- KiNG eSports pair 'F2Tekkz' and 'nicolas99fc' won FIFA eClub World Cup this month
- Both remain top of the pile in Global Series Rankings on their respective consoles
- 'F2Tekkz' becomes three-time FUT Champions Cup winner
The month of February was certainly one to remember for 'F2Tekkz'. After winning the FIFA eClub World Cup with KiNG eSports team-mate and PlayStation No1 ‘nicolas99fc’, the 17-year-old followed up on his success in London by winning February’s FUT Champions Cup event in Atlanta.
Extraordinarily, after his Stateside victory on Sunday 24 February, 'F2Tekkz' competed in the ePremier League club play-offs the very next day – in England – and the Xbox supremo finished top of the pile. He will now have the honour of representing his beloved Liverpool FC. FIFA.com looks back on an action-packed February in eFootball.
Events and champions in February:
- FIFA eClub World Cup – winners: 'F2Tekkz' and ‘nicolas99fc’ (KiNG eSports)
- ELEAGUE's FUT Champions Cup February – winner: 'F2Tekkz'
- Gfinity FIFA Series February – winner: ‘StefanoPinna_21’
The best players in the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings:
Full rankings available on FIFA.gg.
After reaching the final of February’s FUT Champions Cup, ‘Tuga810’ surged a whopping 22 places in the FIFA 19 Global Series PlayStation Rankings and now sits in fourth. ‘TheStrxngeR’ also moved into the top ten after jumping two spots while the top three remain unchanged. Argentinian ace 'Nicolas99fc' continues to lead the PlayStation pack, in front of ‘StefanoPinna_21’ and 'Joksan--'. Among the big PlayStation climbers are ‘pauloneto999’ (32, up 348 places) and FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 finalist ‘deto_official’ (100, up 573 places).
Similar to the PlayStation rankings, Xbox’s top three remains unchanged with ‘F2Tekkz’ - who has stretched his lead to over 4,500 points, ‘Msdosary’ and ‘MegaBit98’ in the podium places. ‘NRaseck 7’ jumped into fourth spot as ‘The Roy4I’ climbed into the top ten (eight, up four places). Notable big movers in the top 50 included ‘SubtleJoker9140’ (35, up 81 places), ‘Felipe Abd’ (39, up 132 places) and ‘Ichor Klinger7’ (49, up 75 places).
Best represented countries in the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings
Germany continues to dominate the upper echelons of the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings, with four in the top ten in PlayStation and three in Xbox. 'TheStrxngeR' joined fellow German PlayStation titans 'mo_aubameyang', 'hasoo19' and 'VfBDrErhano', while 'MegaBit98', 'NRaseck 7' and 'DullenMIKE' remain forces to be reckoned with on Xbox.
What they said
"I haven’t had a free weekend since October. Just tournament after tournament after tournament."
'F2Tekkz' in conversation with FIFA.com after his FIFA eClub World Cup success
"Our styles are different – my game is more possession and he ['F2Tekkz'] is more skill. But he taught me on 2v2 how to do more skills and the best moments to do them."
FIFA eClub World Cup winner ‘nicolas99fc’ on team-mate 'F2Tekkz'
"We were underdogs and we tried out best in the final and it was not easy, but we are proud of our tournament."
Dijon FCO's 'Moolzn' reflects on FIFA eClub World Cup final
"We are very proud of our performance because I think nobody predicted that we could get to the final. We’re a bit sad because we lost, but overall I think we can be proud of our performance.”
‘Herozia’ on Dijon FCO's FIFA eClub World Cup final loss
The month in numbers
The number of teams who have now won the FIFA eClub World Cup. Brondby were victorious in the first two editions before KiNG eSports claimed the title for a first time this month.
With his success in Atlanta, Georgia, 'F2Tekkz' became the first three-time FUT Champions Cup winner after beating Portugal’s 'Tuga810' in the final. The 17-year-old flew straight from USA to Europe where he was victorious in the ePremier League club play-offs the very next day in Liverpool.
The equal split of traditional football clubs and eSports organisations to make it out of the group stages at the FIFA eClub World Cup. Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Ajax and Dijon made up the former, with KiNG, FaZe Clan, Imperial and Futbolist joining them.
The number of goals KiNG registered at the FIFA eClub World Cup, fittingly placing the champions as both the top scorers and the most prolific team in the tournament.
Was the staggering leap up the Global Series Rankings ‘Moolzn’ of Dijon FCO earned earlier this month after reaching the FIFA eClub World Cup final. Having entered as the lowest-ranked player at that tournament, he now sits at 24.
Is the combined FIFA Global Series Rankings points KiNG team-mates ‘nicolas99fc’ and ‘Tekkz’ have at the end of February.
- eChampions League: 2-3 March
- PGL FUT Champions Cup: 8-10 March
- Licenced Qualifying Event: 16-17 March
- Gfinity FIFA Series: 23-24 March
Find all events here.