"This year was undoubtedly the best in the history of the FIFA Interactive World Cup," beamed Mark Azzi after arriving home from the FIWC11 Grand Final in Los Angeles. The Australian, who did his country proud by finishing in third-place overall in his first Grand Final appearance, was just one of the 24 finalists inspired by the largest gaming tournament in the world.
Want to know what it was like to be in Los Angeles for the FIWC showpiece? Watch the three videos located to the right of this article for a taste of an incredible three-day experience that included limousines, Hollywood mansions, helicopters, yachts and tons of high-stakes virtual football!
We will be posting more video highlights in the coming days so be sure to follow the FIWC on Twitter for the latest news. Fans will get to see 16-year-old Francisco Cruz's road to victory, along with some of the thrilling duels and goals from the Grand Final.
During their Los Angeles stay, there was also plenty in store for the finalists away from their PlayStation®3 consoles, including an adrenaline pumping Bodyflying experience, a visit to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) - the biggest computer games exhibition in the world- and an exclusive preview of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12. In short, the Grand Final of this year's FIFA Interactive World Cup was the grandest of all time. What will the next edition bring?