Deto, the Manchester City eSports player, made it to the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final Image: Twitter
The final roster for the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 has finally been decided. After the 16 Xbox players were decided on May 30, the 16 PlayStation 4 gamers who will duke it out in the grand final, to be held from August 2 to 4 in London, were decided after the final round of qualifiers earlier this week.
It's been a gruelling road to the finals, with reportedly 20 million gamers vying for a spot in the final 32. The qualifiers began on October 1, 2017, followed by months of online and offline qualifiers. The last 64 participants (32 from Xbox and 32 from PS4) met in the final round in Amsterdam to decide the final 32. The players will fight it out in London for the coveted title of the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Champion and a total prize pool of $200,000 (Rs 1.3 crore approx).
Here's the full list of the final 32 and the respective groups.
Here are some of the big names to keep an eye out for during the grand finals.
1. Deto (Germany)
Deto represents Manchester City's eSports team and was the runners-up in the tournament last year.
2. Agge (Denmark)
Agge was the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) 2014 champion. It was later renamed the FIFA eWorld Cup.
3. Falcon Msdosary (Saudi Arabia)
Falcon has been impressive throughout the qualifiers and was the first player to qualify for the Grand Finals with six wins and just one defeat. He can turn out to be the dark horse in the tournament.
4. andoniiPM (Spain)
The Spaniard perhaps threw up the biggest upset during the qualifiers, defeating reigning FIFA eClub World Cup champion FifaUstun from Denmark in the final round.
5. FaZe Gorilla 26 (England)
He is the reigning FIFA eWorld Cup champion and looks the favourite to retain his title on his own home turf. He secured his spot in the finals with a dominating 13-5 aggregate win in the knock-out stage.