When? December 14th-16th
Where? Gfinity Arena, London, UK.
Are tickets still available? https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...
Where can I stream the tournament? The entire competition can be streamed on EA Sports’ official Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels as well as Gfinity’s official Youtube and Video channel. The schedule is as follows:
Friday December 14th – 13:00 to 21:00 GMT
Saturday December 15th – 13:00 to 21:00 GMT
Sunday December 16th – 13:00 to 21:00 GMT
The broadcast will contain live commentary from some of your favourite FIFA casters such as Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley, both of whom will be casting their third major event in as many weekends.
Fantastic event in Bucharest , really happy with our performance on the desk this past weekend— Richard Buckley (@Rbuckley98) December 10, 2018
Another Win for @F2Tekkz in Bucharest , 2/2 in the trophy cabinet on #FIFA19
The question is can he make it a hat trick of wins next weekend at @Gfinity , whose gonna stop him 👀 pic.twitter.com/NNu8IIo8Wa
Can I follow the tournament on Twitter? Updates will be provided on the official Gfinity Twitter page, along with the EA Sports official Twitter page and the brand new competitive EA Sports Twitter page which focuses specifically on FIFA eSports. Also be sure to search the hashtags #FIFAeWorldCup, #GfinityFUT and #FUTChampionsCup as well as looking up Gfinity FUT Champions Cup in the Twitter search bar. Don’t forget to follow your favourite players competing in the tournament, along with their respective clubs/organisations who are likely to provide real time updates on their progress.
Tournament Format and Schedule
Thursday - a round-robin group stage played away from the cameras
Friday - Xbox One knockout bracket up until semi-finals (14:00 UK start)
Saturday - PS4 knockout bracket up until semi-finals (14:00 UK start)
Sunday - Console semi-finals, final and cross-console Grand Final (13:00 UK start)
Are there rules regarding what teams/players can be used for the tournament?
Each game will be played in the FIFA Ultimate Team mode, with each player free to use their own UT in the competition.
Who will be competing in the tournament?
A total of 64 players around the globe have qualified for the Gfinity FUT Champions Cup through the official FIFA Global Series online qualification tournament, which took place back in November.
What prizes are up for grabs?
A total cash pool of $100,000 is on offer at the Gfinity FUT Champions Cup that sees the winner take home a total of $50,000. Perhaps even more important though is the opportunity to collect vital FIFA Global Series Points, with more points up for the grabs the higher you place at the tournament. These points will see them rise up a newly created FIFA Global Series rankings leaderboard for their respective console. At the end of the season, the top 16 ranked players from each console according to the Global Series rankings leaderboard will qualify for the 2019 FIFA eWorld Cup. The winner of the Gfinity FUT Champions Cup will win a total of 1,500 FIFA Global Series Points. The total amount of prize money and global series points awarded for each finishing position at the tournament is below:
Winner - $40,000 + 1500 GSP
Runner-up - $20,000 + 1500 GSP
3rd-4th - $10,000 + 850 GSP
5th-8th - $5,000 + 625 GSP
9th-16th - 450 GSP
The Gfinity FUT Champions Cup will take place in London at the Gfinity Esports Arena. It will be the first official FIFA Global Series event to take place in London since the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Finals at the 02 Arena.
Unsurprisingly coming into the tournament, one player is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and many professional FIFA players’ nightmares. Donovan “F2Tekkz” Hunt in just two weeks has already doubled his accrual of major trophies in the FIFA 19 season that he won last campaign on FIFA 18. The 17-year-old Brit secured double delight in Bucharest, winning the first FUT Champions Cup of the season, before taking home the PGL Cup the week after as predicted in our preview of the event. This weekend he returns to home turf as he looks to make it a hat-trick of titles and further cement himself as the best FIFA 19 player in the world today.
BACK TO BACK🏆🏆 Let’s go, some unreal games today! Gg’s to everyone who I played👍👍 Oh and about my shoes and why I have my hood up it’s a comfort thing😂 pic.twitter.com/x6vVOJPRdV— F2Tekkz (@F2Tekkz) December 9, 2018
Another player we tipped for a strong performance at the PGL Cup last weekend was eDevil and FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final runner up Stefano Pinna. Whilst the PSV Eindhoven player may have fallen at the final hurdle again, losing out to “F2Tekkz” in the grand final, it was fantastic to see the Belgian back on the big event stage. Pinna has proven himself to be amongst the best in the business right now and is currently 2nd in both the PS4 FIFA Global Series rankings leaderboard and The Stats Zone’s very own FIFA eSports PS4 player rankings leaderboard. He’ll be hoping to go one step further this weekend and bring home a trophy of his own.
Lost the grand final against the beast @F2Tekkz with 4-1 on aggregate Gg!— StefanoPinna97 (@stefanopinna97) December 10, 2018
Need to focus more on the xbox and need to work on the little mistakes I make, but we go again next week 🙏🙏
The one PS4 player who sits above Stefano Pinna in both rankings leaderboards is the PS4 Continental Cup champion and Epsilon eSports player Joksan Redona. The North American has continued his offline exploits online, showing no signs of cooling off his red hot start to the season. Could this be the event where he exacts revenge on “F2Tekkz" for beating him in the FUT Champions Cup Bucharest Grand Final?
Quick 30-0 before heading to London tomorrow 🇬🇧— Joksan Redona (@JoksanRedona) December 10, 2018
I’m ready 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/bWjTssOV3G
One of four Danes to be making the trip to London this weekend is former FIFA eWorld Cup (FIWC) champion August “Agge” Rosenmeier. The North player is never far off the winning podium when it comes to offline events and has started the season relatively well, with 861 Global Series ranking points. A tournament win this weekend would see him almost treble that total so it’s a big few days ahead for the experienced pro. He’ll be hoping any pre Christmas ailments stay away for the time being!
Arrived earlier today in London. Got an Ear infection After the flight and Its safe to say this hurts A LOT. Got some pills and will try to get some early rest to be ready for the cup.— Agge Rosenmeier (@AggeRosenmeier) December 11, 2018
The last player we’re focusing on is the reigning FIFA eWorld Cup champion Mossad “Msdossary” Aldossary. So far this season the world champion has yet to hit the heights of that magical few days at the 02 Arena. After disappointing at the PS4 Continental Cup, Aldossary was narrowly beaten in the PGL Cup by Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing at the quarter final stage of the Xbox One knockout bracket. However, while the Rogue eSports player may not have fond memories of Bucharest, being back in the same city which hosted his greatest ever achievement could be the perfect catalyst to get his season up and running!
الحمدالله على كل حال لكل بدايه نهايه خسرت من بطل العالم @Huge_Gorilla26 كنت افضل بمجمل المبارتين لكن لعلها خيره .. مبسوط بالأداء الي قدمته لسى عندي بطولة لندن بعد ٥ ايام .. شكراً شكراً لدعمكم الخرافي💚💚 pic.twitter.com/2OjOSoWzyO— مساعد الدوسري (@Msdossary7) December 9, 2018
We’d like to apologise for perhaps playing it safe with this Gfinity FUT Champions Cup prediction. Right now though, it is simply impossible to bet against “F2Tekkz” making it a hat-trick of major tournament wins on FIFA 19. So far he has been in a league of his own, beating anyone that has come in his path. He was pushed close by “Gorilla” last weekend, but managed a comeback win of a standard that perhaps only he is capable of right now.
In the interest of providing our readers with a differential selection, we are also drawn towards the fairytale story of “Msdossary” coming out on top once again in London and taking home his third UK-based trophy of 2018. The world champion has the overall game to beat any player in the world and won’t be fazed by the challenge of toppling “the best player on FIFA 19”. But right now, “F2Tekkz” is the one to beat. And if you don’t believe us, ask Harry “HashtagHarry” Hesketh!
There are problems with this game yes, but I see people saying there’s no ‘skill gap’ cause of blabla when @F2Tekkz is literally on his own island— Harry Hesketh (@HashtagHarry__) December 9, 2018
People comparing consoles due to the cross console finals this year are stupid. If @F2Tekkz was on PlayStation then PS4 would be 2-0 up 😂😂— Harry Hesketh (@HashtagHarry__) December 9, 2018