KiNG eSports won the third FIFA eClub World Cup in London on Sunday, with Nicolas "nicolas99FC" Villalba and Donovan "Tekkz" Hunt beating Dijon FCO to take home the $40,000 grand prize.
Both nicolas99FC and Tekkz earned 1,500 Global Series points, which go toward qualifying for the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final later this year.
The duo was the favorite entering the tournament, with nicolas99FC a 2018 grand finalist and Tekkz a two-time FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cup winner. They topped the FIFA Global Series Rankings on both PlayStation and Xbox and reached Sunday's final despite both players losing one-on-one games that forced third matches against Imperial in the quarterfinals and Futbolist in the semis.
But KiNG beat Dijon in the final without needing to go to a third two-on-two set for the day.
"I haven't won for a while; I always lose in the semifinals, so I will be posting the leaderboards out tonight," Tekkz told FIFA.com. "Everyone thought I'd be gone after the patch (latest update), but I'm still here."
Dijon reached the final by beating Manchester City and FaZe Clan and took home $20,000 for second place. They were the only established club to reach the semifinals, with esports organizations claiming the other three spots: KiNG, FaZe and Futbolist, the first Turkish side to appear at the eClub World Cup.
"We were underdogs, and we tried out best in the final, and it was not easy, but we are proud of our tournament," Dijon's Aurelien "Moolzn" Charon, who was on loan from Team Vitality, told FIFA.com.
The quarterfinals saw all four matches go to two-on-two matches, including FaZe beating Ajax in penalties.
Brondby IF won the first two eClub World Cup titles.
-- Field Level Media