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KevinAssia qualifies for the 1st OFFLINE FUT Champions Cup!

Our very own KevinAssia has managed to advance to the first FUT Champions Cup of this season.

After a brutal couple of days, the qualification stage for the FUT Champions Cup has finally come to an end – and the Tollenz Lions will send a representative to the event! KevinAssia has valiantly fought through the bracket after becoming a FUT Champions Verified player just a week ago.

FIFA and EA have worked towards creating a stable esports environment and their new tournament circuit draws parallels to the StarCraft II WCS structures or the DOTA 2 Majors. The FUT Champions Cups, alongside the FIFA eClub World Cup, the eNations Cup and other licensed events from third parties, will hand out points to the top finishing players. Those points will count towards the qualification to the massive FIFA eWorld Cup, to which KevinAssia will of course try to advance. This system aims to aid newcomers in entering the FIFA esports landscape, as well as ensuring that only the crème de la crème make it through to the big events.

Unfortunately, the qualifier has had its fair share of issues. EA have taken a step back with their new system, which offered a Best-Of-One Swiss Stage as the means to qualify. This meant that, while players were allowed to lose a total of two matches, these single games could often be decided through just one lucky goal. Fortunately, EA have already reacted and adjusted the games to be home- and away-matches, in order to really award the better players with the wins. But the trouble wasn’t over, since EA still insist that Europe, Africa and the Middle East count as one region. This meant that for the FUT Champions Cup Qualification, all verified players from these regions were put together and drawn against each other, meaning that a lot of matches were probably decided more by the players’ abilities to compensate for lag and ping issues, rather than raw FIFA talent. Hopefully EA will address these issues in future and work towards a fairer competitive environment, since the new FIFA 19 Global Series ecosystem has already taken huge steps in that direction.

“I’m qualified for the first FUT Champions Cup! I’m just speechless… this has by far been the hardest online tournament I’ve ever played.”
- KevinAssia

The tournament is due to take place on Nov. 19, with a host of other international star players attending as well. From Germany, players such as Dr. Erhano, TheStrxngeR, CodyDerFinisher and MoAuba have made it through. As a quarter of the 64 Xbox and PS4 players are hailing from Germany, making it the most prominent region in the tournament. But players such as Gorilla, winner of 2017’s FIFA Interactive World Cup, will try to bar the entrance to the Finals and it will be difficult for our virtual athlete to pierce through this competition.

If you want to support KevinAssia, tune in and follow his journey through the FUT Champions Cup together with us! As soon we get more and detailed information we will update you.

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