The groups for the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 have been set – and there’s a plethora of UK talent taking part.
24 of the world’s best teams will battle it out in a 1v1 and 2v2 format in Milan from February 7th to 9th.
UK teams include Fnatic, Fierce Esports, Man City and Hashtag United, with players including Tekkz, Tass, Hashtag Harry, Ryan Pessoa and more (see those in bold below).
After a round robin group stage, teams will compete in the knockout phase to find out who will be crowned the official club team world champions of competitive FIFA.
A total of $100,000 and essential Global Series points on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2020 will be distributed amongst the 24 participating teams.
As part of FIFA’s initiative to involve clubs and organisations in order to further improve its competitions, the eClub draw took place at the home of FIFA in Zurich.
The qualified teams and players are as follows, with UK talent marked up in bold:
PS4: Damian ‘ Roma Damie’ Augustyniak (Poland)
Xbox One: Miguel ‘ Roma SpiderKong’ De Assis Bilhar (Brazil)
Blue United eFC
PS4: Sho ‘BLU Agu’ Nakashima (Japan)
Xbox One: Shota ‘BLU Tsakt’ Sato (Japan)
PS4: Yannick ‘BMG_Jeffryy’ Reiners (Germany)
Xbox One: Richard ‘ BMG_Gaucho10’ Hormes (Germany)
PS4: Joksan ‘Redona’ Redona Tello (USA)
Xbox One: Max Emilov ‘MaXe_VIP’ Popov (USA)
PS4: Jaime ‘gravesen_1’ Álvarez Martínez (Spain)
Xbox One: Diego Gaston ‘SownDragon74617’ Gonzalez (Argentina)
PS4: Ethan James ‘Ellevens EthxnH’ Higgins (UK)
Xbox One: Pedro Henrique ‘Ellevens Resende’ Resende Soares (Brazil)
FC Basel 1894 eSports
PS4: Gonzalo Nicolas ‘FCB NICOLAS99FC’ Villalba (Argentina)
Xbox One: Florian Fritz ‘FCB CodyDerFinisher’ Müller (Germany)
Gilette Infinity Esports
PS4: Gabriel ‘INF Wolf’ Cabrera (Colombia)
Xbox One: Javier ‘INF Janoz’ Munoz (Colombia)
PS4: Harry-John ‘Hashtag Harry’ Hesketh (UK)
Xbox One: Alexander ‘Hashtag Shawrey’ Shaw (UK)
PS4: Ramy ‘Nasr_Ramy’ Abdelaal (Egypt)
Xbox One: Haroun ‘Nasr_Haroun’ Yassin (Austria)
PS4: Christian ‘ChristianSpiteri’ Spiteri (Malta)
Xbox One: Abdulaziz ‘MrDone’ Alshehri (Saudi Arabia)
Team FW AU
PS4: Mark ‘FUTWIZ Marko’ Brijeski (Australia)
Xbox: Jamie ‘FUTWIZ Jamie’ O’Doherty (Australia)
PS4: Tassal ‘FaZe_Tass’ Rushan (UK)
Xbox One: Amine ‘Mino7x’ Boughanmi (France)
PS4: Akima ‘Fully’ Byron (Jamaica)
Xbox One: Connor ‘Fierce Catt’ Keys (UK)
FK Austria Wien
PS4: David ‘Neubi’ Neubauer (Germany)
Xbox One: Marcel ‘Juno16x’ Holy (Austria)
PS4: Donovan ‘Fnatic Tekkz’ Hunt (UK)
Xbox One: Thomas ‘Fnatic Tom’ Leese (UK)
Manchester City eSports
PS4: Shaun ‘MCFC Shellzz’ Springette (Sweden)
Xbox One: Ryan ‘MCFC Ryan’ Pessoa (UK)
PS4: Daniele ‘Prinsipe’ Paolucci (Italy)
Xbox One: Matteo ‘RiberaRibell’ Ribera (Italy)
PS4: Andoni ‘AndoniiPM’ Payo Martín (Spain)
Xbox One: Kilian ‘I5I Zidane 10’ Pita Ossorio (Spain)
PS4: Thomas ‘NEO STOKES’ Stokes (UK)
Xbox One: Spencer ‘NEO GORILLA’ Ealing (UK)
PS4: Arkan ‘Nvd Arkoo’ Nevzut Resul (Norway)
Xbox One: Magnus ‘NVD_Hyperr’ Myhrhaug Kristiansen (Norway)
PS4: Corentin ‘LDLC OL CVB’ Vicogne (France)
Xbox One: Marvyn ‘LDLC OL Aero’ Robert (France)
PS4: Oliver ‘R288DonOli’ Mikkelsen (Denmark)
Xbox One: Alexander ‘R288mr_lillelys’ Laustrup (Denmark)
PS4: Diego ‘QLASH Crazy’ Campagnani (Italy)
Xbox One: Ivan Todorov ‘QLASH DrNW’ Churov (Bulgaria)
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.