It’s safe to say that Lucas ‘Daxe’ Cuillerier has had a pretty good October.
Fresh from announcing signing with PSG as one of the club’s two FIFA players alongside August ‘Agge’ Rosenmeier, 16 year old Daxe became the ESWC 2016 champion in Paris this weekend.
Daxe defeated Timo ‘TimoX’ Siep, who is one of three players on Wolfsburg’s books, 2-1 in the final. Having seen off Russian competitor Andrei ‘Timon’ Gurev 5-1 in the semi, Daxe came through in a hard fought game (5-4) against Spencer ‘Gorilla’ Ealing in the quarters. You can see the how the tournament played out in full here.
ESWC is known as the unofficial FIFA gaming World Cup, and is currently one of two main esports competitions along the FIFA Interactive World Cup which has been expanded for 2017 with a thoroughly bolstered prize pool.
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FIFA’s competitive gaming scene is also under the scope more than ever before with more and more traditional sports clubs entering esports via this channel; this has even led to the creation of the e-ligue 1 in France with more European leagues expected to follow suit.
Esports Insider says: The ESWC comes with immense pressure for all players involved, especially those on the FIFA circuit as it remains one of only two major competitions in the space annually. Congratulations to Daxe!