Garena Malaysia held the fifth season of the EA Sports FIFA Online 3 national championships at the Mineski eSports Arena in Kajang over the weekend,
Over the course of seven hours, four teams went head to head for their share of the RM40,000 prize pool and the chance to be crowned Singapore and Malaysia’s best EA Sports FIFA Online 3 team. Competing teams were:
- OUG 45 (RSRippedJeannn, J0K3R, RSWintersss, OrangeOld)
- Azuri Crew (XXSousukeXX, Fardhino, Hullrocks, SynCxJaron),
- RB.eMaster (RBxA13x, RBxArroyos, eMasterVin)
- Geng Raid Z (GRzSekaiichi, GRzKucaiJr, GRzKikarenggo, GRzPablo).
The starting match of the day saw OUG 45 going up against Geng Raid Z, with OUG 45 winning the match 2-1, sending Geng Raid Z down to the lower bracket. First time qualifiers to the National Championships grand finals, Azuri Crew, took on RB.eMaster but lost 0-2 to them. Later on, Azuri Crew’s grand finals journey got cut short when Geng Raid Z won 2-1 in the lower brackets semi-finals.
Meanwhile in the upper bracket, OUG 45 won 2-0 against RB.eMaster, sending them down to the lower bracket finals. There they meet Geng Raid Z but RB.eMaster wasted no time in beating them 2-0 to get another shot at the title.
FIFA Online 3 National Championships Season 5 Grand Finals
Challenging OUG 45 yet again in the best of five Winner Stay format finals, RB.eMaster lost the first two matches but they surprisingly made a comeback and won the series with a 3-2 score.
And with that, eMasterVin is the only person to have won the National Championships twice (Season 3 and Season 5). He and his team brought home RM16,000 from the prize pool, while Team OUG 45, Geng Raid Z, and Azuri Crew won RM8,000, RM4,000, and RM2,000 respectively.
FIFA Online 3 is a free-to-play version of the popular FIFA title. Players are allowed to customise their teams, but must earn in-game currency to buy new players and items. It is also one of the few football titles to allow 5v5 multiplayer games. FO3 was originally launched in South Korea, but now also caters to Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and China.