Mohammed "MoAuba" Harkous is the current FIFA World Champion (Source: FIFA)
Rich and famous by playing FIFA? What was unthinkable a few years ago has already become reality for many eSports players. This includes the reigning FIFA world champion MoAuba. The 24-year-old Focus Clan gamer was able to enjoy a whopping $250,000 in prize money when he won the world championship.
Three ways to reach the goal
Not every gameplay mode in FIFA 21 leads you to the goal eSports Pro. For example, while you can have a lot of fun playing the game in career mode, advancing your virtual manager career will have little impact on your eSports career.
90 Mode and Ultimate Team are the two names you should remember. The two main online modes in FIFA 21 are perfect to compete with other gamers.
Virtual Bundesliga 90s mode was introduced to create a qualifying mode for the VBL, where every team is equally good. Even if TSV 1860 Munich plays against Paris Saint Germain, these teams are exactly the same ingame. This makes it more about the performance of the gamer and not who has the better team.
Ultimate Team is probably the most important mode for budding eSports players. Here you can create your own team from player cards and compete against the best in the world in 30 games in the Weekend League. Reach 29 wins and you’ll be among the top 200 in the world, but it’s not as easy as you’d think.
At what point are you a FIFA eSports pro?
You can achieve an official “Verified” status in FIFA 21, which entitles you to compete in official EA Sports eSports tournaments. To become verified you have to reach the Elite 1 rank at least once in the first months of a FIFA season, i.e. you have to get at least 27 wins in a FUT Weekend League.
Elite 1 is the goal of many ambitious eSport players.
What requirements do I have to meet?
The technical requirements are clear: you need a console/PC, the game and a decent internet connection. You should definitely use the classic LAN cable and give your WLAN the boot.
You also need enough time and motivation. You won’t become a FIFA pro overnight, and you’ll certainly have your share of defeats during your career. The important thing is that you never give up, play regularly and, above all, don’t lose your passion for the game.
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