The top 5 FIFA esport Newcomers in 2017
FIFA eSport is a scene much like football, where stars spring up, young and hungry, and take their competitors by storm. Check out our list of the top five newcomers in the FIFA eSport scene in 2017.
#5 Shaun „XShellzz“ Springette
Coming in at number 5 is Shaun „XShellzz“ Springette, who although little is known about him seems to be a player with promise. He made his debut in the live FIFA events, the Regionals in Paris, and managed to automatically qualify for FUT Champions Finale in Berlin. Keep an eye out for this young gun!
#4 James „Jamboo“ Ridgen – West Ham FC
Number 4 is James „Jamboo“ Ridgen, who is currently ranked No.1 FUT17 player on Xbox in Europe. His YouTube following has increased exponentially from nothing to half a million subscribers in a mere 6 months. He has also performed consistently in the Weekend Leagues, managing to win 40/40 games several times, a feat even veterans are jealous of. His rise also includes his signing for West Ham FC, who signed FIWC16 Runner-Up Sean Allen last year.
#3 Christopher „NYC_Chris“ Holly – NYC FC
The first name on our podium is Christopher „NYC_Chris” (formerly “didychrislito”) Holly, whose first time at a live FIFA event was in Miami at the Regional Finals. He finished Runner-Up at the Regional Finals in Vancouver to book his place at the FUT Champions Finale in Berlin. He also recently made history by becoming the first MLS eSport FIFA player, by signing for NYC FC on April 5th.
#2 Rafael „Rafifa13“ Salles – PSG eSports
Number 2 on our list is Rafael „Rafifa13“ Salles, who has been active on the competitive scene for five years now. He came out winner in the Season 1 Qualifiers in the Americas and booked his place at the Finale in Berlin . On April 17th 2017, he was announced as the new signing for PSG eSports, joining the team made up of FIFA legend August “Agge” Rosenmeier and Number 1 on this list, Lucas „Daxe“ Cuillerier.
#1 Lucas „Daxe“ Cuillerier – PSG eSports
Lucas „Daxe“ Cuillerier is therefore the top newcomer of 2017. At 16 years old he is one of the youngest participants, and definitely the most successful. He was crowned ESWC Champion this year, and ranked Number 1 in FUT Weekend League, winning 118 out of 120 games, a near perfect record. Moreover, he also plays for PSG eSports, fast-becoming a team of elite FIFA players. We expect big things from him at the FIWC Grand Final.