Saturday, February 29, 2020

Qualifiers announced to represent LFC in ePremier League grand finals

Qualifiers announced to represent LFC in ePremier League grand finals

Donovan 'Tekkz' Hunt and Ollie Hall have played their way to the grand finals of the ePremier League tournament, which will be played over two days at London’s dedicated eSports facility the Gfinity Arena and broadcast live on Sky Sports, after beating off thousands of rivals for the coveted spots to represent Liverpool FC.

Qualifiers announced to represent LFC in ePremier League grand finals


Battling it out in the live club playoffs that were held at Anfield, Tekkz came out on top of the eight players competing on FIFA 20 for XBOX, while Ollie Hall was the overall winner of his group of eight playing the popular football videogame on PlayStation 4.

In December 2019, all 20 Premier League clubs opened up online qualifying rounds for the ePremier League tournament, with the best 16 players earning a spot in the live playoffs to compete for a place in the grand finals - one place was up for grabs for a player competing on XBOX and one place for a gamer on PS4.

The playoffs took place over a series of group stages, with the eight players per platform pairing up into four teams and going head to head, with the winning four players for each platform then battling it out in a single-elimination stage.

Local Liverpool band and BBC Radio 1 playlist act, Circa Waves, also took their place on the stage to entertain guests with their DJ set at the start and close of the event.

The LFC gamers will now come up against 38 representatives from the other 19 Premier League clubs in the grand finals, which will be played over two days in London on 27 and 28 March 2020.

The gamer who beats off all other competition will be crowned ePL champion and will walk away with the £20,000 prize money, with the runner up scooping £10,000 for themselves.

This is the second year that the tournament has taken place, with top-ranking EA Sports FIFA player Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt claiming the inaugural ePL trophy for the Reds last year.

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