The world’s 20 best EA SPORTS FIFA 14 players have arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final. After an afternoon of dramatic FIFA World Cup games, the attention turned to the virtual arena for the FIWC 2014 Grand Final Tournament Draw at the Pescana hotel. See who are in which groups.
Draw hosts Kay Murray and Dwight Yorke were joined by special guest and 1994 FIFA World Cup winner Dunga to conduct the official draw for the Group Stage. The 4 groups consist of five players each, with the top two in each group advancing to the quarterfinals.
The 20 Grand Finalists have been seeded according to the FIWC World Ranking which takes into account player performances over the past four editions of the FIFA Interactive World Cup, including both matches in qualification and games at the Grand Finals.
Over the years, FIWC Grand Finalists have collected ranking points which count towards their world ranking. The ranking depreciates on a yearly basis, meaning that more recent performances accrue stronger points than older editions of the FIWC.[table “” not found /]
*For players with the same world ranking, a world ranking tie-breaker was used. The player who qualified earliest in FIWC 2014 was given the better seeding.
Meet the Finalists
In the lead up to the Grand Final we have introduced you to some of the key players for the two-day tournament.
So who is your favourite?