Kurt Fenech finishes Top 4 at the FIFA eWorld Cup - $20,000 Won!

As you've probably seen on our social media, we've been buzzing with enthusiasm regarding our Maltese friend Kurt Fenech - trouncing the competition at the FIFA eWorld Cup; the largest FIFA event occurring yearly at the end of each season. With a huge prize pool on the line, following a build-up of intense qualifiers, Kurt really brought it for the event and made us proud by finishing in the Top 4. Let's look at his journey. 

On the 1st August, 32 Grand Finalists gathered in London - the top 11 Xbox and the top 11 PS4 players from across the world. When placed into Group A, kurt0411 quickly let everyone know what's up as in the 7 games he played, he only lost one game with a goal difference of +25. He easily clenched a top seed and advanced to the top 16, where he took down GoalM, taking it in the second leg. 

It got terribly tense in the quarter-finals, as Kurt would face off against Gorilla, last year's tournament victor from the UK. Managing to take it in the first leg, the win over the veteran is probably the largest upset from the event. Through the victory, Kurt emerged even more confident than usual as he evaluated his next foe from Saudi Arabia. Below is a quote from him after the game: 

“The trophy looks beautiful, I can’t get over it. My objective from the start was to win it and I’m now a couple of steps away. It was an amazing day for me personally, reaching the semi-finals, and hopefully I can bring it home for Malta tomorrow. 'Msdossary' is a top, top player. He’s as good as they come. To win this tournament, you’ve got to beat the best – and that’s what I’m going to do on Saturday."

Msdossary certainly proved to be a tough opponent, as it was in this semi-final that Kurt made his exit out of the event. Under the scoreline of 3:8, the Maltese player did seem slightly disappointed but nonetheless, he performed incredibly well and made Malta proud; very deserving of the $20,000 prize which he's taking home. Below is a quote from his notorious Twitter page shortly after the loss: 

"It's going to sting for a while. GG to Dossary, couldn't play how I wanted and not sure what I could have done about some of the goals. Ultimately objective failed... (next post) Always stay true to yourself. Bottom line is this scene would be absolutely nothing without me and this game certainly didn't deserve me as it's champion. Thanks for all your suport and we'll go again stronger and better than ever next year."

To Gamers.com.mt, Kurt's a champ who made all of us proud, even though the first place was his main goal. Gamers.com.mt applauds his performance was exemplary, and we know that there's always next year to take it home. The images in the article were taken directly from the livestream; we were rooting for you!

Maybe we can get in contact with him for an interview to learn more - fingers crossed. 

Posted by Gabriel Sciberras on 4th August 2018, 22:20

I'm Gabriel - 17 year-old student attending a sixth form with a little free time on his hands. I've been working with Gamers.com.mt for a roughly a year now - spreading my interests in technology, gaming and writing over the platform along with interviews and hardware reviews. All constructive feedback is appreciated. Thanks for reading!

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