The latest FUT Champions Cup kicks off in Manchester this weekend

The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 continues - and the next destination is Manchester.

The city will host the FUT Champions Cup FIFA esports tournament from April 13th at 12pm to April 15th. It has a $200,000 prize pool overall, with the winner taking home $22,000 and the top 64 players taking home $1,000+ each.

Players will face-off in the three-day event at the Victoria Warehouse, with the top eight players on each console moving on to the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs later this year.

The tournament follows on from the previous FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona at the start of the year, which was won by 16-year-old UK FIFA player Donovan "DhTekKz" Hunt.

Since then, the UK hopeful has gained more than 50,000 followers on Twitter and has been snapped up by the F2 Freestylers brand and football skills channel on YouTube.

The FUT Champions Cup Manchester will see new players join the ranks and returning players looking for redemption - and a spot in the Global Series Playoffs. It even has its own little rap:

DhTekKz and Barcelona runner-up Nicolás “Nicolas99fc” Villalba will return for another chance at glory this weekend, alongside many more of the biggest names in competitive FIFA, including Kurt “kurt0411” Fenech and the reigning FIFA Interactive World Cup champion, UK player Spencer “Unilad Gorilla” Ealing.

You can see more details on the tournament and some of the players to watch here.

A press release stated: "As Barcelona proved, the new tournament format is guaranteed to provide drama and entertainment between fan favourites, world champions, and underdogs as they rise to fame in one of the biggest competitive gaming events of the year."

Matches will be streamed on the EA Sports Twitch and social media channels.

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