Nenad Stojkovic’s exit from the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2011 Grand Final, after falling to English champion Adam Winster in the quarter-finals, means that a new FIWC Champion will be crowned tomorrow.
Despite being heavily backed to be the first-ever FIWC champion to retain their crown, Stojkovic was defeated by Winster by a 4-2 scoreline in a compelling match. Winster is joined in the final four by Australia’s Mark Azzi, Colombia’s Javier Munoz and Portugal’s Francisco Cruz. The composition of the final four means that tomorrow’s eventual winner will be the seventh champion in seven editions of the landmark tournament.
Four nations, one winner
Should Azzi, Munoz or Cruz be successful in their mission to become the world’s best virtual football player for 2011, they would be returning home with their respective nation's first ever FIWC title. Winster, meanwhile, could become the second Englishman to be crowned FIWC Champion, following in the footsteps of Chris Bullard who won the 2005 edition of the prestigious tournament.
Yachts, demos and expos
Despite the disappointment many of the contestants feel after seeing the title dreams come to an end, Thursday's itinerary is sure to lift their spirits. The 24 Grand Finalists will enjoy a well-deserved yacht cruise, during which they will get an exclusive peak at EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12. After that, it's off to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) - the biggest video game conference in the world. Then it's down to business for the final four. The semi-finals, third-place playoff and final will take place at the opulent Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles.