FIFA eClub World Cup: Mkers is the first Italian team to reach the finals

FIFA eClub World Cup: Mkers is the first Italian team to reach the finals

FIFA eClub World Cup

After an extraordinary climb, the Mkers team managed to write another indelible page of Italian eSport, reaching the final of the FIFA eClub World Cup - the top tournament for all clubs in the world - and framing itself as the only local reality in the history of competition to accomplish such a feat.

The incredible journey started from the pre-qualifications, in which all the teams wishing to participate in the maximum competition could aspire to obtain the pass for the actual qualifications. Due to the global pandemic, the tournament has been divided into six zones, in order to allow all continents to play on their servers and to facilitate its use. The fourth of the six zones, that is the European one, had the presence of fourteen groups made up of eight teams per group and three divisions per group, namely Serie A - in which Mkers - Serie B and Serie C were present.

This phase of the tournament provided that every week the eight teams present in Serie A faced each other in a winner and a loser bracket, with the pressing risk of relegation in the event of too low a score: despite the presence of renowned opponents in the competitive world, of the caliber of Vitality, Forze and North, Mkers managed to triumph three times out of four in the weekly challenges, obtaining the first place in the group. All this, however, was still not enough to reach the final stage of the competition: the best four of the first division, in fact, would have to clash again, to decree the only club able to access the top 14. Thanks to sumptuous performances , the team managed to get the pass for the final portion of the event, in the company of four other Italian teams.

Following the entire elimination phase, only 14 teams had the privilege of playing for the most important positions of the tournament, divided into two groups of seven members each: Mkers - positioned in group A - clashed with highly prestigious teams, such as Monza, Astralis, Shalke 04, Movistariders, Wista All in Games and MM gaming club, resulting in the only club to beat Monza - always the winner in previous clashes - and the only team to have a player, that is Oliboli7, not to lose even a match in the whole playoff.

Having finished second in the group, Mkers also won the clash with Zeta Gaming, incredibly reaching the semifinal against Shalke 04: in a cardio palm game and of extraordinary tension Mkers managed to triumph again, reaching the final against the Astralis and thus officially becoming the first Italian team to reach the final at the club world championship, and writing a new indelible page of The eSport of our country. On Sunday all fans will be able to follow the final on the official FIFA channels and on the Mkers Twitch channel.

Knockout phase action begins at 2021 FIFA eClub World Cup

Knockout action got underway today as the 2021 FIFA eClub World Cup, a virtual competition that sees teams compete using the EA Sports FIFA 21 game.

The top two teams in each group across six zones are progressing to a knockout stage which will crown the zone winners.

Today saw the conclusion of group action in some zones, while in others, knockout action got underway.

The first zone with knockout action in was Zone Four, with knockout quarter and semi-finals played to determine the last two teams standing in the zone.

The first two knockout quarter-finals saw 6-3 wins for AC Monza Team Esports and Astralis, who triumphed against RBLZ Gaming-RB Leipzig and Genoa Esports respectively.

Astralis then comfortably beat AC Monza Team Esports 6-0 in the semi-finals to book their place in the knockout final.

In the remaining knockout quarter-finals, FC Schalke 04 thrashed Team Gullit 6-0 while Mkers beat Zeta Gaming 6-3.

In the semi-finals Mkers beat FC Schalke 04 6-3 to book their place in the showpiece match against Astralis.

Knockout action also got underway in Zone Five, with two of the quarter-finals seeing 6-3 wins for ELS Torneios Online and SPQR Brasil Team against TTB Esports and MGCF eSports-RMA Tech.

In the semi-final ELS Torneios Online recorded a comfortable 6-0 win against SPQR Brasil Team to book their berth in the final.

The other quarter-finals saw FC Basel 1893 eSports beat Netshoes E-Sports 6-3 while Team FW BR beat Medellin Es 6-0.

The semi-final saw Team FW BR overcome FC Basel 1893 eSports 6-3 to secure their place in the zone’s knockout final.

Group action concluded in Zone Three, with 25eSports and Tuwaiq eSports Club both ending on ten points.

The final round of group stage games saw the two teams face each other with 25e Sports winning 4-1.

The two sides will now meet again in tomorrow’s knockout stage, with 25e Sports finishing top of the table on goal difference at the end of the group phase.

The other zone concluding today was Zone Six, with New York City Esports and Complexity Gaming progressing to the knockout stage, where they will meet tomorrow .

New York City Esports topped the group table with ten points ahead of Complexity Gaming on nine points.

The line-ups for the knockout stages had already been decided in other zones, with Atlantide Wave facing Dire Wolves in Zone One and Blue United eFC up against WICKED ESPORTS in Zone Two tomorrow.