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European Regional Final Details - FIFA Interactive World Cup

Posted June 8th at 6:00pm.

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After two scintillating seasons of competitive FIFA play that culminated in the Ultimate Team Championship in Berlin last month, the road to the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) Grand Final in London continues as the Season 3 European Regional Final kicks off on June 9th. 

What's at stake

The European Regional Final in Munich will be the last opportunity for European players to clinch their spot in the upcoming FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final which will be played later this summer in London. After qualifying online through the FUT Champions Weekend League, a total of 50 players from 11 different European countries will battle eachother on June 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Of the 50 players who begin the tournament, only 10 will qualify to the final in the English Capital.

Tournament Format

Similar to the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Series, players will be separated into PlayStation 4 and Xbox One divisions. The competitors will be slotted into ten groups – five on PlayStation 4  and five on Xbox On. The top four players from each group will advance to the knockout stage. The top two players of each day will earn a seat at the table of the London Grand Final.

In the daily group stage, the top four competitors in each group will progress to the knockout stage and the tournament will follow a playoff style elimination round. (1 v 4, 2 v 3). The winners of each division (Xbox and PlayStation 4) will clinch their ticket to London.

Players to Watch

There will be lots of familiar faces in Munich with many players who participated in the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Series will be returning to action in the FIWC Regional Final. Here are six competitors that you should follow:

August “PSG Agge” Rosenmeier

After two disappointing showings where he was unable to progress to the knockout stages at the European Regional Finals in Paris and Madrid, the Danish superstar will arrive to Munich with the firm objective of redeeming himself and repeating his FIWC 2014 performance when the Paris Saint-Germain player lifted the trophy. 

Ivan “Hashtag Boras” Lapanje

Similarly to Agge, Hashtag Boras was a heavy favourite to go far in the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Series Regional Finals but, it was not meant to be for the Hashtag United player. A veteran in the FIFA competitive circle, Lapanje will compete in Munich for a chance to return to the FIFA Interactive World Cup where he finished third last year in New York.

Benedikt “SalZ0r” Saltzer

The seasoned German competitor will compete in Munich for a chance to return to the FIWC stage and prove his doubters that he is still at the peak of his career after failing to progress in the Ultimate Team Championship Series European Regional Finals. The VFL Wolfsburg eSports player will try to join his already qualified teammate Timo “TimoX” Siep in London.

Lucas “PSG Daxe” Cuillerier

The ESWC Champion Cuillerier was unable to secure his qualification to London at the Ultimate Team Championship in Berlin last month; however, the young Paris Saint-Germain eSports player arrives to Munich with the favourite tag. Will Daxe be able to join his teammate Rafael “PSG Rafifa13” Fortes in London?

Tassal “Hashtag Tass” Rushan

After winning the Season 1 European Regional Final of the Ultimate Team Championship Series in Paris, many felt that the Hashtag United player was destined to lift the trophy once again in Berlin. The tournament did not go as planned for the London native when Tass was shockingly eliminated in the lower bracket round 2. Tass is a favourite, not only to qualify to London but to win the entire competition. The first step is to conquer Munich.

Dani “AFC Ajax Dani” Hagebeuk

It was heartbreak in Madrid for AFC Ajax Dani. After being only one win away from clinching his spot at the Berlin Ultimate Team Championship, a dramatic loss in penalty kicks left the Dutchman devastated. The Amersfoort native will arrive in Munich, hungry for redemption and a chance prove to the world that he can compete with the best of the best. 

HOW to Watch

For more information, to watch the tournament livestream and the check out extended coverage, head out the the FIFA Interactive World Cup Facebook Page.

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