Levante eSports Cup: Lonewolf just misses out on a semi-final place

This was much more than a simple PlayStation tournament. The Levante eSports Cup was an incredible display of pro gamers from across Europe, who came to Valencia to compete in a top-level FIFA 18 tournament, the virtual equivalent of the Champions League.

Amongst the participants was our very own Mattia Lonewolf92 Guarracino who represented the Blucerchiati at the Estadi Ciutad de Valencia, where he just missed out on a deserved semi-final place.

The competition, in which all teams have an overall rating of 85, was played using a Swiss format and featured some stellar names from European football: PSG, Stuttgart, Ajax and Valencia. Lonewolf got off to a losing start against his bogey team Brøndby (he was defeated 1-2 just as he was at the FIFA Interactive Club World Cup). He managed to bounce back against the representative of the Kashima Antlers, a leading Japanese club, with a 4-3 victory, before emerging victorious over Manchester City’s Kez after a Golden Goal.

Lonewolf’s campaign suffered a fatal blow against AS Monaco’s Florian Maridat, as he fell to an undeserved 2-1 defeat. He did manage to end his tournament on a positive note, winning an all-Italian clash with Roma. With three wins from five matches, our man finished in fifth place in what was a respectable performance.

The final is set to take place tomorrow – during the half-time interval of Levante and Athletic Bilbao’s La Liga clash – and will see Brøndby face PSV Eindhoven, after they respectively eliminated Twente and Sparta Rotterdam.