FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 tickets, dates and live stream revealedJune 29, 2018
The EA Sports 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup grand final will take place in London in August.
The O2 Arena will be venue for the final of the tournament, which takes place on 2-4 August at the venue.
However, the tournament will be the biggest FIFA has ever held with over 20 million competitive players competing and a single winner taking the coveted title of the best player in the world.
It is the second time the eWorld Cup has taken place and after a gruelling qualification process 32 qualifiers have booked a place in London for the Grand Final.
They are split into two groups of 16 – one for XBox players and one for Playstation players.
The final will take place on 2-4 August at the O2 Arena and ticket details will be announced soon.
As Philippe Le Floc’h, Chief Commercial Officer at FIFA, explains: “This partnership with EA elevated competitive FIFA into a worldwide phenomenon, combining the power of football with the spectacle of entertainment in astounding ways.
A landmark year for global football and a landmark year for competitive gaming ends fittingly at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 in one of the most historic football cities in the world – London.”
Who is playing in the grand final?
A total of 32 qualifiers are confirmed for the big event. They are:
The Argentinian has just a single defeat in 16 matches and won his qualifier 6-2.
“Honey Badger” (New Zealand)
A tight 2-1 win in the first leg meant a draw was enough for the Australian in the second leg against Spain’s “RILion”.
The winner of last year’s FIFA Interactive Club World Cup qualified for the Grand Final for a second time in a row with a convincing 7-1 aggregate win.
The FIWC 2014 winner demonstrated all his experience as a five-time grand finalist to record a win against “Cihan” and earn the chance to go for his second title in London.
“Maestro” defeated fellow Frenchman “Famsinho10” in an absolute goal-fest – 8-7 on aggregate – booking his ticket at the Grand Final.
Having finished runner-up at the FIFA eClub World Cup, “Eisvogel” was one of the hot favourites in Amsterdam. The German scraped through the knockout round to secure his spot in London.
“TheStrxngeR” versus “CodyDerFinisher” was a battle between two of last year’s grand finalists, both of whom are under contract with FC Basel. A 4-2 win in the second leg saw “TheStrxngeR” defeat his team-mate and make it through to London.
“Web” is the first Asian to make it through to the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the knockout round, the Japanese player managed a 5-3 win in extra time of the second leg to book his ticket for London.
“Stefano Pinna” (Belgium)
A solid 4-1 win in the opening leg was enough for “Stefanopinna” to secure qualification for the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 after he played out a draw in the second leg.
“MoAubameyang” added to the German contingent in London, making it through the knockout round and qualifying for the Grand Final for the second time since 2017.
A goal in injury time of the second leg saw “Deto” – runner-up at the 2017 Grand Final – squeeze through to London.
After a draw in the opening leg, the return saw an open match with plenty of chances on either side. In the end, “Damie” edged it 5-4 against “Aaygun96” from the Netherlands.
Another match between two German opponents saw “M4RV” come out on top against “DaniFink1848” and secure his spot in the Grand Final.
The Spaniard was the surprise package of the day when he came up against reigning FIFA eClub World Cup Champion “FifaUstun”, who had averaged no fewer than 3.84 goals per game prior to the knock-out round. “andoniiPM”, however, defeated the Dane after extra time.
In one of the best matches of the knockout round, the Swede secured a 5-4 aggregate win with a 90th minute goal against Italy’s “IcePrinsipe” to join the other 31 players fighting for the title in London.
Despite a 4-3 defeat in the second leg, the Dutchman managed to qualify at the expense of his opponent “night_watch”.