Complexity Gaming were crowned the new FIFA eClub World Cup champions on the weekend in Milan.
They defeated Gareth Bale’s new esports team Ellevens in the final, who, in reaching the final shortly after forming, became one of the most notable esports organisations set up by a footballer in some time.
More than 190 teams battled it out in online qualifying ahead of the finals. Then, following three days of competition between some of the world’s top pro FIFA esports players, Complexity secured the world title.
Complexity beat Ellevens on penalties to secure the $40,000 top prize as well as maximum FIFA 20 Global Series ranking points.
In the first team event of the FIFA 20 Global Series, the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 gave players the chance to take a step towards qualifying for the eWorld Cup, which takes place later this year.
American palyer Joksan ‘Redona’ Redona Tello from Complexity Gaming said: “Winning the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 together with Max (‘MaXe_VIP’ Popov) is massive. Qualifying for FIFA events now is so tough and the level of competition amongst the community is so high. Winning the FIFA eClub World Cup title is huge for us and a major step forward ahead of the FIFA eWorld Cup this summer.”
The eClub World Cup featured the 2v2 match format – which sees two players play together as one team in the final round of each tie in the group stage, as well as the second match in the knockout phases.
Christian Volk, director of efootball and gaming at FIFA, said: “The FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 has once again highlighted what FIFA eSports has to offer to audiences and football fans around the world.”
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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.