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Pro Gamer Wins $160,000 With 89th Minute Winner In FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Grand Final

Pro Gamer Wins $160,000 With 89th Minute Winner In FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Grand Final
By Mikey Traynor

The best FIFA player in the world right now is 19 year-old Corentin Chevrey from France, better known by his gamertag 'Vitality Rocky'.

Representing the professional gaming team 'Vitality' up against the world's best FIFA players, some representing real football clubs such as PSG and Wolfsburg, Rocky was able to first win the Xbox One tournament by defeating the best qualifiers from around the world, and then defeat the Playstation 4 champion to unify his crown.

And the manner in which he did it was incredible.

Up against PS4 champion 'Shellzz' from the UK, Rocky won the first leg on his 'away' console and carried a 2-1 lead into the second leg of the final. After going 2-0 down he went behind on aggregate and then soon found himself chasing a 3-1 deficit late in the game and needing a goal to win. Sure enough he managed to do it with an 89th minute winner courtesy of none other than Pele.

A questionable call for the free-kick proving nobody is safe.

The competition is played via Ultimate Team, and EA Sports unlock the full cataloger of players for the competitors to choose from, which results in the best players playing with the best players in the game.

It turns out Pele is rather good.


This even was the culmination of five months of online qualifers and regional tournaments, and Vitality Rocky qualified after losing in the final of the European Championship. He managed to avenge that loss en route to claiming the overall title, and left Berlin a staggering $160,000 better off.

For those unaware, EA Sports have begun pushing FIFA as a competitive e-sport, and some of the financial bonuses for winning big tournaments are quite dramatic. Real clubs are getting involved too, so it's looking like something that will become a larger part of football culture in coming years.

You can watch both legs of the final in full below.



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