It’s time, ladies and gentlemen. The most talented FIFA players in the world are gathering in Madrid tomorrow to book their ticket to the Ultimate Team Championships in Berlin.
Some of the biggest names in FIFA eSports will be looking for redemption on Saturday, most notably Spencer ‘Unilad Gorilla’ Ealing, formerly known as ‘Epsilon Gorilla.’ Arguably considered to be the best FIFA player in the world, the 20-year-old was knocked out in the group stages last time in Paris.
Paris Saint-Germain’s August ‘Agge’ Rosenmeier, another big name who was also grouped in Paris, will be back as well. If I’m not mistaken, he looks to make the switch from Xbox One to PS4 this go around.
Spencer FC’s Hashtag United will look to continue their dominance in the eSports scene, through Hashtag Boras, Spencer’s only non-Xbox competitor, and Harry ‘Hashtag Harry’ Hesketh; Hashtag Tass beat Schalke’s Cihan Yasarlar to win the Regional Grand Final in Paris.
Here’s what the final Group draw looks like:
The rules are as follows. 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.
Tune in to watch the Season Two ‘Europe’ regional, streaming on Twitch and YouTube at 1:55 a.m. ET Saturday, and the Regional Grand Final on ESPN2 at 11 a.m. ET. You can also watch here on EA’s website.