- FIFAe Club World Cup preliminaries resumed
- Some favorites are starting to come off
- Feedback on the second round of qualifying
The first week of qualifying of the new year was marked by the entry into the running of several zones, which intend to shine in the final phase, which will take place from February 24 to 28, 2021. With the exception of those Zone 1, which will face off on Thursday, all the teams vying for the biggest EA SPORTS FIFA club tournament of the year have entered the arena. Find all the results on FIFA.gg.
As a reminder, each zone has one or more conferences, which themselves include 1 to 3 divisions. Within each conference, the top two in the standings at the end of the final week of competition, as well as the top two in the Regularity standings will validate their ticket for the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021. Given the large number of participants, Play-offs will be organized in Zone 4.
To date, only five teams have an impeccable record in the Regularity standings (600 points). Alongside NEO, veteran of the previous FIFAe Club World Cup, and big names like Inter eSports and Team Gullit, we find some surprises like Burnley or Hexon esports, authors of notable performances in recent weeks.
Highlights zone by zone
With his two qualifications for the FIFAe Club World Cup, Blue United eFC proved from the outset that he should be reckoned with in this section. Quite logically, the favorites lost only one individual meeting and quickly took first place.
Despite a defeat in the final of the second week of qualifying against 25eSports, Tuwaiq eSports Club confirmed its good form at the moment and took first place in the Regularity standings.
Unhappy finalist last year, Ellevens is neck and neck with Bochum, two-time veteran of the event. The two teams are currently tied for the top of the Regularity standings in Conference 1. In Conference 2, Fnatic “Tekkz” justified their status by securing first place. For its part, Borussia Dortmund accesses Division 1 for the first time.
Team Vitality, which has several appearances in the FIFAe Club World Cup, is at the top of the Conference 4 Regularity standings. To everyone’s surprise, North has just been relegated to Division 2.
Brondby IF, which remains the most successful team in the history of the competition, is doing well and remains in the race to reach the play-offs in Conference 5.
With Futbolist (Conference 7), Hashtag United and Olympique Lyonnais (Conference 8), three former FIFAe Club World Cup players seem well on their way to advance to the final phase again.
In Conference 12, Schalke 04 surprised by dominating the Fokus Clan of world champion MoAuba.
César Azpilicueta’s Falcons once again delivered impressive performances. It was nevertheless necessary to offer them the first place of the Regularity classification of the Conference 13.
Defeated at the outset, DUX Gaming managed to revive itself in Conference 14 by skilfully navigating the losers table. He is now entitled to all hopes.
Despite mixed results, Basel managed to hold onto the top spot in the Regularity standings in Conference 1. Meanwhile, Ronaldinho’s R10 Team bounced back to win Conference 2 after an unconvincing first week. In Conference 3, Inter eSports remained sovereign.
The defending champion Complexity Gaming wins this conference by taking first place in the Regularity standings, a feat that should allow him to defend his crown in just over a month.
And then ?
The race to qualify for the FIFAe Club World Cup is tighter than ever and as the deadline approaches the gaps are narrowing. There are still two weeks of qualifying (this week and next week), plus the Zone 4 play-offs. We will then know the names of the qualifiers for the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021 and the champions of the different zones.