Online Season 1 Community Qualifier Winner

David Bytheway

Age: 20

Country: United Kingdom

Occupation: Student

Hobbies: FIFA, football, swimming

Favourite player: Steven Gerrard

Favourite team in FIFA 14: Bayern Munich

Favourite formation: 4-1-2-1-2

When did you start playing the EA SPORTS™ FIFA series?
I started with FIFA 09.

What made you decide to participate in the FIWC?
I've always wanted to qualify for the FIWC but the qualifying systems haven't always suited me. The community qualifier was perfect and I took the opportunity.

What has been your best result at the FIWC until now?
I've been to three UK national finals. This will be my first Grand Final.

In your opinion what do you think your chances are in the Grand Final?
I think every player at the Grand Final has a chance of winning. You can never predict with the FIFA game.

How does it feel to have secured your seat for the Grand Final?
It's a huge relief, I've been waiting for so long for it to be confirmed!

What do you think it takes to win the Grand Final?
I think it takes three things: nerves, luck and composure. The amount of pressure you'll be under will be insane so you need to calm and composed, like Bruce Grannec always seems to be. FIFA is a game where luck is important, especially in knockout games. I think whoever wins the title will have been extremely lucky at some point in the tournament.

Which team will you be supporting at the FIFA World Cup?
I will be supporting England and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnia-Herzegovina because everyone likes an underdog.