Mohammed "MoAuba" Harkous wins "Fifa" eWorld Cup
Mohammed "MoAuba" Harkous was the first German to win the world title at the "Fifa" eWorld Cup in London. The 22-year-old Werder Bremen international defeated defending champion Mosaad "Msdossary" Aldossary from Saudi Arabia 3: 2 (1: 1/2: 1) in the cross-console final. With the triumph Harkous secured a prize money of 250,000 dollars (about 225,000 euros).
"It's crazy, I did not expect that, unbelievable," Harkous said after the game. His team-mate Michael "MegaBit" Bittner played a large part in the final victory because he gave him tactical tips for the game on the Xbox.
Therefore, the 19-year-old Aldossary could not use his supposed advantage in the final first leg on the Xbox. Harkous, fifth in the world ranking list on the PS4, won 1-1 in front of 1700 spectators in the London Arena and crowned himself world champion 2-1 in the return leg on Playstation. It was Aldossary's first defeat at this World Cup, with $ 100,000 in prize money remaining.
In a dramatic semi-final, Harkous had previously won 4-5 on penalties against Argentinian Nicolas "nicolas99fc" Villalba.
Already on Saturday Werder teammate "MegaBit" Bittner had failed in the round of 16 against Aldossary. The German champion, who also plays for the national team of the German Football Association, experienced a bitter Deja-vu. Already in the previous year had been for the 21-year-olds in the quarterfinals against the eventual World Cup finalist.
Bittner had provided early in the tournament for a surprise. The number one Englishman Donovan "Tekkz" Hunt he defeated in the last group game, which this retired before the knockout stage.
The Grand Final of the Fifa eWorld Cup (FeWC) is the highlight of the season for which the 32 best players on the Xbox and PS4 consoles qualified. The tournament is endowed with a record $ 500,000 in prize money. However, the low prize money compared to other eSports disciplines had caused criticism before the World Cup.