The Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2011 attracted various personalities from the worlds of show business, sport and music. Top of the bill were hip-hop sensation Far East Movement. The Los Angeles based quartet have taken the world by storm with their No1 hit song 'Like a G6'.
Music and sport: the perfect one-two
While music is of course their biggest passion, sport comes a very close second for the Far East Movement and the band insist on taking tons of sports equipment along with them on tour. When time restraints prevent them from getting involved themselves, they like to keep up to date with all the latest football news and were particularly impressed by the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ atmosphere in England and Germany during their world tour last summer. The band revealed that their favourite player is Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand - himself a keen hip-hop enthusiast. When it comes to the virtual game, The L.A. band were astounded by the console skills on show at the Grand Final.
The semi-final draw
Far East Movement's appearance at the FIWC11 Grand Final was a real highlight for everyone in attendance and fans made the most of the opportunity to get autographs and take photos with the stars. The band also conducted the semi-final draw. The audience watched as the four semi-finalists' fates were decided. The band certainly didn't disappoint, pitting Francisco Cruz against Mark Azzi and Adam Winster against Javier Munoz for two clashes of the highest quality. Ultimately, Cruz stole the show and along with it the FIFA Interactive World Cup title, USD20,000 in prize money and a trip for two to the next FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.