UPDATE (December 10th 2018): F2Tekkz has won another title, this time at the PGL FIFA 19 Cup in Bucharest.
Original article (December 3rd 2018): It’s been a breakthrough year for UK FIFA player Donovan “F2Tekkz” Hunt, who won his second FUT Champions Cup on the weekend.
The 17-year-old was taking part in the tournament in Bucharest, Romania, where he picked up $50,000 and 1,500 Global Series points on the road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019.
Tekkz beat Australia’s Marcus Gomes 4-2 in the Xbox semi-final and Dutch player Ajax Dani Hagebeuk in the Xbox final 6-3.
He then defeated Epsilon Esports’ North American player Joksan in the grand final, with a resounding 7-1 scoreline.
It was an emphatic victory for the young Brit, who made a name for himself at the start of the year when Tekkz won his first FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona.
After the win, he hit back at the idea he was a one tournament wonder with these tweets:
One tournament wonder pic.twitter.com/b0Vt4yIrwk
— F2Tekkz (@F2Tekkz) December 3, 2018
LETSSS GOOOOOOOO??? Finally managed to play well at a tournament again? Hopefully everyone enjoyed watching and we go again next week?
— F2Tekkz (@F2Tekkz) December 2, 2018
Runner-up Dani congratulated Tekkz in a heartfelt tweet:
Losing a final hurts… ? But I lost against an amazing player. Congrats @F2Tekkz!
Proud to be the current number two in the world by playing my best international tournament so far.
More to come this year. Thanks for all your support! ❤️
— Dani Hagebeuk (@DaniHagebeuk) December 2, 2018
$200,000 in prizes was handed out overall at the latest official EA esports event.
The UK has a raft of talent in FIFA esports, from players like Gorilla (who won the 2017 FIFA Interactive World Cup) to Shellz, Gfinity Elite Series players like Ryan Pessoa and others, as well as casters Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley to name a few.
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.