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FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 odds

Who wins FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017?

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Since 2010, The FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) has been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records Gamers Edition as the biggest gaming tournament in the world. Participants from every continent battle it out to be crowned the best EA SPORTS™ FIFA player. The 13th edition of the FIFA Interactive World Cup, FIWC 2017 kicks off on 1 October 2016 and offers several new ways to qualify including the all-new Ultimate Team Championship Series and FIFA Interactive Club World Cup.

The tournament is run together with FIFA’s partner EA SPORTS. To participate in the FIWC, you need a Sony PlayStation®4 or an Xbox One and a copy of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17. This year, FIWC is powered by FIFA Ultimate Team™ and the all-new FUT Champions mode. Players who have registered and climb the monthly leaderboards can earn their way into the competition. You must be at least 13 years old in order to register for an EA account, which is required to participate in the Online Qualification for the FIWC.

Last year, following three exciting days at the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 Grand Final in New York City, Denmark’s Mohamad Al-Bacha was crowned the new FIWC champion after beating England’s Sean Allen in the final: “When I scored in the 88th minute, I thought, ‘I just have to score another’,” Al-Bacha said after the final.

Taking place in London on a currently undisclosed date, the winner of one of the biggest esports tournaments in the world will home an incredible $200,000. The increase comes off the back of the 2016 prize being only $20,000, with many claiming it was too low for such a prestigious tournament. In addition, new rules will ensure that teams entering the finals have the same strength. This brings the talent of the players on the devices further into the foreground, statistics lose importance for the most important FIWC matches. This should also have an impact on the markets.

As has been explained on the website FIWC , "the qualifying stage for editing 2017 (FIWC 17) includes three online seasons, ranging from 1 October 2016 to 30 April 2017. The online seasons gives you access to several  face - qualifying events. The qualifiers begin in December 2016 with the regional finals of the series Ultimate Team Championship, followed by the FIFA Interactive Club World Cup, regional FIWC and Ultimate Team Championship. the great end of the FIWC 17, in which the top 32 players of FIFA 17 in the world will meet to compete for the world title, will take place in August 2017 ". There will the 4 best players from each division, which will have sealed his move to the FIWC Grand Final in London. The rest of the participants of the last event come another way, namely T3 of qualifying rounds, which now takes place between February and April 2017. After a final round, even not very defined, will be another 22 participants for the great final.

The strategy document explains FIFA’s belief about the opportunity that such growth presents: “As the world of gaming expands, FIFA has a tremendous opportunity to mimic the production of global events on the pitch with enhanced production of virtual FIFA competitions.”