This Saturday, May 6, there will be the qualifiers for European Championship in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship. Madrid will host 32 players from Europe, among them Andrei "Timon" Gurev. The participants will compete in two different divisions – Xbox One and PS4, 16 members in each.
Not only the prize fund of $100,000 is worth mentioning, but also eight quotes for the European Championship in Berlin, four best players from each platform will advance to the next stage.
16 members will be divided into 4 groups, where they will play one match with each other (victory - 3 points, draw - 1, defeat - 0). Two players from each group will get to the playoffs.
The decisive stage of the tournament is held under Double Elimination format, meaning that each player has a right for one mistake. The matches themselves are played till one victory. In case of a draw in regulation and overtime, the winner will be defined in penalty shoot-outs.
Andrei will compete in Xbox One division. The favourites are Lucas "DaXe" Cuillerier of Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and Spencer "Gorilla" Ealing. The French is the champion of ESWC 2016, it was he, who blew Andrei away from the tournament in the semifinals. The English, in his turn, is six times champion of Gfinity. It is also worth mentioning Tim Latka of FC Schalke 04.
Prize fund distribution (Xbox One and PS4):
1 place - $20,000
2 place - $12,000
3 place - $6,000
4 place - $4,000
5-8 places - $2,000
Participants, Xbox One:
Andrei "Timon" Gurev - Gambit Esports
Louis "Louie" Roache - FUTWIZ eSports
Harry "Harry" Hesketh - Hashtag United F.C.
Niklas "Nraseck" Raseck
Spencer "Gorilla" Ealing
Steven "Pricey" Price - FUTWIZ eSports
Ty "Walton" Walton
Akima "Fully" Byron - Epsilon eSports
Lucas "DaXe" Cuillerier - Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
Nathan "Herozia" Gil - AS Monaco FC
Quinten "FR QuintenX" van der Most - Feyenoord Rotterdam
Erhan "Dr. Erhano" Kayman - STARK eSports
Florian "Omega Nine Cody" Müller
Michael "MegaBit" Bittner - STARK eSports
Tim Latka - FC Schalke 04