FIFA Museum eCup: The Grand Final Awaits

After four exciting qualifiers, the eight finalists for the Grand Final of the FIFA 20 Tournament at the FIFA Museum on Sunday, 30 August are finally set. Luca "LuBo" Boller, museum ambassador and first captain of the Swiss eNational team, will also be there. The entrance for spectators is free.

On two weekends this August, a very special group met in the Event Hall of the FIFA Museum in Zurich: passionate FIFA players. They came from all over Switzerland and some of them even from abroad, to play in one of the four qualifying tournaments to secure a place in the Grand Final of the FIFA Museum eCup on 30 August. One gamer travelled all the way from Manchester, England to compete in the tournament. From talented hobby players to ambitious young professionals, everyone was represented.

Fiercely contested tournaments
The tournaments were fiercely contested. The tournaments were played in a group phase, followed by knockouts. Everything, including the final, was played with a return match. Many duels had clear winners, but some of them were really close.

Alessandro Sivori for example, who had travelled all the way from Manchester, had to go through a penalty shootout to win against Arton Arifi in the final of the second qualifier. The disappointment about the defeat was alleviated, however, as Arifi, who came second, also qualified for the Grand Final on August 30.

An Xbox player wins on PlayStation
Two weeks later, Rufus Isaka won the fourth and final qualifier. In gaming circles Rufus is known as dimorientes10. Strangely enough, he usually plays on the Xbox. He impressively proved in the FIFA Museum that he can also win on PlayStation.

Now that all the qualifying tournaments have been played, the eight participants of the final tournament have been determined. On Sunday, 30 August, they will play live in the FIFA Museum for fame, glory and the main prize: an exclusive trip to one of the next FIFA eFootball Tournaments.

These are the eight finalists
Adam Rietveld (1st place 08.08.)
Aitor Cuesta Haro (2nd place 08.08.)
Alessandro Sivori (1st place 09.08.)
Arton Arifi (2nd place 09.08.)
Rufus Isaka (1st place 22.08.)
Salvatore Cardinale (2nd place 22.08.)
Josip Uzelac (1st place 23.08.)
Gazmend Aliu (2nd place 23.08.)

Grand Final with exciting entertainment program and free entry
While the eight finalists concentrate on gaming, there will be an attractive entertainment program for spectators and museum visitors. Admission to the Event Hall of the FIFA Museum, where the program takes place, is free of charge.

In the morning, children between the ages of 6 and 15 get the chance to prove their talent on the PlayStation. At the Kids tournament between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., FIFA 20 will be played. Participation is free and there are great prizes to be won. The main prize is an exclusive FIFA 20 workshop for two with Luca "LuBo" Boller, the captain of the Swiss eNational team. Click here for registration.

Meet & Greet with eNational team captain Luca Boller
Luca Boller will also be at the FIFA Museum on the day of the Final to follow the Museum eCup action. Furthermore, he will be available from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. as part of an exclusive meet & greet for autograph requests and photos. In addition, there will also be an exciting football quiz at 13:00. Enough good reasons for a Sunday trip to the FIFA Museum.