FUT FM 74
My hands are sweaty, knees are weak, and my arms are heavy.
There’s vomit on my sweater already, and no, it’s not mom’s spaghetti.
It’s because the first Weekend League of FIFA 19 is about to happen!
A Wretched Hive Of Scum And Villainy
If you’re new to FIFA or haven’t played FUT Champs before, there’s something you have to understand.
You don’t play the Weekend League for funsies.
The Weekend League has the best rewards in all of FIFA, and this tends to bring out the worst in people. From angry messages to disconnect glitches, you’re in for a roller coaster live that you’ll either love or hate, no in between.
Get ready to see loads of cross spam, long finesse shots, and hands off defending.
Get ready to see loads of deep back lines set to drop back.
Get ready to question your own sanity if the servers don’t hold up.
However, this year the Weekend League has been reduced to 30 games. This is a great step towards a different system for FUT Champs, so all in all, the entire ordeal should be less stressful for the general player. For the pros, it’s arguably even more stressful since the margin for error is reduced.
It’ll be super interesting to see how the game ends up performing in this first WL because it will help inform us of what the overall FIFA 19 meta will be. Although we already have some ideas, the Champions Channel will go a long way in uncovering what the best methods for winning matches are.
The ePremier League
The world’s most popular league is finally dipping its toes into esports tournaments.
In partnership with EA, the Premier League will host a UK based tournament with pros representing their EPL clubs on the scene. Although cash prizes are not present here, top players will end up going to the eWorld Cup, which is the biggest esports tournament that FIFA has.
It’s exciting to see the Premier League taking esports more seriously, and this will be a huge test for FIFA. If a league this popular can’t create big interest in the FIFA esports scene, where does that leave everything? Are esports of actual sports just not that interesting? Or are they “the next big thing?” Time will tell, but things are looking very positive!