The 2015 FIFA Interactive World Cup competition (FIWC) is well under way. Qualification for the world’s largest gaming contest started as of October 1 last year. But with the emphasis on quality as much as quantity for this year’s event, there is still plenty of time to make your mark.
In addition to the January seasonal qualifier there are two other chances to gain a place at the Grand Final, which is set to take place in October in Munich, Germany – home of the world champions. There are also three places up for grabs in a series of live events.
However, we’re concentrating here on the online seasons since these are more accessible to a greater number players. In total there are 19 places available for a spot in the finals. The 20th (or the first, if you prefer) is assigned to last year’s winner, Denmark’s August Rosenmeier. Here’s how it works.
A total of six minor, month-long ‘seasons’ will each award places at the finals to the top two players. In addition, the four highest-scoring-third-placed finishers will also win a place in the Munich showdown. Each season will comprise no more than 90 games each, so the emphasis is on quality as much as quantity.
Keeping up to date with real-world developments is a sneaky strategy that can pay dividends as unfamiliar names and faces rise to prominence throughout the season. A reliable news source, such as the independent bluesquare.com news portal is a must.
Two full qualification seasons (February and March) in addition to January lie ahead, which means that there may be as many as six final places still up for grabs. With players developing their familiarity with FIFA 15, the competition over the final two qualification seasons promises to be especially intense.
With a top prize of $20,000 plus an invite to the 2015 Ballon D’Or gala, as well generous runners-up awards, it’s not hard to see why the event attracts so many millions of gamers. Of course, the real thrill is simply taking part. And the good news is it’s still not too late for you to do that. You might even be the next winner!