After a frustrating delay to the competition, reigning champion Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt made it safely through to finals day of the EA Sports FIFA 20 ePremier League, beating Sheffield United’s Spencer “HUGE G0RILLA” 6-0 in the process. Representing team Fnatic, Tekkz demonstrated why he won the event last year and is the favourite to do so again, showing his class against Spencer in the last four of the Xbox One category.
As a result of his convincing victory, Tekkz now knows that West Ham United’s Jamie “Jamboo” Rigden will await him in the semi-finals, an encounter which will take place online on August 28, a day when both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 winners will be determined. The winners of the two events will then go head to head in a two-legged final, before the overall ePremier League champion is announced.
How the 19/20 ePremier League Has Played Out to Date
With the scheduled live finals day at the Gfinity Arena in London in March having been postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, those in charge of the tournament decided to move it online in order to ensure for its completion. The other semi-final will see Watford’s Alex “Hashtag Shawrey” Shaw take on AFC Bournemouth’s Marc “Marley1303”, with Shaw joining teammate Thomas “HashtagTom_” Leese on finals day, who made it safely through in the PlayStation 4 event.
The last four in the PlayStation 4 ePremier League is made up by Leese, Tottenham Hotspur’s Callum “Callumityy” Moore, Arsenal’s Tassal Rushan and Chelsea’s Kyle Hammond, meaning that four London clubs will face off on a day that is already being anticipated by fans.
Finals day will be available to view on Premier League channels between 18:00-22:00 BST on Friday 28 August, while the EASPORTSFIFA Twitch channel will also stream the event.
Why Tekkz is the Firm Favourite to Defend His Title
Fnatic’s Tekkz, who finished in third place at the Fnatic UK Masters – Xbox earlier this year, is undoubtedly the favourite for the 19/20 ePremier League title, with the 18-year-old world No.1 hoping to make it a year to remember for Liverpool. After coming through some close encounters previously, Tekkz made light work of his quarter final opponent, with Hunt having proclaimed that his title success last year is still his biggest achievement to date.
Having represented F2 and KiNG Esports in the past, Tekkz has represented Fnatic since November last year, with his rivalry against Corentin “Maestro” Thuillier and those representing Hashtag being particularly enjoyable for fans.