The FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs in Hamburg and Berlin are just around the corner, representing the last chance for players to pick up points ahead of the FIFA eWorld Cup™. High time, then, to take a look back on the season so far and the standout facts and figures:
'F2Tekkz' has been at the summit of the Xbox Rankings for 28 consecutive weeks. 'Nicolas99FC' has been at the top of the PlayStation Rankings for almost as long – 21 uninterrupted weeks.
A total of 20 countries took part at the inaugural FIFA eNations Cup™ in London this year, with France emerging triumphant.
Sixteen worldwide league partners, including big leagues such as the Virtual Bundesliga and the eLigue 1, among others, formed part of the FIFA 19 Global Series, creating unique moments in their respective countries and crowning national champions.
The current season has generated more than 61 million video views and in total over 682 million minutes of the FIFA 19 Global Series have been watched.
The best 128 players in the FIFA 19 Global Series will meet over six days at the playoffs and jostle for the last available ranking points and for FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 qualification.
Only the best 32 players – 16 per console – will qualify for the final event of the year, where they will battle for the biggest trophy of them all.
The number of points earned by 'F2Tekkz', the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings leader – a season record.
The number of titles won by 'F2Tekkz' across a sensational season, including the FIFA eClub World Cup™ and two FUT Champions Cups. No other player won as many.
Three former eFootball world champions will be at the playoffs vying for another chance to participate at a FIFA eWorld Cup. Reigning champion 'Msdossary', currently ranked second, is on course to do so while 'Agge' and 'Gorilla' are also hopeful of making another tournament appearance.