Football might not have come home this year but in the virtual world we're hosting the Grand Final – this August the 32 best FIFA players on the planet will meet at London's O2 to battle it out for the title of FIFA eWorld Cup Champion. Not to mention the $250,000 in prize money, the highest amount in competitive FIFA history.
Over 20 million players from around the world have travelled along the road to the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final this year, each one hoping to be among the world’s best players. Previous Grand Final locations include Rio de Janeiro, New York, Barcelona and Dubai, with the 2017 edition being held in London which reached a whopping 7 million participants. This season, the amount of participants climbed even higher, with more than 20 million players from 60 different countries around globe taking part in competitive FIFA.
Those who make it to the last 16 will each take home $2,500 each, semi-finalists and quarter-finalists will receive $20,000 and $10,000 respectively. The Grand Final will also feature a performance by singer-songwriter Zak Abel. Needless to say, it's going to be an incredible few days.