August ‘Agge’ Rosenmeier from Denmark ensured his EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series playoff spot by winning the PS4 leg of the ESWC challenge in Paris.
Agge, who turned 22 on 11 April, gave himself a birthday present after a late push in the knockout stages. He started off a bit sluggish and finished second in his group behind fellow Dane Marcus ‘Marcuzo’ Jørgensen. Still, a win over Frenchman Simon ‘Maniika’ Johann and a split of points with Martin ‘Tini’ Balzano ensured his advance from the group stage.
The ESWC champion of 2015 saved his best for the clutch and managed remarkable wins against Diogo ‘DPeixoto7’ Peixoto, Torin ‘The Turin’ Page, and a 6-3 final victory over Lukas ‘Sekul’ Vonderheide to claim the glory.
The semi-final clash against Torin Page was particularly vicious with the Scandinavian scraping to a 4-3 victory. Marcuzo defeated The Turin 5-3 to secure the bronze. Along with a playoff slot, Agge is going home with a not too shabby $2,500 for his effort.
The event continues tomorrow with the Xbox tournament and hopefully even more goals in the virtual nets.
ESWC was recently added to the list of licensed qualifiers for the Global Series. Online qualifiers were held all throughout March to determine the participants in four offline tournaments, the first couple being played in Paris on 7 and 8 April and the other two in São Paulo on 28 and 29 April. The winners receive a spot in the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series playoffs, which will grant the best players entry to the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 - the ultimate EA competition.