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It was the matchup we had come to expect all weekend. The two 5-0 Swiss record holders on each console, Donovan "Fnatic Tekkz" Hunt and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Flávio "Fifilza" Brito, faced off in the FUT Champions Cup cross-console final Sunday to snatch the crown away from reigning FIFA eWorld Cup champion Mohammed "MoAuba" Harkous - and yet again, it was Hunt who lifted the trophy at full-time.
The final scoreline read 3-0. Tekkz, the Xbox champion, took the lead just a half hour into the first leg, on his away console nonetheless. He would take his one-goal lead into the Xbox leg, and within 27 in-game minutes, he had tripled it. Now a five-time FUT major champion, Tekkz has won tournaments in Barcelona, Bucharest, Singapore, Atlanta and now Bucharest again, in the span of less than two years - an incredible feat at just 18 years old. The Birmingham, UK native seems back with a vengeace after getting "grouped" in the FeWC this past August.
As the commentators said during during the broadcast, it feels like Hunt is here to make a point.
Fifilza rolled into the cross-console final off the back of a dominant performance in the PlayStation grand final. His opponent, West Ham United's Gabriel "Yago" Fawaz , had come into the day with a big 5-1 win over his console semi-final opponent Brazilian Lucas "LucasRep98" Gonçalves. On top of this, the Hammers esports player had taken down one of the biggest names in the tournament on Saturday, Vitality's Corentin "Maestro" Thullier. But Brito blanked Yago in the first leg; his three-goal lead proved to be enough for the win, but a late flurry in the second half made the final score 6-2 in the end.
Tekkz took care of business in his respective console semi-final, with a 4-0 thrashing of Brazil's Miguel "TheSpiderKong" Bilhar, but he endured a bit of a scare in the console final. He came up against fellow countryman Team FUTWIZ's Kylem "Lyricz" Edwards, and while the match was tied 1-1 even after the first half of the second leg, it took a late 66th minute goal from Eusebio to clinch the Xbox final.
The next FUT Champions Cup will have a quick turnaround, as the FIFA 20 Global Series will return in just two weeks. As always, we'll be back with our three-day coverage when the proceedings begin on November 22. You'll be able to follow all the action by either visiting our homepage or heading directly to Twitch.