Three British FIFA players have earned themselves a spot at the eWorld Cup Finals after qualifying through the Global Series Playoffs in Amsterdam.
The playoffs, which began on May 28th and concluded on Sunday June 3rd, saw the world's best FIFA players whittled down to just 32 (16 Xbox and 16 PS4) to compete for the eWorld Cup title in August.
This year sees London playing host to the tournament, which is the climax of the competitive FIFA season.
Current title holder Spencer “FaZe Gorilla” Ealing, Luke “Crafty” Craft and Adam “Hashtag DreamR” Barton (all Xbox and English, with Adam representing Wales) will be battling it out on home soil to win the title, tickets to the Best FIFA Football Awards and a “life-changing” cash prize, which has yet to be confirmed.
Gorilla, who recently transferred from UNILAD to FaZe, will be looking to retain his title as the world’s best FIFA player after winning the FIFA Interactive World Cup last year, and will certainly be one of the favourites.
Crafty is currently a free agent and isn’t representing an organisation, but has been playing consistently well at tournaments all season, finishing in the top 16 and top 32 at the Barcelona and Manchester FUT Champions Cups, respectively.
DreamR will join his PS4 teammates from Hashtag United- “Hashtag Agge” of Denmark and “Hashtag Boras” of Sweden - in London. He will feature in Group A as the lowest seeded Xbox player.
However, there was disappointment for fellow Brits “Hashtag Harry” and “Hashtag Ryan” who both failed to qualify.
.@FIFAeWorldCup Grand Final
📅 August, 2nd-4th 2018
📍 London, UK 🇬🇧
• 32 Players
• 4 Groups ( 2 PS & 2 XB )
• Prize Pool TBC...
Roll On August... 🔥 pic.twitter.com/AqvYmg4Xpi
— Brandon Smith (@BSmith_Esports) June 4, 2018
Gorilla and Crafty are both in Group B alongside the Manchester FUT Champions Cup winner "MSDossary" of Saudi Arabia.
Despite the British presence at the eWorld Cup Final, it is the Germans who have the most qualified players with 8.
One of those players, Michael “MegaBit” Bittner, scooped the top prize for the Xbox bracket in Amsterdam, while Argentina’s Gonzalo “Nicolas99FC” Villalba won the PS4 bracket without losing a single match.
The eWorld Cup Final will take place in London between Thursday August 2nd and Saturday August 4th.