LONDON: France have been crowned the first-ever FIFA eNations Cup champions after a dramatic victory in the final against Argentina.

After a weekend of excitement, tension and drama that saw eFootball teams from 20 member associations and six confederations battle it out, France secured their place in eFootball history to become the first-ever FIFA eNations Cup champions, winning the USD 40,000 top prize and 1,500 EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Points.

The team of France comprised of world number 6 on PS4, Corentin ‘MAESTRO’ Thullier, and world number 5 on Xbox, Lucas ‘DaXe’ Cuillerier.

After the victory alongside his team-mate, Corentin ‘MAESTRO’ Thullier from France said:

“Becoming the FIFA eNations Cup champion is amazing. I can’t believe it. Winning the FIFA eNations Cup for your country and becoming the first-ever champion is an absolutely incredible feeling. Both DaXe and I had some really tough matches over the two days so to come away as champions and the title of the best eFootball nation in the world is really special.”

The crowning of the first-ever FIFA eNations Cup champion capped an exciting two days of competition between 20 of the world’s best eFootball nations at the FIFA eNations Cup, which also provided member associations with the opportunity to run a national selection process to identify the two best eFootball players in their respective country.

Christian Volk, director of efootball and gaming at FIFA, said: “As part of continued professionalisation of eFootball, the FIFA eNations Cup has presented an important stepping stone to further grow the eFootball ecosystem, offering member associations with the chance to run their own national selection process and qualifying events.

“As the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup enters its final stage, we look forward to an exciting conclusion to the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series as eFootball continues to experience unprecedented interest and engage with new audiences around the world.”

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