FIWC 2014 | Group Draw Made

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.

Group Draw

FIWC 2014 | Groups

FIWC 2014 | Groups

Player Seedings

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.

FIWC World Ranking for FIWC 2014 Grand Final*
Grand Final Seeding Player Nation World Ranking How Qualified
1 Bruce Grannec France 1 Defending Champion
2 August Rosenmeier Denmark 3 Season 3 Online winner
3 Ovidiu Patrascu Romania 10 Season 4 Online winner
4 Krasimir Ivanov Bulgaria 13 Season 4 Online runner-up
5 Ty Walton England 19 Season 1 Online runner-up
6 David Bytheway England 23 Season 1 Community Qualifier winner
7 Adam Johnston Republic of Ireland 23 Season 2 Community Qualifier winner
8 Alban Xhemajli Netherlands 23 Season 3 Community Qualifier winner
9 Farid Diffallah France 23 Season 4 Community Qualifier winner
10 Anders Bollerup Denmark 23 Season 5 Community Qualifier winner
11 Steven van de Vorst Netherlands 23 Season 6 Community Qualifier winner
12 Michael Ribeiro USA 29 Season 6 Online runner-up
13 Irving Velazquez Mexico 30 Season 3 Online runner-up
14 Johann Simon France 32 Season 2 Online runner-up
15 Jorrick Boshove Netherlands 32 Season 2 Online winner
16 Marian Avram Romania 32 Season 5 Online winner
17 Tihomir Kolev Bulgaria 32 Season 5 Online runner-up
18 Adrien Viaud France 32 Season 6 Online winner
19 Julien Dassonville France 38 Season 1 Online winner
20 Rafael Fortes Brazil 42 Host Country Qualifier Winner

*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?

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