After a month of qualifying, well over a million FIFA Ultimate Team players are down to the most elite players from areas outside Europe and the Americas. The names might not be as familiar to the FIFA community as those in last weekend’s Paris regional final, but rest assured, there are plenty of legends in the making set to do battle this weekend.
Starting at 5 p.m. ET (10 p.m. GMT) on Friday, February 10, the second FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series Season 1 Regional final will begin, live from Sydney, Australia.
Live coverage begins on Twitch (above) and YouTube at 5 p.m. ET. ESPN3 will have live coverage as well beginning beginning at 4:45 p.m. ESPN Deportes will join the festivities for the final beginning at 3 a.m. ET Saturday morning. A one-hour edited version of the final will air on ESPN2 at 7 a.m. on Saturday, February 11.
Abdulaziz “A8drAfwz” Alshehri and George “gcchelsea” Cleaver headline the field which includes players from Australia, the Middle East, Asia and beyond.
Here’s the complete field divided by their respective groups (via EA):
All four players play everyone in their group with a win worth three points, a draw worth two, and a loss worth zero. The top two players in each group advance to the double-elimination Knockout Round.
After both knockout tournaments are down to the finalists from each console, the winner of the Xbox One field will take on the winner of the PlayStation 4 bracket in a two-leg final with one fixture on Xbox One and one on PS4.
After both matches, the player with the higher aggregate score from the two is crowned the champion. If the aggregate score is tied, the player with more goals scored on their “non-native” platform (e.g. “away goals”) is the winner. If the match remains tied on “away goals”, a golden-goal third match will be played on the same platform as the second game and the winner decided by the first to score.All four players play everyone in their group with a win worth three points, a draw worth two, and a loss worth zero. The top two players in each group advance to the double-elimination Knockout Round.