we kick things off with the Swiss group stage for both #Xbox and #Playstation!
📺https://t.co/xK1nFLIwXs | https://t.co/YashO9ycE7📺 pic.twitter.com/4oN9hjKNDy
Gfinity's Twitch stream is live!
We'll also be posting results updates throughout the day here
The live Gfinity stream should be underway by 2pm. To watch the action go to twitch.tv/gfinitytv
The Stats Zone are in the building!
Pro player LaBelle has his say!
FIFA is truly becoming an Esport— Mike LaBelle (@MikeLaBelle) January 19, 2019
Remember when it used to be 1-2 events per year??
Yes, this year has tons of programming between the Majors, LQEs, & League Events (+ Qualification)
But trust this is a GOOD LOOK for all parties involved
This is the creation of a movement
The winner of the first LQE of the season and the number one ranked Xbox One player on FIFA 19 is ready to try and win a third trophy of the season.
Today is the start of 3 weekends in a row with events🙏 Hopefully I can perform well and win the 1st one this weekend🙏— F2Tekkz (@F2Tekkz) January 19, 2019
So where are we in the current FIFA 19 eSports cycle? We've got a full tournament calendar here, including future tournament dates and all the winners so far.
After each tournament, Tim updates his unique, algorithm-based PS4 and Xbox One rankings. Here's how the players stand at the moment:
Here’s what each player will be playing for this weekend. Global Series Points and prize money are both up for grabs over the next two days!
Some top notch FIFA eSports casters will be guiding you through the action in London. We hope to catch up with Brandon and Richard at some point over the weekend!
Delighted to announce that our first event of 2019 will be the LQE this weekend at the @Gfinity Arena! 🇬🇧— Brandon Smith 🎤 (@BSmith_Esports) January 15, 2019
We’re delighted to be involved and we cannot wait to kick off another year of Competitive FIFA! 🎮
We’ll see you in London! 👋🔜 pic.twitter.com/uoAOJmXTna
Here's the player roster for the weekend. Many of the big names will be there, including F2Tekkz - who has been the man to beat this year with two tournament victories already.
Meanwhile, hot off the press is the news that March's FUT Champions Cup will be held in...Singapore!
Quite the globetrotters, those FIFA players. I used to think that walking down the road to play FIFA 2003 at my mate's house was a long way to travel to play a computer game. How far it has come!
Of course, you could always head over and check out Alex's tournament preview, where he discusses his favourites for the title. The man has quite the success rate for predicting winners, so it's worth a look!
Not familiar with the Swiss format? It's becoming commonplace at FIFA tournaments. Here's a graphic that hopefully shed some light!
Or maybe just watch Gfinity's Twitch stream instead, and all should become clear...
Good morning! TSZ's finest are currently en-route to London for this weekend's FIFA 19 Licensed Qualifier - the Gfinity FIFA Series January! We'll be reporting live as events progress on both days of competition. In the meantime, here are the details you need to know...