It's only been a few weeks since we saw Hashtag Tass win the Paris regional final of the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Series, and now the action has moved to Miami, USA, to see the top players in the Americas compete for a spot at the grand final in Berlin.
The 32 competitors were soon whittled down to Xbox champion Rafael Salles "Rafifa13" Leite Fortes, who then faced off against PS4 winner Lucas "LucasRep98" Costa, both of whom are Brazilian, however, Rafifa13 proved too strong and claimed victory for Xbox, also earning the $30,000 USD prize at the same time (the total prize pool was £110,000).
Unlike Paris, there were no clear favourites in the group stage, with all players being relatively well matched, leading to close matches and tense action, epitomised by the fact that this tournament saw the highest number of ties resolved by penalties.
Six players earned a place in Berlin, those being Rafifa13, JanozCFI, and Kid M3mito for Xbox, with LucasRep98, Olimaclan, and Mazuco786 qualifying for PS4. Throughout the competition South American players dominated, from countries such as Brazil and Chile.
Is Berlin shaping up to be the best FIFA event to date?
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