The inaugural eChampions League will kick off on April 26 and 27. The FIFA esports elite will gather in Manchester and the top 64 players in the planet will battle for a place in top eight and a berth in the eChampions League Final. Here are five players that you should keep an eye on as you watch live on Twitch or YouTube.
The FIFA 19 Global Series' most consistent competitor has seen a rare drop in form in his last two tournaments. While representing England at the FIFA eNations Cup, the British wunderkind fell to Argentina's Yago. Earlier in the month, at the FUT Champions Cup, F2Tekkz's nemesis MSDossary made sure to fuel FIFA G.O.A.T. debate as he defeated the young Englishman in the console final. Whilst it may look like F2Tekkz's blistering form is fading away, it is difficult to not tag him as a heavy favourite to lift eChampions League trophy.
MSDossary stormed to victory in London at the last FUT Champions Cup of the year earlier in the month. However, the Saudi Arabian struggled to perform on the national stage as him and his teammate The Royal crashed out in groups at the FIFA eNations Cup. He's seemed to be back to his best of late, but can he continue to show his fans back home that he can win consistently? And more importantly, can he do it with big names like Nicolas99FC, Vitality Maestro and F2Tekkz breathing down his neck?
Kylian Mbappe must have given some tips about winning tournament as well as celebration advice to his compatriot Maestro as the Frenchman has become the most in-form PlayStation player in FIFA esports at the moment. The Vitality man won the PS4 bracket of the FUT Champions Cup April and then used that wave of momentum to cruise to a FIFA eNations Cup victory with PSG DaXe alongside him. Maestro will be looking to keep up the pressure and deliver once more at one of the biggest events of the season, the eChampions League.
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The Iceman has remained cool under pressure, as he continues to be the top ranked player on PlayStation. He hasn't won any major events this year but the Argentinian is all about consistency. It's unlikely you'll ever see a tournament without his name in the latter stages of the knockout rounds. He's a fearsome competitor, and he is poised to strike and claim another trophy for his belt.
The self-proclaimed 'King of La Croqueta' has picked up a massive amount of steam in the latter half of the season. He has finally found the game style that allows him to have success at the highest level. His constant burrowing skill moves and rapid build-up play have made him a feared competitor among the elite players in the world. He reached the semifinals with Denmark at the FIFA eNations Cup and lifted the trophy playing for FC Kobenhavn in the eSuperliga. Will the eChampions League be next?
Don't miss any of the eChampions League group stage tournament. The action kicks off in Manchester on Friday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m. BST.
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