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01 May 2019 by Alex Sarwar

FIFA 19 eSports โ€“ News Round-Up

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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 the group stage of the inaugural eChampions League take place at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. A total of 64 players competed against each other with only eight players qualifying for the finals of the tournament in Madrid on May 31st. After a shocking two days which saw favourites such as F2Tekkz and Msdossary fail to book their tickets to Madrid, the eight players who made it through to the eChampions League finals are below, separated into their knockout bracket:

These four matches, along with the semi-finals and grand final, will be contested a day before the UEFA Champions League final and will see the winner pick up a total of $100,000 prize money.

The Dutch eDivisie also crowned itโ€™s 2018-19 Xbox One champion last week. The grand final saw Bryan Hessing of Heracles face off against Nick den Hamer of FC Groningen. It was Hessing who came out on top, winning the BO3 series 2-1 to secure the title and cement his spot at the Global Series Playoffs in June.

DOMESTIC FIXTURES & RESULTS

Round nine of the Australian E-League saw the ten clubs face off for the final time before the E-League finals. Despite losing their final game against Western Sydney Wanderers, it was Melbourne Victory who finished top of the table to secure the โ€œPremiersโ€ title.

Finishing in second place was Brisbane Roar, although they also lost their final league game, going down 7-13 to Adelaide United. Third place went to Melbourne City, who ended on a winning note, defeating Central Coast Mariners 11-9. Other games saw a thrilling 13-13 draw between Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory and a comprehensive victory for Sydney FC, beating Newcastle Jets 12-3. The final table can be seen below:

ELSEWHERE

The first of two FIFA Global Series Licensed Qualifying Events takes place in Atlanta on the weekend of May 11-12th. It will be one of the final events where players can earn Global Series Points in their attempts to qualify for the Global Series Playoffs in June. Itโ€™s already confirmed that F2Tekkz wonโ€™t be competing at the tournament. The current number one ranked FIFA 19 player, who recently spoke to The Stats Zone in an exclusive interview at last weekendโ€™s eChampions League Group Stage event, will be taking a break in order to prepare for the back end of what has been a gruelling FIFA 19 season. His next tournament is scheduled to be the PGL FIFA 19 Masters in Bucharest on the weekend of May 18-19th.

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