18-year-old Manuel Bachoore (ManuBachoore) is crowned the FIFAe World Cup 2023 Champion.
FIFAe World Cup Esports Tournament, held at the prestigious Gamers8 Festival in the vibrant city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has concluded in spectacular fashion. From July 16th to 19th, we’ve witnessed intense clashes between some of the most talented FIFA esports athletes, all vying for glory and a staggering prize pool of $1 million.
The FIFAe World Cup is the pinnacle of competitive gaming in the virtual football realm, where players compete with the dream of being crowned champions. This year, the stakes were higher than ever before, with players from all around the globe battling it out in epic matches for the huge $1million prize pool.
ManuBachoore’s Journey to glory
It was a surprise to some to see Manuel win the tournament after only finishing 4th in his group (out of six), finishing on 13pts with a record of 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. However, he turned up his performance in the knockout stage.
The knockout stages were intense, featuring high-octane matches filled with heart-stopping moments. As the field of competitors narrowed down, the tension rose to its peak. Each game was a display of why these players are amongst some of the best in the world.
As the grand finale approached, ManuBachoore’s dominance became apparent, winning his knockout games 10-2 (round of 16), 6-5 (quarter finals) and 4-3 (semi finals) (all games played over two legs) earning him a spot in the final against Mark Zakhary (Mark11).
In the ultimate showdown, ManuBachoore and Mark11 battled it out over two thrilling legs of FIFA action with the first leg ending in a nail biting 2-2 draw. Meaning the full tournament went down to the very last game in a winner-takes-all battle, which ultimately, saw ManuBachoore win 2-1.
To see all the stats, results and information about the tournament head to the FIFAe website.
A Worthy Winner
ManuBachoore proved to be a deserving winner, finishing the tournament as the top scorer (48 goals), having the joint longest winning streak (4 games) and averaging the second most goals per game (2.67). With this dominant performance Manuel took home a $300,000 share of the $1milliion prize pool.
Credit to all the Players
Mark11 fought hard in the final but came up short; however, he still left with a healthy $150,000 share of the prize pool. Whilst, third and fourth place competitors Oburn2002 and PHzin took home $75,000 each for their efforts.
As the FIFAe World Cup came to an end, the gaming community was reminded once again of the incredible talent, passion, and thrill that esports brings to the world of competitive gaming. The journey to the next tournament begins, and with it, the anticipation of witnessing more remarkable performances, breathtaking goals, and electrifying moments.
Stay tuned for more updates on the world of esports and competitive gaming.