With the end of Online Season 6 the qualification road for the FWIC 2014 Grand Final has drawn to a close. Congratulations to the final few players who managed to secure qualification for the Grand Final in Rio de Janeiro on 2 and 3 July!

French team grows
Adrien Viaud finished at the top of the Online Season 6 leaderboard, making him the fifth French gamer to qualify for Rio. Les Bleus virtuels will have a strong presence at the Grand Final, least of which will be defending champion Bruce Grannec who will be looking to secure a hat trick of FIFA Interactive world titles.

Michael Ribeiro finished in second-place for Online Season 6, ensuring that the USA is once again represented at the main event for the largest gaming tournament in the world. To date, The USA has only ever had one interactive world champion.

Dutch strength 
With victory in the Season 6 Community Qualifier, Steven van de Vorst has helped the Netherlands become the second-most represented nation at the FIWC 2014 Grand Final. A Dutch gamer has not lifted the FIWC title since 2006. Will a member of the Dutch camp manage to do at FIWC 2014 what their national team came so close to achieving at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™?

Season 6 in review
Over 2.2 million matches, almost 9 million goals and over 139,000 red cards! Season 6 was tense, emotional and exciting for all our gamers. Brazilian gamers flocked to Season 6 in the hopes of trying to win a seat at the Host Country Qualifier event. The best four Brazilian players from Seasons 5 and 6 will be going head-to-head on 24 April for the chance to win the Host Country Qualification seat at the Grand Final. Meanwhile France, Spain, Germany and Italy continue to be the most represented nations at the tournament. Will our next interactive world champion be from one of these former FIFA World Cup winning nations, or will a new star rise?

Country Challenge
The Country Challenge winner for Season 6 is Syria! The Western Asian nation joins Japan, Malaysia, Uruguay, Venezuela and Pakistan among the Country challenge winners for FIWC 2014. The prize draw winner from Syria for the Season 6 Country Challenge will be announced soon.

FIWC heads to Brazil in April
Online qualification for FIWC 2014 may be over, but there’s still one available seat at the Grand Final to be decided. On 24 April, 8 of Brazil’s best EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14 players will gather for the Host Country Qualification Event. By the end of play, one of them will have booked the final seat in Rio for the FIWC 2014 main event! Become a fan of the FIFA Interactive World Cup on Facebook and follow our live coverage of the Brazil event on 24 April!