- 16 Xbox One players qualified for the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final
- PlayStation participants to do battle for the remaining 16 places
- We review all the participants
Over 20 million players gave it their all, but only the top 128 FIFA 18 players made it through to the EA Sports Global Series Play-offs in Amsterdam.
On the second day of the play-offs, the top 32 Xbox One players battled it out for one of the 16 Xbox Grand Final spots up for grabs at the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 in London.
Overview of the 16 Xbox One participants at the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018:
“Falcon Msdosary” (Saudi Arabia)
Not only did he open the proceedings at the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series, but “Falcon Msdosary” also became the first player to qualify for the Grand Final – and how. Six wins and just one defeat saw him into the knock-out stage, where he overcame “I Di Gianni I”.
The Frenchman shook off defeat in the final of the FIFA eClub World Cup to make it through to the knock-out stage, where he saw off a highly impressive opponent in “osyoruguas92” (six wins, one defeat) to book his ticket for London.
“SKC Alekzandur” (USA)
After a draw in the first leg of the knock-out stage, he dominated “Schwenker1991” in the second leg with 62 per cent possession and edged out the German 3-2.
“NRaseck 7” (Germany)
“NRaseck 7” was strong throughout the two days, with six wins and just the one defeat in the group and a resounding 7-2 aggregate victory in the knock-out stage.
“VfL MegaBit1848” (Germany)
“VFL MegaBit1848” made it two Germans through to the Grand Final in London, defeating last year’s grand finalist “AFC Ajax Joey” 4-2 over the two legs.
“FaZe Gorilla 26” (England)
Reigning champion in the house! An incredible 13-5 aggregate win in the knock-out stage saw “FaZe Gorilla” into the Grand Final in London. Will he be able to defend his crown?
Another of last year’s Grand Finalists is through to the 2018 showdown in London. Rafsou made it through the knock-out stage with a 4-1 win over “F2Tekkz”.
“ICHOR Resende7” (Brazil)
The Brazilian maintained possession throughout much of his 4-2 two-leg win over “II BaiIey II”.
“JSSF10” made it two Brazilians through to the Grand Final. Despite a 4-2 defeat in the second leg, his 4-0 win in the first leg was enough to see him qualify.
“kurt0411” kept his cool in his match-up against “S04 Tim Latka” and his 6-3 second-leg win was enough for him to make it into the Grand Final.
3-1 in the first leg, 4-1 in the second – impressive stuff from “Sakul970611”, who brushed aside “TREVIN0 19” when it came to the crunch.
With an average of over three goals a game on the second day of the tournament, “GoalMachine21” rode his offensive prowess into the Grand Final in London.
“FABIO DENUZZO” (Italy)
The Italian won the tightest of the knock-out stage matches with a goal in the 120th minute against one of last year’s Grand Finalists “Hashtag Ryannn”.
“Hashtag dreamR” (England)
“Hashtag dreamR” went one better than team-mate “Hashtag Ryannn”, defeating “RemiMartinn” to book his ticket for the Grand Final.
“I Crafty95 I” (England)
“I Crafty95 I” made it three English Xbox One players through to battle it out for the title of FIFA eWorld Cup Champion 2018 in their home country.
“AFC Ajax Dani” (Netherlands)
“AFC Ajax Dani” made the most of home advantage, particularly in the knock-out round where he recorded a dominant 6-1 aggregate win over “elast1Cooo” to secure his Grand Final berth.
The 16 remaining places for the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018
Between 1 and 3 June, the top 64 PlayStation players will fight it out in Amsterdam for the remaining 16 places in the Grand Final in London.