KiNG eSports were crowned FIFA eClub World Cup champions today after a weekend of high-drama and excitement in London.
Following a journey that saw over 150 teams battle it out in online qualifying and over two days of fierce competition between 16 of the world’s top eFootball teams, KiNG eSports emerged to claim the world title after a clinical performance which saw them beat Dijon SCO in both legs to secure the USD 40,000 top prize and maximum EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Points.
KiNG eSports – an endemic eFootball team – included the two current world number ones on both consoles, Nicolas 'KiNG nicolas99fc' Villalba and Donovan 'KiNG Tekkz' Hunt.
After becoming FIFA eClub World Cup champion, Donovan 'KiNG Tekkz' Hunt from KiNG eSports said:
“Winning the FIFA eClub World Cup alongside my team-mate is incredible. The competition in eFootball to qualify and compete at these live events is now so intense. To come away with the FIFA eClub World Cup title, as well as the prize money and EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Points, is really special.”
The crowning of the new FIFA eClub World Cup champion capped an exciting two days in London, which saw 32 of the world’s best eFootball players take a significant step forward on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup™ as well as the introduction of a new 2v2 team format to the competition for the very first time this year.
The new 2v2 format - which saw two players play together as one team in the final round of each tie in the group stage, as well as the tiebreaking tie in the knockout phases – was a new innovation to this year’s competition. It provided a new tactical element for players and teams to contend with during eFootball’s pinnacle club competition.
Christian Volk, Director of eFootball and Gaming at FIFA, said:
“As the pinnacle club event in the eFootball calendar, the FIFA eClub World Cup 2019 has provided two days of high drama with the 2v2 team format adding an exciting new dynamic for players and spectators at this year’s event.
“With the eFootball community and gaming scene continuing to professionalise and go from strength-to-strength, FIFA is continuing to identify new and exciting ways to further develop the eFootball ecosystem.”