I want to announce that I will be joining @SKGaming as a FIFA player, it has been my dream to play for SK for many years. My journey starts this weekend by representing SK in the FUT Champions Cup #1 in Barcelona.— timo gruneisen (@praiitwitch) January 24, 2018
Long read: https://t.co/2zXtByXOSk#RUNSKG pic.twitter.com/CacmnsoLbH
The Barcelona FUT Champions Cup is the first FIFA Global Series event of 2018 and it will take place in Barcelona, Spain between 26th and 28th January. The tournament will feature 128 players (64 for PS4 and 64 for Xbox One) and each match will consist of 2 games between the same opponents with the winner being determined by the aggregate score. The group stage will use the swiss format with up to 7 rounds of play before the top 32 players on each platform move on towards the single elimination knockout stage. The two console winners will face off in the grand final but the top 8 players on each platform will also be rewarded with a place in the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs in June. More information can be found on FUT's official website.
The tournament will have a prize pool of a total of $200,000, including $22,000 for the winner. The remaining cash prizes will be distributed among the rest of the top 64 participants. Below you can also find the schedule for the event.
Friday, 26th January:
- 12:00-21:00 CET - Swiss stage rounds 1 to 7
- 21:00-22:15 CET - Round of 32
Saturday, 27th January:
- 12:00-17:00 CET - Round of 16
- 17:00-22:00 CET - Quarter-finals
Sunday, 28th January:
- 12:00-17:00 CET - Semifinals
- 17:00-18:00 CET - Playstation Final
- 18:00-19:00 CET - Xbox Final
- 20:00-21:30 CET - Grand Final
Let's wish Praii the best of luck for his first appearance as a member of SK and cheer him on during the event. We will keep you up to date with his progress in it both in this article and on social media. You can catch all of the tournament's live coverage on Twitch throughout the weekend.
Lost my last series 1:1 and 1:2. Didnt play good enough in both games, which means I will qualify again next month and train harder. #RUNSKG— timo gruneisen (@praiitwitch) January 27, 2018
Praii finished the swiss stage with a 3-4 record and unfortunately that meant he wouldn't proceed to the top 32. Luckily, he'll have another shot next month already. Stay tuned for more news surrounding our FIFA division.
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