FIWC 2013 Champion

Name: Bruce Grannec

Age: 27

Country: France

Occupation: Pro-gamer

Hobbies: Football, movies and video-games

Favourite player: Kaka

Favourite team: AC Milan

Favourite formation: 4-2-3-1

When did you start playing the EA SPORTS™ FIFA series? 
I played FIFA for the first time in 2007. It was FIFA 08 at the time and I understood pretty quickly that it was the future of virtual football.

What made you decide to participate in the FIWC? 
I love the idea of going face to face against the very best players out there. It’s such an exciting challenge and it’s something that only the FIWC can offer.

What has been your best result at the FIWC?
Two-time world champion (2009 and 2013), runner-up (2012), third-place (2010).

In your opinion what do you think your chances are in the Grand Final? 
Well, it’s simple. No defending champion has ever managed to keep his title. Like… Never. So i’ll just try to give my best as usual and see what happens.

How does it feel to have secured your seat for the Grand Final? 
It's exciting to be the defending champion.

What do you think it takes to win the Grand Final? 
There’ll be 20 players, and all of them are capable of winning. Our level is pretty close to be honest and you’ll need something more than your skill to reach the gold medal match. 

Which team will you be supporting at the FIFA World Cup?
I’ll support France. There are plenty of good and young players and with the recent results, i think it shows that they are a rising power. I hope that they'll do something special at the FIFA World Cup.