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FIFA 18 Championship eSports Huge Success –

FIFA eWorld Cup Huge Success

FIFA eWorld Cup Huge Success

The magnificent rise of eSports will be highlighted next week when FIFA 18 Global Series champion MSDossary descends upon the Best FIFA Football Awards. Cristiano Ronaldo will go up against Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah in a bid to be named The Best FIFA Men’s Player. Marta, Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Maroszan are battling it out among the women, and Zinedine Zidane will take on World Cup winning manager Didier Deschamps in the coaching stakes. Yet millions will be focused not on those superstars, but on a new breed of hero in Mosaad “Msdossary”Aldossary of Saudi Arabia.

He claimed a $250,000 prize after clinching a 4-0 win on aggregate over Stefano ‘StefanoPinna’ Pinna at The O2 in London last month. The scale of his achievement cannot be over exaggerated. More than 20 million diehard FIFA 18 fans entered qualifying, and just 32 reached the Grand Final. But when all the dust had settled, Msdossary was the deserved champion. He beat Gorilla in the quarters, swept aside kurt0411 in the semis with an 8-3 victory and then trounced StefanoPinna.

If you are looking for leading eSports odds from a highly regarded site make sure to check Bookmaker review, you are sure to find Msdossary leading the market for future competitions. “I’ve made my country proud by bringing home the trophy,” he said. “My aim every year is to win more trophies. Last year I got one and this year I’ve got two. It’s an honour to be the first winner of the new trophy. Hopefully I can keep getting better and better. This year was my first time competing at the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final. I hope to bring a few more trophies home to my country. I’m just 18 years old, so there are a few more years to come and I just want to make my country proud.”

He certainly did that and his countrymen will be even prouder to see him rubbing shoulders with footballing royalty at the swanky ceremony in London next week. “I’d like to meet Cristiano Ronaldo. I always dreamed about that, and dreams come true,” he added. That dream has come true for Msdossary, but it seems like we are not far away from a world in which eSports stars are afforded the same status, fame and fortune as traditional sports stars. There are already teenage eSports millionaires, and millions of younger fans have a far greater affinity with FIFA stars than actual footballers.

That trend should continue as technology improves each year, awareness spreads and eSports players are afforded larger prize purses, contracts and sponsorship deals. The outlook for 2019 is extremely positive, as FIFA19 will improve, more players will enter, the tournament will become even more competitive and many more fans will embrace it. That should lead to better sponsorship deals in a cycle of boom, and traditional sports stars might start increasingly casting nervous glances at the eSports revolution that is taking place.

Last month the world’s largest eSports tournament, The DOTA 2 International 2018, kicked off with an all-time high prize purse of $25.3 million. That eclipses at well established tournaments and outstrips prize purses given to major football teams. Even colleges are getting on board: the University of Akron is building the world’s biggest eSports centre and universities are taking it extremely seriously. “These facilities ensure that our campus gaming community has a physical home for student gamers to meet, compete and grow together,” said director Michael Fay Jr. “This reflects our program’s commitment to ensure that there’s a space for you to celebrate your love of gaming with others who share that passion. We’re not divided by the type of game we play, the platform we play it on, or how competitively we play it.” It’s a brave new world and there will be many more like Msdossary in the years ahead.

collectionfifatips | FIFA 19 Soundtrack, featuring Childish Gambino, Gorillaz, Logic, and More

Posted August 31st at 6:00am.

It isn’t bragging if it’s true: the largest sports videogame franchise in the world also has the most influential global soundtrack series in video game history. 

When the goal is to deliver a truly international soundtrack that reflects the World's Game, you have to rewrite the rules with every new release. For FIFA 19, the choices are bolder and the vibe is stronger. Just like the game itself, the excitement around the soundtrack is always unpredictable, unprecedented, and 100% undeniably FIFA. 

Get that same vibe on your FIFA Ultimate Team squad by snagging FUT content designed by some of the most popular soundtrack artists when you pre-order FIFA 19.*

Featured Musicians on the FIFA 19 Soundtrack

This year, the EA SPORTS™ FIFA19 soundtrack raises the stakes yet again, featuring:   

  • Hot tracks from superstars like Childish Gambino, Gorillaz, Logic, Jacob Banks, Crystal Fighters, and supergroup LSD (Labrinth, Sia & Diplo).
  • New music from Scotland’s award-winning trio Young Fathers, UK neo-soul collective Jungle, and Aussie indie stars Mansionair.
  • Buzzworthy breakthrough artists, like American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, Manchester grime rapper Bugzy Malone, London soul man Stealth, German producer/performer NoMBe, UK rapper Octavian, Oslo DJ Bearson, French-American rapper Bas feat. J. Cole,and UK singer-songwriter Sam Fender.
  • The eagerly-awaited final chapter of The Journey features a gorgeous, dramatic original score by Academy Award® winner Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Gladiator, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Lorne Balfe (Pacific Rim Uprising, Mission: Impossible – Fallout).

FIFA 19 launches worldwide on September 28, but you can hear the soundtrack on Spotify now.

You can also pre-order the FIFA 19 score by award-winning composer Hans Zimmer on iTunes today and get a free download of “Intimidation Game” immediately.

Show Off Your Swag

Get FIFA Ultimate Team kits designed by Imagine Dragons, CHVRCHES, Logic, Jungle, and Brazilian MC Emicida by pre-ordering any copy of FIFA 19. 

Music From Around the World

FIFA 19 boasts 43 tracks representing more than 16 countries to create another one-of-a-kind international musical experience. It’s where UK rock, Scottish hip hop, and Swedish post-punk meets South Korean EDM, Colombian pop, and Zimbabwe bangers. It’s where superstars premiere new music, where unknown acts reach a global audience, and where gamers worldwide discover it all. It defies genres, erases borders, and introduces you to your favorite new artists and songs. From consoles, to Spotify, to stadiums around the world, this is the sound of the world’s game this season.


Here’s the Full EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 Soundtrack list:




Andreya Triana

Beautiful People


Atomic Drum Assembly

Island Life



Big Dreams


Bantu & Dr. Chaii

Jackie Chan



Tribe feat. J. Cole


BC Unidos

Take It Easy feat. U.S. Girls and Ledinsky



It's Not This feat. Lemaitre and Josh Pan


Billie Eilish

you should see me in a crown


Bob Moses

Heaven Only Knows




New Zealand

Bugzy Malone

Ordinary People


Childish Gambino

Feels Like Summer


Confidence Man

Out The Window


Courtney Barnett

City Looks Pretty


Crystal Fighters

Another Level


Death Cab For Cutie

Gold Rush


Easy Life






Gizmo Varillas & Baio

Losing You (Baio Remix)





Husky Loops feat. MEI & Count Counsellor

Everytime I Run


Jacob Banks

Love Ain’t Enough



Beat 54 (All Good Now)


Kojey Radical

Water with Mahalia & Swindle



Porro Maracatu (TOY SELECTAH Remix)


Lao Ra




Warm It Up feat. Young Sinatra


LSD (Labrinth, Sia, Diplo)




Violet City






Drama feat. Big Data


Ocean Wisdom

Tom & Jerry





Peggy Gou

It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)


Sam Fender

Play God



Truth Is


Stereo Honey

Where No One Knows Your Name



Blue Light


Tom Misch

Good To Be Home feat. Loyle Carner, Barney Artist, Rebel Kleff


Tove Styrke



Wovoka Gentle

1000 Opera Singers Working In Starbucks


Yolanda Be Cool

Musika feat. Kwanzaa Posse

AUS/South Africa

Young Fathers

Border Girl



FIFA 19 is available for pre-order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Tim Cahill set for Australia farewell game; eyes coaching future –

Tim Cahill says he couldn’t believe it when he got the call that the FFA were planning a farewell match for him.
Tim Cahill says the football community needs to welcome Usain Bolt and take his football pursuit for what it is.

Socceroos great Tim Cahill believes his farewell appearance will be the most emotional match of his stellar career and has described his upcoming stint in India as his last hurrah.

Cahill is set to earn his 108th and final cap in the match against Lebanon at ANZ Stadium in his home city of Sydney on Nov. 20 and said he was surprised at having one more chance to wear the green and gold.

He will shortly be starting a stint with Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League. Cahill said he consulted a lot of people about India, including former Australian pace bowler Brett Lee who has played extensively in that country.

The 38-year-old Cahill has already played in England, China, the United States and Australia in a professional career stretching back to 1998. He has already completed some coaching courses but says he will probably wait till he turns 40 before considering a coaching position.

The former Melbourne City player said he will be available to consult A-League sides as a neutral, without being aligned to a particular team.

The Socceroos’ all-time leading goal scorer was confident Australia had other players capable of scoring goals at international level, including Tomi Juric, Jamie McLaren and Mathew Leckie. He said he was in regular contact with other national team players including emerging youngster Daniel Arzani, who recently joined Scottish giants Celtic.

La Liga lands landmark rights deal with Facebook for Indian sub-continent on collectionfifatips

The guys take your questions from the Twittersphere regarding which league they fancy, whether Manchester United can win the Premier League and more.
With Thibaut Courtois set to join Real Madrid, the FC crew assess whether he improves their chances of winning La Liga more than Keylor Navas.
Former Real Madrid midfielder Steve McManaman explains why he can’t see his old side catching Barcelona in La Liga after losing Cristiano Ronaldo.

BARCELONA — Spain’s La Liga announced on Tuesday a landmark deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons free of charge on the social network.

A statement from La Liga said all 380 league matches for the new season, which begins on Friday, would be available to viewers in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

“We are really happy to be on a free to air service in such an important territory as the Indian sub-continent,” Alfredo Bermejo, La Liga’s head of digital strategy, told Reuters ahead of the announcement.

“One of our goals for the last two years has been to offer content to the widest audience possible, so partnering with free platforms like Facebook, which has 270 million users in India, is key to us.”

Facebook and La Liga declined to give the price of the deal which sees the social network giant unseat Sony Pictures Network as the rights holder in the region.

Sony paid a reported $32 million for the right to broadcast La Liga between 2014 and 2018.

Facebook began venturing into sports streaming in 2017 by broadcasting weekly Major League Baseball games and earlier this month agreed a deal with broadcaster Eleven Sports to show one La Liga and one Serie A game per week on its platform.

The deal with La Liga is the latest statement of the growing interest of tech groups in showing sports in order to keep young viewers on their platforms.

Earlier this year, Amazon won rights to show 20 English Premier League matches a season from 2019 in Britain.

Peter Hutton, Facebook’s Director of Global Live Sports, however, described the deal with La Liga as an experiment, saying that while the company has other agreements in the works, he ruled out an immediate land grab of rights deals in sport.

“Were looking at a few other deals that are quite close to completion but this is not about going out and buying a huge amount of content worldwide,” he told Reuters.

“We’re looking at specific rights in specific markets and to try to learn from data from those experiences and work out what the next step is. If you rush into too many deals at once, you can’t do it properly.”

Facebook’s monitoring system will prevent against leakage, ensuring only viewers inside the Indian sub-continent will be able to watch the games on its platform.

The games will initially be shown without any adverts, although Hutton said Facebook is doing trials in advertising on live content in the United States which may be replicated on its La Liga coverage at a later date.

“This is one deal, it’s not something that is a big threat to the broadcast world,” added Hutton, a former CEO of Eurosport who was hired by Facebook in May to oversee its live sports operation.

“We have rights to work with broadcasters and we may bring in partners to make sure the experience is right. What’s clear about this is that 380 games will be available on Facebook, then we’ll keep our options open as to how we spread that content out so people can see it in as many ways as possible.”

The deal with Facebook is the latest and most significant step in La Liga’s expansion strategy in India, which began with the opening of an office in New Delhi in September 2016.

Facebook has 348 million users in the Indian sub-continent, while figures provided by La Liga show a rise of 2.2 million users in the league’s social network platforms in the last year.

“We have grown our presence in India a lot and we have pretty strong numbers in this territory,” added Jose Antonio Cachaza, La Liga’s country manager for India.

“This is the first step for us, we’re excited to see it and we want make it as successful as possible so we can unlock other territories around the world.”

collectionfifatips | FIFA 18 Festival of FUTball Team of the Matchday 1

Posted June 21st at 12:30pm.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is in full swing, which means that the Festival of FUTball party is just getting started. The first series of group stage matches set the world on fire with dramatic upsets, late winners, and quite a few stunning goals. Superstars delivered and underdogs rose to the occasion throughout the week to give us the first Team of the Matchday, part of this year's Festival of FUTball.

From Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational hat trick that sealed a 3-3 draw for Portugal against Spain, to Hirving Lozano and his strike that upset reigning champions Germany, these are the players who made the biggest impact in the opening matches of the 2018 World Cup. Look for their special FUT items in packs for a limited time and enjoy the first of many Festival of FUTball events.

Starting XI

Yann Sommer, GK, Switzerland

José Giménez, Uruguay

Aleksandar Kolarov, LB, Serbia

Jesús Gallardo, LB, Mexico

Hirving Lozano, LW, Mexico

Denis Cheryshev, LM, Russia

Phillippe Coutinho, CM, Brazil

Cristiano Ronaldo, RW, Portugal

Harry Kane, ST, England

Romelu Lukaku, ST, Belgium

Diego Costa, ST, Spain


Hannes Þór Halldorsson, GK, Iceland

Andreas Granqvist, CB, Sweden

Aleksandr Golovin, CAM, Russia

Aaron Mooy, CDM, Australia

Alfreð Finnbogoason, ST, Iceland

Yussuf Poulsen, RW, Denmark

Isco, LW, Spain

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collectionfifatips – Behind the Music: Champions League Anthem Remix with Hans Zimmer

Posted June 12th at 4:00pm.

Experience the UEFA Champions League in FIFA 19 like you've never seen—or heard—before.

EA SPORTS brought in Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer (in collaboration with rapper Vince Staples) to create a special remix of the tournament's famous anthem that reflects the grandeur of the Champions League and everything it brings to FIFA 19. The track, officially titled “Champions League,” was itself a “remix” of sorts: English composer Tony Britten adapted it from George Frederick Handel's “Zadok the Priest” when the European Cup was re-branded as the Champions League in 1992.

Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes video as Zimmer brings in top musicians from around the world to create the track specifically for FIFA 19.

Thanks to a decades-long career that is still going strong, Zimmer is one of the most well-known and well-regarded composers in the world. After beginning his career in the music industry, Zimmer moved on to film and television scoring in the 1980s. Zimmer became a household name after his work in the 1988 film Rain Man earned him his first Academy Award nomination. Since then, Zimmer has worked on over 100 soundtracks for television, movies, and more, many of which have been nominated for and received awards at the highest level. He won his first and only Academy Award for the 1994 Disney animated film The Lion King, as well as two Golden Globe awards, four Grammy awards, and many more. 

Everything about the addition of the UEFA Champions League to FIFA 19 celebrates world-class talent, so when it came time to find someone to adapt the famous anthem for the game, Zimmer was at the top of the list. “This is an anthem that's known by fans across the world, it's the iconic nature of it,” Zimmer said. “When the Champions League games are on, suddenly the world stops. Everything else falls by the wayside, because everybody is into the game. It doesn't matter which team you support, there is something that connects everybody in this theme.” 

Zimmer pulled together “68 of the most amazing musicians that you can ever get” at AIR Studios in London to create this dynamic track, approaching the project with “a little bit of respect,” while also infusing “a bit of recklessness” into the process. He even jokingly called the technique of building this track “Zimmer-izing,” because his distinctive influence can be heard throughout the song. “Working with EA SPORTS is really working with people who understand the responsibility that comes with a project like this,” said Zimmer. “You hope that you're going to go and thrill the fans and give them a new experience.” With something this big, Zimmer said, you have to “be bold, be brave. Go big or, truly, stay home.”

FIFA 19 releases worldwide on September 28, 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Pre-order now to get incredible offers, including three days early access with the Ultimate and Champions Editions.

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FIFA 19 Pre-Order Offers – Ultimate, Champions, Standard Editions on collectionfifatips

Posted June 9th at 12:30pm.

The wait is almost over! FIFA 19 releases worldwide on September 28, 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Pre-order* now to get incredible offers, including three days early access with the Ultimate and Champions Editions. Plus, give your FIFA Ultimate Team™ squad an early upgrade with special pre-order bonuses and FUT items.

Find out what's included in each version of FIFA 19:


  • Up to five Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for five weeks)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo loan item for seven FUT matches
  • Special Edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Pre-order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Also available for Nintendo Switch.


  • Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for 20 weeks)
  • Play from September 25 with three days early access 
  • UEFA Champions League Gold Player Pick (Choose one of five 80 to 83 rated gold players from qualified teams)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. loan items for seven FUT matches
  • Special Edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Pre-order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC


  • Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (two per week for 20 weeks)
  • Play from September 25 with three days early access 
  • UEFA Champions League Gold Player Pick (Choose one of five 80 to 83 rated gold players from qualified teams) 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. loan players for seven FUT matches
  • Special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Pre-order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC


  • Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for 20 weeks)
  • Play from September 25 with three days early access 
  • UEFA Champions League Gold Player (One 80 to 83 rated gold player from qualified teams) 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. loan items for seven FUT matches
  • Special Edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

* Conditions and restrictions apply. See offer disclaimers for full for details. 

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ update is available as a free content download to all FIFA 18 players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 

Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri after Nabil Fekir deal falls through – sources –

Paul Mariner measures if Xherdan Shaqiri would be a good fit in Jurgen Klopp’s system, N’Golo Kante’s future with Chelsea and more.
The FC crew analyse the major curveball thrown by Lyon as they ended negotiations with Liverpool over the transfer of Nabil Fekir.

Liverpool are leading the race for Stoke City attacker Xherdan Shaqiri, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Shaqiri, 26, is set to leave Stoke this summer following their relegation from the Premier League and a number of clubs have been weighing up moves for the Switzerland winger.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Shaqiri’s brother and agent met with Liverpool officials last Friday to discuss a possible move to Anfield and that talks are also ongoing with several other clubs — though the player himself is currently away in Russia preparing for the World Cup.

Shaqiri is reported to have a release clause of £13.5 million in his contract and that makes him an attractive proposition at that price, with sources telling ESPN FC that Liverpool made their interest clear last week.

The former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan midfielder scored eight goals and provided seven assists for Stoke last season and he has previously indicated he would prefer to stay in England if he does end up leaving Stoke.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen to boost his options in attack next season, as he wants to ease the burden on the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, and is now chasing other targets after Lyon indicated on Saturday that captain Nabil Fekir will be staying in France after breaking off transfer negotiations with the Reds.

Peter O’Rourke is ESPN FC’s transfer news correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.

Mobile Action RPG Honkai Impact Launching Globally in English on March 28th –

Mobile Action RPG Honkai Impact Launching Globally in English on March 28th -

The free to play anime inspired mobile action RPG Honkai Impact will be launching globally in English on March 28th, 2018. The game has been available for some time in Asia, but this is the first time an official Western version will be playable. The game features instanced dungeons and boss fights with fast paced action combat and sleek anime graphics. Honkai Impact differentiates itself from other mobile games by having no auto play system. Players have to manually input commands and chain attacks together and earn their victories.

Honkai Impact is developed and published by the Chinese mobile game studio Mihoyo Co Ltd. I was actually pretty impressed with the production value of this one. The fact that it’s not just another auto play nonsense mobile game is a huge plus too.

Curious what Honkai Impact is all about? Check out my first look video below (Chinese version):

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Southampton sack Mauricio Pellegrino as manager after less than a year –

The FC guys answer your tweets on how David Silva stacks up with the best players in the Prem, if Barca can go unbeaten in La Liga and the leading candidates to replace Mauricio Pellegrino.

Southampton have sacked Mauricio Pellegrino as manager, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

Pellegrino was hired on a three-year deal in June of 2017 after Claude Puel was let go at the club. He had previously been at Alaves.

Saints were beaten 3-0 at Newcastle on Saturday and lie just one place and one point above the relegation zone.

Southampton have won just one of their last 17 league matches — against bottom club West Brom — with this weekend’s defeat proving to be the final straw.

Assistant manager Carlos Compagnucci and assistant first-team coach Xavier Tamarit have also parted company with the south coast club.

A Southampton statement read: “We would like to place on record our thanks to Mauricio, Carlos and Xavier for their efforts during their time with Southampton, and wish them well for the future.

“The club will look to appoint a new management team as soon as possible, with the search for a replacement already under way.”

Saints will be hoping to appoint Pellegrino’s successor quickly, with an FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan looming on Sunday.

They then face a crunch clash with relegation rivals West Ham at the London Stadium on March 31.

Former Hull and Watford boss Marco Silva has been installed as the favourite for the vacancy with bookmakers.

Pellegrino, 46, played for Barcelona, Valencia and Liverpool as a player, while his coaching career has included stints in charge of Valencia, Estudiantes and Independiente.

Press Association contributed to this report.