Wolves eSporter Flávio ‘Fifilza7’ Brito is set feature at EA’s first major event of the season this weekend.
The 18-year old from São Paolo will be representing Wolves in the first FUT 19 Champions Cup in Bucharest, which starts on Friday.
Having qualified from over 20 million FIFA players, he will be competing against the top 32 PlayStation 4 players in the world for a $200,000 prize pot and a total of 20,000 Global Series Points, which are required for qualification for the FIFA eWorld Cup in July.
It has been a meteoric rise for young Flávio, who signed for Wolves in October and now leaves his home in Brazil for the first time to travel to Europe.
You can watch his journey from Brazil to the Bucharest in the video below:
The tournament is a huge step-up for the Brazilian who will compete against the world’s best players.
Russell Jones, Head of Marketing at Wolves, said: “This will be a fantastic experience for Flávio. We know there is media and fan interest in his performance both here in Wolverhampton and across Brazil. We are delighted with how both of our players have started the season.”
The FUT Champions Cup runs from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December and will take place at the PGL Studios in Bucharest, Romania.
Whilst we don’t have a confirmed schedule yet for Flavio, the timings for the PS4 group are:
Friday 30th November | Event day - 5 rounds of Swiss
- 11am GMT - Swiss Round 1
- 15pm GMT - Swiss Round 2
- 30pm GMT - Swiss round 3
- 45pm GMT - Swiss Round 4 - PS4
- 15pm GMT - Swiss Round 5 - PS4
Saturday 1st December | Event day - Round of 16 and Quarter Finals
- 11am GMT - PS4
- 12pm GMT - PS4
- 1pm GMT - PS4
- 2pm GMT - PS4
- 6pm GMT - PS4 QF 1&2
- 8pm GMT - PS4 QF 3&4
Sunday 2nd December | Event day – Semi Finals and Grand final
- 2pm GMT - PS4 Sf 2
- 3pm GMT - PS4 Console Final
Where to watch and stay updated on Flavio’s progress:
- EN Broadcast: https://www.twitch.tv/easportsfifa
- Wolves eSports Twitter - @WolvesEsports
- Wolves eSports Instagram - @wolvesesports
Unfortunately, Wolves’ other eSports player Torin Page missed out on FUT Champions Cup qualification for November but will be joining Flavio in Wolverhampton from Wednesday 5th December.
But as both players are FUT qualified, there will several other opportunities to qualify for subsequent events.