Online Season 1 Runner-up

Ty Walton

Age: 20

Country: England

Occupation: Student

Hobbies: Seeing friends and watching Aston Villa pay.

Favourite player: Lionel Messi

Favourite team in FIFA 14: Real Madrid

Favourite formation: 4-2-3-1

When did you start playing the EA SPORTS™ FIFA series? 
I started playing FIFA back when I was a kid, as early as FIFA 2003. It wasn't until FIFA 2011 that I decided to try and qualify for my first FIFA Interactive World Cup.

What made you decide to participate in the FIWC?
Who doesn't want to qualify for the biggest FIFA tournament in the world each year? Not only that but you have a chance to represent your country at the highest level and of course compete for USD 20,000 and a trip to the FIFA Ballon d'Or!

What has been your best result at the FIWC leading up to the 2014 edition?
My biggest success at FIWC was making the quarter-finals in 2012 when it was held in Dubai. I kept up the British tradition by losing on penalties!

In your opinion what do you think your chances are in the Grand Final?
​I think my chances are as good as any other player attending this year's Grand Final, however with the standard being so high ever year it's not going to be easy!

How does it feel to have secured your seat for the Grand Final?
Amazing, to know I'm qualified for the Grand Final when millions of people have entered is something I can be very proud of.

What do you think it takes to win the Grand Final?
I think to win the Grand Final you need a variety of qualities. Of course you need to be playing your best but it's also a great test of mental strength.

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