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- Five out of six zones are now underway in the race for FIFAe Club World Cup places
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- Overview of the second round of the FIFAe Club World Cup qualifier
In the first week of qualification in the new year, several zones began their journey to the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021, held from 24 to 28 February 2021. With the exception of Zone 1, which starts next Thursday, all the other zones will be fighting now for the limited number of seats at what will be this year’s biggest EA SPORTS FIFA club event. The complete set of results is available at FIFA.gg.
These six zones are divided into different conferences, which are then divided into divisions 1–3. The top two teams at each conference after last week qualify for the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021 along with the top two teams in the Consistency Rankings at that time. Zone 4 also has a significant number of teams participating and will therefore organize additional play-offs.
Review of second qualifying week
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Only five clubs have so far been able to collect the maximum 600 points in the impact ranking. These include NEO, who participated in last year’s FIFAe Club World Cup, big guns Inter eSports and Team Gullit, and then a couple of outsiders in Burnley FC and Hexon esports, who duly delivered in the first two weeks of action.
Highlights from entire zones
In the first week of qualifying, twice the FIFAe Club World Cup qualifier Blue United eFC proved once again that they are among the best clubs in the world and only lost one game and secured first place.
Despite losing in the final of week two, qualifying for 25eSports, Tuwaiq eSports Club continued their good form run and took first place in the Consistency Ranking.
Last year’s second-placed team Eleven’s and two-time qualifier Bochum are neck and neck in the consistency rankings of Conference 1. In Conference 2, red-hot favorites Fnatic (with ‘Tekkz’ in their squad) lead, while Borussia Dortmund have secured promotion to the first division for the first time. .
Former FIFAe Club World Cup qualifier Team Vitality lined up strongly and now sits at the top of the consistency rankings in Conference 4, while Surprise Package North has won promotion to Division 2 in that conference.
Meanwhile, their club rivals and record tournament winners Brondby IF are doing even better and are still very well on their way to the finals in Conference 5.
Three more clubs with FIFAe Club World Cup experience are currently looking good for another look, namely Futbolist (Conference 7) and Hashtag United and Olympique Lyonnais (Conference 8).
In Conference 12, Schalke 04 put a marker with a victory in the German final over the Focus Clan (including former FIFA eWorld Cup champion ‘MoAuba’).
Cesar Azpilicuetas Falcons enjoyed a strong second week, taking first place in the Consistency Ranking in Conference 13.
DUX Gaming bounced back from a defeat in their first match and enjoyed better fortunes in the losing console in Conference 14, meaning they now have a good chance of qualifying for the second year in a row.
Two-time qualifier Basel had an up-and-down week, but is still in first place in the Consistency Rankings in Conference 1. Ronaldinho’s R10 team was back in shape after a bad first week and won Conference 2, while Inter eSports was unstoppable once again in Conference 3.
Reigning club world champions in complexity Complexity Gaming won the conference to take over the top spot in the consistency rankings, increasing their chances of a successful title defense.
What happens next?
The race for FIFAe Club World Cup tickets is getting tighter and the margin of error is shrinking as each week goes by. There are two more weeks of qualification – one this week, the next plus the extra play-offs in Zone 4 – before the teams are locked in for the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021 and can fight for the title in the various zones.