Sixteen of them prevailed, have entered the Global Series Playoffs and the process will repeat itself this weekend in Manchester, as the 128 best individuals of February's Weekend League will duke it out inside of the Victoria Warehouse for the total prize money of $200,000 and sixteen additional seats at the upcoming Global Series Playoffs. In Barcelona, Timo 'Praii' Gruneisen failed to finish in the top sixteen but thanks to his excellent Weekend League performances he gets another shot in the country that is portrayed as the birthplace of football.
Thanks to the great outcome at the Virtuelle Bundesliga Finals, our other FIFA player Mirza 'Mirza' Jahic has already cashed in his ticket for the Global Series Playoffs. As the runner up in the Virtuelle Bundesliga Finals, he will be able to lean back and scout his eventual competition.
Ich wünsche allen Teilnehmern einen warmen Aufenthalt in Manchester und viel Erfolg beim Event!— Mirza Jahic (@mirzajahic1990) 12. April 2018
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The 128 contestants will be split into two large groups of 64 PlayStation 4 and 64 Xbox One players. The tournament will be played in a swiss style group stage, which means that the participants can only compete against opponents with the same win-loss ratio as themselves. Furthermore, they will not be able to take on a competitor they have already faced. The outcome of the duels is going to be determined by the aggregate score of two games. The 32 best players will advance to the knockout stage and have to earn four wins in order to do so. Four losses on the other hand mean elimination from the event.
During the K.O. phase of the competition, the players will go head to head against each other in a single-elimination bracket that will be defined by the group stage records of the participants. The competitors with better records will take on players with worse statistics. In the end, the best performers of each console clash will meet in the grand final that will determine the champion of the event.
You can follow the competition live in our separate coverage article and on the official Twitch channel of EASPORTSFIFA that you can see down below.
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