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With only three rounds of the Singapore competition left, eight remain in the hunt for $50,000 and the opportunity to be crowned the champion of the second to last major before playoffs. Unfortunately for seven of the eight players on the Xbox side, three-time champ Donovan "F2TeKkz" Hunt hasn't called it quits yet.
The 17-year-old star endured quite the scare from his quarterfinal opponent Saturday, coming back from a one-goal deficit twice in his first-leg matchup against Joel "N8 Jaz" Andruszkiewicz. A Ronaldo "R9" Nazário rocket from 30 yards would pull Andruszkiewicz even at 3-3 right before halftime in the second leg, but a headed effort just one minute later would give F2TeKkz the lead for good.
Diego "tuga810" Pombo, the most recent PlayStation console champion and a surging newcomer in the relatively wide open PS4 field, would bow out at the hands Henrique "Zezinho23" Lempke, a steady dark horse candidate in the last two years of the competitive circuit. The final scoreline would favor the latter, 7-2.
With Pombo, January's PS4 winner Hasan "Hasoo" Eker and perennial frontrunner Nicolas "nicolas99fc" Villalba not in the picture, the PlayStation field is more open.
Aaand the last spot in the Semifinals goes to @Zezinho23xX— PGL (@pglesports) March 9, 2019
Great run, @tuga810_
We're done for today, but don't forget to tune in tomorrow for some world-class FIFA 19 #pglfifa #futchampionscup #fifa19 pic.twitter.com/1kUaTUqWOy
Hunt will play Pedro "M10 Resende" Resende, who will come into Sunday off of an impressive 4-2 win over Lukas "Sakul" Vonderheide. The Xbox field will be rounded out by Levy "Excelsior Levy" Frederique and Abdulaziz "abo3zza10" Alsabyani. The PlayStation bracket will feature the likes of PSV Eindhoven's Stefano Pinna, Diego Peixoto and Fatih "M10 Ustun" Üstun.
Sunday will kick off with the console semi-finals followed by their respective grand finals, and finally, the cross-console grand final. The winner will take home half of the $100,000 prize pool and 1,500 Global Series Points. Coverage begins at 11 a.m. local time, 10 p.m. ET and 3 a.m. GMT; the broadcast can be followed on Futhead's home page or on the official PGL FIFA Twitch channel.