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Julien Dassonville

Age: 24

Country: France

Occupation: Professional gamer

Hobbies: Football, movies

Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Favourite team in FIFA 14: Real Madrid

Favourite formation: 4-2-2-2

When did you start playing the EA SPORTS™ FIFA series?
I started to play with FIFA 2009 and I began competing in the FIWC with FIFA 10.

What made you decide to participate in the FIWC?
I have been passionate for the competition since FIFA 2010. The FIWC is the greatest and the most important tournament I have ever seen. I've been to the Grand Final twice already. It's a dream for every player. Hosted In Rio, this Grand Final will be the best I have ever played in.

What has been your best result at the FIWC leading up to the 2014 edition?
I've been to the FIWC 10 Grand Final in Barcelona and the FIWC 12 Grand Final in Dubai. I haven't made it past the group stage. 

In your opinion what do you think your chances are in the Grand Final?
This time I have more experience. Each year I grow more confident and I am feeling good for this FIWC. The most important thing is the training. I don't want to say I will beat everybody, but I am really confident. I hope I will go into the knockout rounds.

How does it feel to have secured your seat for the Grand Final?
It's a huge accomplishment, I will participate in my third Grand Final but I think that this one will be the most wonderful. To be at the World Cup and participate in the best competition on the FIFA-series. That's kind of magic.

What do you think it takes to win the Grand Final?
I don't think there is a favorite for this kind of competition. All these players are the most skilled in the world and they can win the competition, the difference will be a mental one.

Which team will you be supporting at the FIFA World Cup?
I will be supporting the French team.