FIWC 2014 | Meet the Finalists | Team Romania

As the the world’s 20 best EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14 players prepare for kick off in Rio de Janeiro for the the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final, we introduce you to some of the key players.  Today we bring you our good friend Ovvy and Marian from Romania.

FIWC14 | Meet The Finalists

FIWC14 | Meet The Finalists

2 of Romania’s top FIFA players have qualified to proudly represent their country out in Rio. We bring you some key details here so you get to know the players in advance of this week’s Grand Final.

Ovidiu Patrascu

Ovvy is a seasoned pro on the FIFA scene and is 25 years old and qualified for Rio as the Online Season 4 Winner.  You can find here Ovvy’s full bio for FIWC14 over at

Ovidiu Patrascu

Ovidiu Patrascu

Ovvy was a Grand Finalist in 2012 and 2013 and when asked for his opinion about his chances in the Grand Final:

My chances are as good as anyone else’s. I am not the best but no other player is better than me.

Ovvy is seeded #3 and he deservedly gets a strong thumbs up from us here at Sweetpatch TV as one of the tournaments pre-favourites.

Marian Avram

Marian is 21 years old and qualified for Rio as the Online Season 5 Winner.  You can find here Marian’s full bio for FIWC14 over at

Marian Avram

Marian Avram

When asked what made him decide to enter this year, he responded:

I decided to participate after i saw Ovvy [Ovidiu Patrascu] in the Dubai Grand Final. It motivated to me want to battle against the best players in the world.

Marian is seeded #16 and as a newcomer to FIWC may struggle to make it out of the groups.

Team Romania

So will Ovvy or Marian have what it takes to lift the title as World Champion?  What do you think?

Team France

France provide a quarter of the players for this years Grand Final, so will one of them be crowned World Champion on July 3rd?

Team England

If you missed it earlier, meet Ty Walton and Dave Bytheway as England’s representatives at the Grand Final.

FIWC Grand Final Is Coming to Brazil

The FIFA Interactive Grand Final 2014 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, during the FIFA World Cup Brazil, from 1-4 July. Watch the build up video FIWC Grand Final Is Coming to Brazil.

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.

Grand Final Draw

On 1 July, on the eve of the 2014 Grand Final in Rio, the FIWC will hold the tournament draw for the Grand Final. There are five pots, comprising 4 players each. The players will be drawn from the pots into four groups of five players each.  Check out the pots and how the groups progress to the knockout stages at Grand Finalists ranked and ready for 2 July! –

Meet the Finalists

In the lead up to the Grand Final we will introduce you to the key players for the two-day tournament.

So who is your favourite?

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