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07 Mar 2019 by Alex Sarwar

FIFA 19 eSports – Talking Points Of The Week

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In a new weekly feature here on The Stats Zone, we’re looking at the biggest talking points of the week within the FIFA eSports scene. These may range from player transfers, online/offline tournament announcements, tournament results and more. With this being our first article, we’re focusing on the last two weeks commencing Monday 25th February.

KEY PLAYER MOVES

A couple of big signings were announced as PS4 Continental Cup winner Joksan announced his signing for US organisation compLexity Gaming. The former Epsilon player had been a free agent since his contract with Epsilon expired and will be delighted to have linked up with such a prestigious eSports organisation. His first event under the “coL” banner will be the FUT Champions Cup Singapore.

Also making moves was ELEAGUE FUT Champions Cup Atlanta console quarter-finalist Yago, who has signed for Team Bundled. Yago is currently 6th in our PS4 TSZ eSports Player Rankings and 16th in the PS4 Global Series Rankings leaderboard with 1173 Global Series Points. With his place in the Global Series Playoffs virtually assured, this looks like a smart move from Team Bundled to sign up the Argentinian.

TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Football Association have announced details on how to win the chance to represent the “eLions” in the upcoming eNations League taking place in April. Online qualification takes place on the weekend of 9th-10th March, with four players advancing to the live finals on March 14th. From there, two players will go on to represent England at the eNations League. All the details you need on how to enter the tournament are here.

Last weekend, online qualifications took place for the inaugural eChampions League. After two days of tough competition on the PlayStation 4, 64 players have qualified for the offline event in Manchester on April 26th. From there, eight players will win the chance to compete in the eChampions League Grand Finals in Madrid on May 31st, the day before the Champions League final itself. Take a look at the images below for the full list of 64 players through to Manchester. Credit to Brandon Smith and 3PM for the graphics.

DOMESTIC RESULTS

A number of key fixtures took place across the domestic leagues throughout the FIFA Global Series Hub. In the Virtual Bundesliga, current table-toppers Werder Bremen were held to a 4-4 draw with FC Schalke 04, a match which saw two well-known FIFA eSports players face off as Werder’s MoAuba took on Schalke’s Eisvogel.

There was also a full round of Australian E-League fixtures as the two Melbourne clubs established themselves at the summit of the second season table with two crushing wins. After Melbourne City smashed Perth Glory 14-5 over two legs thanks to wins from Marcus Gomes and Saisanas, Melbourne Victory went even better as they hammered Newcastle Jets 17-3! It was MouadZwed who did the damage with a whopping 14-1 aggregate win in his match over N8 Liz, sending the Victory to the top of the league after two rounds of games.

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