After three days of upsets, excitement, goals and drama, Mohamed ‘MoAuba’ Harkous from Germany has been crowned FIFA eWorld Cup champion following a dramatic victory over Mosaad ‘Msdossary’ Aldossary at The O2 in London this evening.
In front of a live audience which included Lucy Bronze, Wilfred Zaha and Dimitar Berbatov, MoAuba secured a 3-2 aggregate victory over Xbox world number two, Msdossary. Drawing 1-1 in the first leg on Xbox. MoAuba followed up with a champions performance securing a 2-0 victory on his favoured Playstation console in the second leg.
As well as lifting the coveted trophy, MoAuba also won a life-changing US$250,000 in prize money and an exclusive invitation to The Best FIFA Football Awards in Milan in September later this year.
Speaking after winning the title, Mohamed ‘MoAuba’ Harkous, FIFA eWorld Cup Champion said, “Winning the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 feels absolutely incredible, I can’t believe it. The competition between players and at events this year has been a tough journey, so to win the trophy and become world champion against 32 of the world’s best FIFA players feels really special.”
With an increased prize money pool of over $500,000 available to the 32 finalists this year, the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 was the final event of the season for the professional FIFA gaming community and featured the world’s best players from 15 countries including host nation England, Germany, Brazil and the USA.
Speaking on the action from the FIFA eWorld Cup 19, Adrian Roelli, Head of eFootball at FIFA, added, “The FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 has been a spectacular showcase of competitive FIFA gaming and what the scene is all about. We’ve seen excitement, drama, spectacular goals and huge upsets this year, which underlines what professional FIFA gaming offers to fans and how the sport and the FIFA gaming community is continuing to go from strength-to-strength. Congratulations to MoAuba on winning the world title and lifting coveted FIFA eWorld Cup trophy.”
Starting in October 2018, the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 has included several new additions and competitions to the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series, including the FIFA eNations Cup – a new team competition for member association that took place in April 2019 – as well as the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings.
Reflecting upon the year of the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series, EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming Deputy Commissioner, Sam Turkbas, said, “What an incredible ending to an incredible Global Series. Millions started this competitive journey in October, and we have now crowned MoAuba as the champion of the world’s game.”
“The competition throughout the season has been a joy to watch as new stars were discovered, and superstars grew their fanbases even more. We more than doubled our football league partners this season to 17, our live events increased by 25 percent and we added the FIFA eNations Cup to the Global Series, giving more competitors an opportunity to compete in a top tier esports environment. We also greatly increased viewership with more than 680 million minutes watched, roughly a 60 percent year-over-year increase.”
Christian Volk, Director of eFootball and Gaming at FIFA concluded, “Looking ahead, we are hugely excited for what the future holds for competitive FIFA gaming. We look forward to working alongside EA, our member associations and the football gaming community to further grow the sport and bring it to new fans around the world.”