Gfinity Elite Series Season 3 champions crowned

This past weekend signalled the end of the 2018 Gfinity Elite Series, with the Season 3 champions for FIFA 18, Rocket League and Street Fighter V all being crowned.

Jamie Hore looks back on the winners in each game.

10 esports organisations started the competition back in March, but who scooped the titles and were the experts' predictions on the money?

 

FIFA 18: ROMA FNATIC

It’s certainly been a competition to remember, with some incredible matches and some big shocks along the way.

The final was no different, with Roma Fnatic lifting the trophy after conquering the pundits’ favourite UNILAD. 

On the Xbox, Irishman Conran "Rannerz" Tobin was the victor against one of the most experienced heads in FIFA esports: Tassal "Tass" Rushan, who was making his Gfinity debut for UNILAD where he is on loan from FaZe Clan.

In the PS4 matchup, Simon "Zimme" Nystedt defeated Shaun “Shellz” Springette to seal the deal for Fnatic and also kept his promise to get his haircut live in the Gfinity Arena in the style of the legendary Brazilian striker, Ronaldo.

The victories for the Fnatic boys also secured them places in the FIFA eWorld Cup play-offs.

 

ROCKET LEAGUE: RENAULT VITALITY

With the winning FIFA org being backed by a footballing giant, it only make sense that the victors in Rocket League have one of the biggest car manufacturers on their side too.

Vitality, backed by Renault Sport, took the grand prize in this discipline, overcoming Team Envy.

The French-based team took the final 4 games to 1, with 3 of their wins coming in dramatic overtime victories. 

The title-winning team consisted of Philip "paschy90" Paschmeyer and Sandro "FreaKii" Holzwarth from Germany, as well as Frenchman Victor "Fairy Peak" Locquet.

It was an overtime goal from FreaKii in the final match that sealed the title, which he joked warranted him recieving £20,000 of the £25,000 grand prize.

 

STREET FIGHTER V: NORDAVIND

A dominant Elite Series from Nordavind saw them crowned Street Fighter V champions, after a 4-1 victory over Fnatic.

The final saw two clinical performances from star man Arman "Phenom" Hanjani, who has gone the entire competition unbeaten.

Phenom’s sensational form meant that Nordavind had been tipped for the title from early on in the competition.

We also witnessed an incredible comeback in Elias "SaltyKid" Ekberg's matchup against Fnatic’s leader Shakz, coming back from the brink with a sensational KO.

Captain Muhammed "Momi" Berk was the third and final member of the team who lifted the trophy for the Norwegian org.

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