Runaway ranking leaders pull further clear
Goals galore and winning streaks for eClub World Cup champions
Finalist rockets up the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings
After 72 games, 32 competitors and 16 teams all duking it out for the one title of FIFA eClub World Cup champion, there were, unsurprisingly, a whole host of stats and numbers to emerge from London in the aftermath.
FIFA.com sifts through a few of those that stood out.
was the total prize pot the teams were fighting for a piece of. Having ended Sunday on top, KiNG eSports walked away with $40,000.
is the combined FIFA Global Series Rankings points ‘nicolas99fc’ and ‘Tekkz’ now have after their triumph. Already well ahead when they arrived, topping both standings with 7,900 points between them, ‘Tekkz’ has now opened up a chasm to second place in the Xbox division. A whopping 3,911 points separate him from reigning FIFA eWorld Cup champion ‘Msdossary’ on 2,134.
is the leap up the rankings ‘Moolzn’ of Dijon FCO earned after reaching the final. Having entered as the lowest-ranked player at the tournament, he now sits in 19th and looks nailed on to reach the Global Series Playoffs. The top 60 on each platform make it through and, having picked up 850 points here, he is now a healthy 642 points inside the qualifying zone.
is the number of goals KiNG clocked across the weekend, fittingly placing the champions as both the top scorers and the most prolific team in the tournament. They averaged 2.82 goals per game across 17 matches, well clear of quarter-finalists Imperial on 2.41 and semi-finalists Futbolist on 2.26.
is the tally of goals that made NoFuchsGiven’s games the most action-packed of the tournament. Featuring 2016 FIFA Interactive World Cup finalists ‘Al-Bacha’ and ‘Dragon’, the team started by Leicester City’s Christian Fuchs did not disappoint when it came to entertainment through attacking intent and defensive lapses, though defeat in their final group game saw them miss out on day two.
were the number of successive wins for KiNG as they finished off the group stages, more than any other side strung together during the tournament. Dominant across the weekend, they racked up 22 points on Saturday, more than any other side, despite only winning one of their first three matches.
was the equal split of traditional football clubs and eSports organisations to make it out of the group stages. Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Ajax and Dijon made up the former, with KiNG, FaZe Clan, Imperial and Futbolist joining them.
is how many quarter-final ties needed a two v two decider to settle them as every one went the distance. A new introduction to the format, two v twos were used in the groups and then settled the best-of-three knockout rounds, with extra time and penalties needed to resolve which four reached the semis.
is the number of titles Brondby arrived with, having won every edition of the FIFA eClub World Cup so far. However, while ‘Fredberg’ had been part of the side that triumphed a year ago, Brondby were eliminated at the group stage.