Wednesday 07 June 2017, 19:58

Europe’s gamers eye London slots in Munich

  • The European Regional Final of Season 3 will be held in Munich on 9, 12, 13 14 and 15 June

  • This is the last chance for Europe’s top gamers to secure a berth at the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017

  • Players who shone at the Regional Finals of Seasons 1 and 2 will be in attendance

Between 9 and 15 June, the very best of European virtual football will lock horns in Munich, where ten tickets for the 2017 FIWC Grand Final in London will be up for grabs. The 50-strong group of contenders includes several players who made their mark on the Regional Finals of Seasons 1 and 2, but failed to qualify for London at the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship in Berlin.

Already qualified for London*PlayStation 4 *- 'Maniika' (France)

  • 'xShellzz' (United Kingdom)

  • 'TIMOX' (Germany)

  • 'TheStrxngeR' (Germany)

Xbox One - 'Unilad Gorilla' (United Kingdom)

  • 'Vitality Rocky' (France)

  • 'Marlut' (Germany)

  • 'Rafifa13' (Brazil)

Players to watchMany of the players scheduled to compete in Germany have experience of performing on the world stage, such as 'PSG Agge', the winner of FIWC 2014. The Dane, who struggled to find his form at the Regional Finals in Paris and Madrid, will be keen to show that he still has what it takes at this level. His team-mate, 'PSG Daxee', who was a finalist in Madrid, but did not qualify for Berlin, will also attempt to match Paris Saint-Germain’s eSport ambitions and join 'Rafifa13' – who recently signed for the Parisian club – in London.

The country with the highest number of participants will be Germany with 13 – a contingent that includes the experienced 'Salz0r' and 'S04_Cihan', who was unfortunate to lose to 'Hashtag Tass' in Paris. London native 'Tass' will be hopeful of displaying the same form he demonstrated in the French capital and returning to the FIWC. England will also be well represented, with 'Hashtag Harry', 'Thee Bullock', 'A HugeDragon x' and 'Danny Taylor'** **all flying the St. George’s flag.

Much will be expected of the only Italian taking part, 'Prinsipe',** **after his masterful showing in Madrid. Also worth keeping an eye on is Russian gamer 'Timon', who was handed a last-gasp wildcard for Munich after his triumph in the FIFA World Football Museum’s Live Qualification Tournament.

How does it work?The 50 players who advanced from the Season 3 online qualifiers will be divided up into ten pools of five – half on PlayStation 4 and the other half on Xbox One – and the top four from each group will move on to the knockout stage. Two players (one PS4 and one Xbox) will earn a spot in London every day.