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.
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.
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 FIFA.com.
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 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 FIFA.com.
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.
So will Ovvy or Marian have what it takes to lift the title as World Champion? What do you think?
France provide a quarter of the players for this years Grand Final, so will one of them be crowned World Champion on July 3rd?
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.
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.
|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! – FIFA.com.
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?