The 2019 FIFA eWorld Cup has been won by German pro gamer Mohammed “MoAuba” Harkous.
After three days of competition at London’s O2 between the 32 best FIFA 2019 players in the world, MoAuba defeated Mosaad “Msdossary” Aldossary 3-2 on aggregate: the first leg of the final ended in in a 1-1 draw, before MoAuba won the second leg 2-0. MoAuba won $250,000, along with an invite to The Best FIFA Football Awards in Milan in September.
Afterward, MoAuba said: “Winning the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 feels absolutely incredible: I can’t believe it. The competition between players and at events this year has been a tough journey, so to win the trophy and become world champion against 32 of the world’s best FIFA players feels really special.”
Adrian Roelli, Head of eFootball at FIFA, added: “The FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 has been a spectacular showcase of competitive FIFA gaming and what the scene is all about. We’ve seen excitement, drama, spectacular goals and huge upsets this year, which underlines what professional FIFA gaming offers to fans and how the sport and the FIFA gaming community is continuing to go from strength-to-strength. Congratulations to MoAuba on winning the world title and lifting the coveted FIFA eWorld Cup trophy.”
EA Sports FIFA Competitive Gaming Deputy Commissioner, Sam Turkbas, reflected on this year’s competition: “Millions started this competitive journey in October, and we have now crowned MoAuba as the champion of the world’s game. The competition throughout the season has been a joy to watch as new stars were discovered, and superstars grew their fanbases even more. We more than doubled our football league partners this season to 17, our live events increased by 25 percent and we added the FIFA eNations Cup to the Global Series, giving more competitors an opportunity to compete in a top tier esports environment. We also greatly increased viewership with more than 680 million minutes watched.”
The live audience at the final included Wilfred Zaha, Lucy Bronze, and Dimitar Berbatov, and the final 32 competitors spanned 15 nationalities, including players from England, Brazil and the US. The road to 2020’s FIFA eWorld Cup should begin in a few months’ time; to find out more about that, keep an eye on the official FIFA eWorld Cup website.