Gaming personalities are set to descend on London next week for the FIFA eWorld Cup final in a separate 2v2 tournament.
A line-up of celebrities and music talent will perform live at The O2 during The Final Showdown Day of the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final, on Saturday August 4th, as well as take part in the one-off competition.
The separate celebrity tournament will involve football stars and familiar faces in the FIFA scene such as UK-based YouTuber Bateson87 and most-followed FIFA Twitch streamer Castro1021.
Other top celebrities from the FIFA scene will also be making appearances at the event including Spencer FC, ChuBoi, The F2 Freestylers, Sky Sports host Laura Woods and the English commentator teams Leigh Smith and Joe Miller, as well as Richard Buckley and Brandon Smith and others.
The commentators for the main broadcast will also be joined by a German and Spanish speaking team.
There will also be a performance from global multi-million streaming musical artist, Zak Abel.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be attending the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final. Playing in such an iconic venue as The O2 is a dream come true.”
The English singer-songwriter will take the centre stage of The O2 for the very first time, giving fans a live show including his hit songs, as well as testing his skills playing FIFA right before the big matches.
Zak Abel said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be attending the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final. Playing in such an iconic venue as The O2 is a dream come true.
“Additionally, being able to witness the world’s best FIFA 18 players in The Final Showdown and testing my own skills against the famous faces of the scene will be an incredible event and unbelievable experience.”
The full eWorld Cup final event will run from August 2nd to 4th at London’s O2, with the group stages on August 2nd, round of 16 and quarter finals on August 3rd and the latter stages on August 4th.
Arsenal footballer Mesut Özil has also been announced as the official ambassador for the FIFA eWorld Cup.
There will also be a dedicated area where all attendees will have the opportunity to play FIFA 19 prior to its release later this year.
The Final Showdown Day will also of course see some of the world’s best competitive FIFA players battle it out to become FIFA eWorld Cup champion, as well as the chance to win $250,000 and an exclusive invitation to The Best FIFA Football Awards. It will feature the semi-finals and the two final matches.
Last year’s British FIFA eWorld Cup winner, Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing, will be hoping to defend his title.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.