FIFA will hold this year’s eClub World Cup at AMP Studios in Paris, France from May 19th to 20th.
16 professional esports teams will compete at the FIFA tournament, including a handful of top UK players such as UNILAD’s Xbox One player Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing and PS4 player Shaun “Shellz” Springette, Hashtag United’s Ryan Pessoa (who’s also sponsored by Red Bull), Method’s Owen “Venny” Venn and Lightning Pandas’ Sean “Dragon” Allen (Xbox players).
The competition is a part of EA Sports’ FIFA 18 Global Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup, the top FIFA esports tournament which was won by Gorilla last year.
Esports teams participating in the FIFA eClub World Cup not only compete for a total prize pool of $50,000, but also for four qualification spots in the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs. At the playoffs, 64 players on Xbox One and 64 players on PlayStation 4 will fight for their places at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final.
Check out the full list of players and teams taking part in the tournament in Paris later this month.
Who’s playing at the FIFA eClub World Cup?
o Xbox One: Corentin ‘PSG Rocky’ Chevrey
o PlayStation 4: Johann ‘PSG Maniika’ Simon
o Xbox One: Muhammed ‘Fifaustun’ Üstün
o PlayStation 4: Frederik ‘Fredberg’ Fredberg
o Xbox One: Spencer ‘UNILAD Gorilla’ Ealing
o PlayStation 4: Shaun ‘UNILAD SHELLZ’ Springette
o Xbox One: Subaru ‘SubaruMikey’ Sagano
o PlayStation 4: Shota ‘Tsakt’ Sato
o Xbox One: Khalid ‘The royal’ Aloufi
o PlayStation 4: Mosaad ‘Msdossary7’ Aldossary
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o Xbox One: Rodrigo ‘UL1BARRI’ Ulibarri
o PlayStation 4: Reinhard ‘Rein10’ Krause
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o Xbox One: Brenner ‘AVFC Brenner’ Silva
o PlayStation 4: Paulo Henrique ‘AVFC PH Freitas’ Silvade Freitas
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o Xbox One: Tim ‘S04 Tim Latka’ Schwartmann
o PlayStation 4: Lukas ‘S04 Idealz’ Schmandt
o Xbox One: Marvyn ‘Aero’ Robert
o PlayStation 4: Philipp ‘Eisvogel’ Schermer
o Xbox One: Ryan ‘Hashtag Ryan’ Pessoa
o PlayStation 4: Ivan ‘Hashtag Boras’ Lapanje
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o Xbox One: Michael ‘MegaBit98’ Bittner
o PlayStation 4: Daniel ‘Dani_Fink’ Fink
o Xbox One: Kurt ‘kurt0411’ Fenech
o PlayStation 4: Daniele ‘IcePrinsipe’ Paolucci
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o Xbox One: Florian Fritz ‘CodyDerFinisher’ Müller
o PlayStation 4: Tim Niclas ‘TheStrxngeR’ Katnawatos
o Xbox One: Mario ‘MMayo’ Reubold
o PlayStation 4: Nicolás ‘nicolas99fc’ Villalba
o Xbox One: Sean ‘Dragon’ Allen
o PlayStation 4: Nicklas ‘Niller’ Stensgaard
o Xbox One: Owen ‘Venny’ Venn
o PlayStation 4: Kamil ‘Riptorek’ Soszyński
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.