We were there for the live event in London, and we’ve recorded the most exciting and tense moments just for you: simply follow the link on the right to watch our highlights clip. Enjoy the video, and come with us into a world where the difference between victory and defeat is often just one click or keystroke!
The big event on 5 and 6 February was the pre-qualifying tournament in London, the first step on the road to the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final. Alongside the fun and thrill of the game and the chance to meet and greet fellow EA SPORTS™ FIFA11 enthusiasts, there was the serious business of determining the four best players to go forward to the national final in Liverpool.
The demand for places in the elimination round was enormous, but the starting field was limited to 128 places, and the starting berths were determined by the luck of the draw. The lucky players who secured one of the prized slots sat directly opposite their opponents as they stepped up to the challenge of battling for goals and triumphs. Roared on by a good crowd of spectators, the rivals served up tense defensive battles and spectacular penalty-box action. The extraordinary atmosphere can hardly be described in words, so make sure to check it out for yourself in our highlights video!
You can be a part of it
After a series of dramatic and nerve-wracking clashes, the triumphant gleam in the eyes of winner Ben Waring gives you a sense of how it must have felt to come out on top at the end a hard day on the virtual field of play. If you’d like to experience the thrills and action for yourself, visit the Live Events section of FIFA.com and check out the dates of the next qualifying tournament in your region!
Make sure you stay on the ball! FIFA Interactive World Cup seasons run from the first to the twenty-fifth of each month. Sign up now for your chance to reach the Grand Final and play for the top prize: $ 20,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala!