Vitality Rockyy wins FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship

 

SPORTS!

Well, e-sports.

Corentin Chevrey, aka Vitality Rockyy, has won the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship, taking home a $160,000 purse. The Frenchman won against Shaun “Shellzz” Springette from England with a goal in the last seconds of the game, snatching victory from his opponent, who led for most of the game.

This competition is an impressively international one and brought an incredible number of contestants. Six million players competed in the FUT Champions or certain live Ultimate Team Qualifiers, the first stages in the competition. 192 players progressed from there to the six regional finals, and 32 of those went to the Championship in Berlin.

In case you can’t get enough of the champs from this competition, the top eight are headed to the FIFA Interactive World Cup in London which, if history holds, should be sometime in early summer.

The final game is below in case you missed it or just want to see some pro level FIFA play.

It is pretty exciting to see these competitions — which have been around for a while — get more and more traction and popularity. Prize pools, viewership, and competitor skill continue to grow, and games like FIFA are helping to carve out a place of greater legitimacy for competitive videogaming. It’s all very exciting.

 

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