Last week, TSZ had the pleasure of attending this year's FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Finals at the O2 Arena in London. While the final day (semi-finals and final) was open to members of the public, the previous days allowed media, friends and family to watch the 32 qualified players battle it out from the beginning.
It’s incredible to see how this eSport has evolved over recent years. Over 20 million players competed in FIFA competitive gaming this year and with numbers like that it’s easy to see why companies are starting to invest more and more in the eSport.
With the rise of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series, the number of top-flight divisions that host EA SPORTS FIFA 18 tournaments and the increased prize money on offer ($250,000 for this year's champion, Msdossary), we have reached the point now where being a professional FIFA player is a genuine career option.
This year's tournament saw Saudi Arabian Xbox One player Msdossary beat Belgium’s PS4 player Stefano Pinna 4-0 in the final. Having collated all the data over the course of the tournament, we bring you our top ten statistics for the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup: