Sport German FIFA duo compete in eight-nation tournament

20:55  30 june  2020
20:55  30 june  2020 Source:   90min.de

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When Hamburger SV and SV Werder Bremen meet, there is usually a heated derby. At the new FIFA eFootball Play x Unite 2020 nations tournament, however, the eSports professionals of the rival clubs have to work together, because the competition between the DFB selection is fierce.

Nationalmannschaften sind beim FIFA eFootball Play x Unite in Aktion. © DFB national teams are in action at FIFA eFootball Play x Unite.

On June 29, the DFB announced its participation in a FIFA tournament in eight European countries. Each football association sends two eSportsmen into the race in the competition, which is called FIFA eFootball Play x Unite. Michael 'MegaBit' Bittner from SV Werder Bremen and Umut 'Umut' Gültekin from Hamburger SV will compete for Germany. Both players are among the best in the country on their respective consoles. Gültekin was the most successful German PlayStation player in the canceled season and reached fourth place in the world rankings, Bittner finished 19th.

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danger from England

The eight nations at FIFA eFootball Play x Unite are divided into two groups of four. In Group A Germany meets Poland, Switzerland and England. The supposedly strongest competitor for the DFB comes from the island accordingly. With Donovan 'Tekkz' Hunt and Tom 'Tom' Leese, the Three Lions send number one on Xbox and number three on PlayStation into the race. In addition, Hunt and Leese have participated several times in other tournaments as a duo, which should make their collaboration easier. Group B is Portugal, Italy, Sweden and Belgium.

tournament schedule and final

The tournament is divided into three rounds: regular group games, playoffs and final. In the first phase (July 6th and 7th), the nations compete twice in each of the two groups. An encounter consists of an Xbox and a PlayStation game. In the second phase (July 8th and 10th), each duo is placed in a tournament tree with losers bracket based on the previous results, places 3 and 4 already start there. The group winners determined in this way meet on July 22nd in the final.

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Author: Christian Mittweg

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