MANCHESTER, England — Saudi Arabia’s Falcon MSDossary dominated the Xbox bracket and defeated German pro Eisvogel in the Grand Final to claim the coveted FUT Champions Cup trophy.
It all came down to this, the final day of the FUT Champions Cup Manchester. Only two players remained in the tournament, down from the 128 that walked into the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, UK on Friday.
MSDosary and Eisvogel took their places on each side of the stage, a fountain of sparks spouting into the air in front of them as the words “GRAND FINAL” flashed on the massive screen behind them. Eisvogel struck first once the match began, but his opponent wouldn’t go down without a fight. The score at the end of the first leg was a deserved 2-2, considering how even most of the game seemed.
But it didn’t take long for MSDosary to gain the upper hand for the first time in the final. He scored a few minutes after kickoff and again later in the half, making it 4-2 going into halftime. Two more goals would follow for MSDosary, making it 6-4 on aggregate and putting the game out of reach for his German opponent.
Overwhelmed at his success, MSDosary admitted after being presented with the trophy that he had missed succeeding at the highest level. “It’s been a year-and-a-half, and I’m thirsty.” He also noted that he was excited at the opportunity to reaffirm his quality and defend his title when he heads to the Global Series Playoffs this summer. “It also gave me a lot of trust in myself, and that my play is tight.”
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