Argentina now has a new FIFA 22 champion, the most popular virtual soccer video game on consoles and computers. Nicholas Villalba, a Guild Esports player, earned the “Orejona” gamer who delivered the tournament eChampios League and the $75,000 main prize this afternoon.
In FIFA 22, the eight greatest players representing clubs from the former continent began the event on May 27. South America was represented in this elite group by Argentines Nicolás Villalba of Guild Esports and Matas Bonanno of Team Heretics, who were neither more nor less than the protagonists of a historic final for Argentina and Latin America’s esports.
In addition to the Argentines, the finals featured Tekkz, Predator, Umut, Denii 10, Roe Feldman, and Snakez, who are all well-known FIFA players.
After an initial appeal for over a thousand people, the Iceman Villalba was chosen. He entered the fight as the champion of the FGS 22 Masters Cup, while Matias was the winner of the TOTS Tag Team Cup, which ended less than a month ago.
Matas Bonanno was at his best in the first series, surprising Nicolás Villalba from the outset with a 3-1 victory (2-1 and 1-0).
The player from Sports Guild brought out all of his experience and track record in the second and final battle, cementing his status as the best Argentine video game player of all time. Bonanno began with a 2-0 win and appeared to be on his way to the title, but in the 7-0 decider, he turned things around and was declared champion.
The Argentina Esports Team, which includes both players, his former club FC Basel 1893 E-Sports, and many representatives of the Argentine esports scene, such as JonY BoY (Counter Strike) and Sebastián Fernández (FIFA Manager of KRÜ Esports), were among those who congratulated the new European champion via social media.
To commemorate the PlayStation Cup final, an exhibition match featuring four former UEFA Champions League winners was held. Ashley Cole, Kaká, who presented Nicolás Villalba with the championship cup, Henrik Larsson, and Fernando Morientes formed up a team with four competition winners.
The road to the title for Nicolás Villalba
Friday was a full day of playoffs, with double elimination. Nicholas began his battle with German Umut de RBLZ Gaming on the upper key (upper braket).
He had to face British Tekkez, one of the most notable players in recent years, in the semifinal. The Argentine won the double series 4-1 (1-2 and 2-1) and earned a ticket to the grand final.
Matas Bonanno of Team Heretics took second place and received a $20,000 award.
Matas Bonanno, on the other hand, had to fight his way up from the bottom bracket (Lower bracket) to the grand final, and his first opponent was the German Snakez from VfL Bochum 1848, who he defeated 4-2 on aggregate (0-1 and 4-1). Then he beat PredatorFIFA of Werder Esports 4-3 (1-1 and 3-2) and FeldMan of MoM Esports by a score of 1-1. (1-0, 1-0 and 5-3 on penalties). He dominated Tekkez in the semifinals, winning 6-0. (2-0 and 4-0)
The top three players in the PlayStation 5 console’s highest level competition qualified for the EA SPORTS FIFA 22 Global Series Playoffs in July.