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The first FIFA 18 event, FUT Champions Cup will be hosted in Barcelona, Spain, which will be held between the 26 until 28 January 2018. The esports tournament will feature the top 128 FIFA players from all over the world, competing against each other. This FIFA tournament will determine the best 16 gamers who will advance to the Global Series Playoffs which will be held in June 2018.
FUT is also known as FIFA Ultimate Team which is considered the most popular game mode that is played by millions who like playing football without having to run around the pitch. FUT gives you the ability to create your dream team to compete as a single player or in an online game mode.
Today, FIFA is in its 18th edition that has expanded worldwide, creating competition. The qualifiers started last November giving chance for more cyber athletes of all levels to compete for both online and in world-class tournaments. The FUT Champions CUP Barcelona is a stepping stone to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, a prestigious esports event that brings all the football excitement for all gamers to play and for their fans to watch esports entertainment.
The FIFA players that qualified to participate in the FUT Champions CUP Barcelona, had to play in the FUT Weekend League held last November. Each player had to play about 40 games each weekend to help accumulate their monthly wins and earn skills points that would place them on the FIFA 18 leaderboards worldwide so as to be invited to the FUT Champions Cup Barcelona. The live event will feature the best 128 players that topped the leaderboards and will be split between 68 Xbox One gamers and 67 PlayStation 4 esports players. The best eight gamers from each group, Xbox and PS4 will get to qualify for FIFA Global Series Playoffs.
Top 5 FIFA players to watch out for in 2018
One of the top FIFA players who will be competing at the FUT Champions Cup Barcelona will be Corentin ‘Rocky’ Chevry representing Team Vitality. He won last year’s FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Finals 2017, taking home his highest reward of $160K.
Another pro player worth mentioning is Spencer ‘Unilad Gorilla’ Ealing, who will also be taking part in the esports event. He won the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 title, taking home the highest prize of $200K.
Shaun ‘xShellz’ Springette will be representing Unilad Esports in the upcoming FUT Champions Cup Barcelona. After coming in second place in FUT Championship Finals 2017, he will be aiming higher playing his best football strategies.
RB Leipzig’s Cihan Official won the FUT Championship Cup Season 1 title with the PS4 console, taking home, his highest remarkable reward of $20K. This time, he aims to place better on the FIFA leaderboard so you have yet to see the moment of truth in the FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cup 2018.
Timox will be competing for VFL Wolfsburg, he is considered one of the top FIFA player even though in last year’s FUT Championship Finals, he finished in 4th place, taking home a surprising reward of $30K.