After a successful two days, last night VS Gaming crowned the winners of the Xbox One and Playstation 4 EA SPORTS FIFA tournament. The VS Gaming Cup, held on 05 and 06 May, saw 1,024 players compete to win the right to contest the FIFA eWorld Cup playoffs later this year.

After two grand finals, Shiaan Rubeer and 16 year old Thabo Moloi were victorious on Xbox One and Playstation 4 respectively. Each player won R400,000 as the first prize on each platform.

Wanda Mkhize, spokesperson for VS Gaming said, “This was an historic moment for efootball in South Africa. Through this tournament South African players have now been given the international spotlight that they deserve. This is what it means for VS Gaming – to open new doors of possibility for our players and thereby grow our communities.”

VS Gaming was given the rights to host a FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier in March after signing an agreement with EA Sports.

“We are proud of what we have been able to achieve this weekend. Over a thousand players competed to take on the worlds best and two of our South Africans will be able to compete on the world stage as a result. We are excited to see what the future holds for this sector,” says Mkhize.


The top four players across each platform were:

Xbox One

First place:          Shiaan Rugbeer

Second place:    Irshaad Mahomed

Third place:         Abu Akhalwaya

Fourth place:      Khalid Fakie


Playstation 4

First place:          Thabo Mike Moloi

Second place:    Zuhair Ebrahim

Third place:         Ziyadh Caasim

Fourth place:      Mohammed Fiaz Mahomed 


About the VS Gaming Cup

  • 1,024 players took part in the tournament
  • There were 512 players on Xbox One
  • There were 512 players on Playstation 4
  • The total prize pool for this year is over R1,5 million with the winner on each platform receiving R400, 000. The breakdown is as follows:
XBOX WINNERSPS4 WINNERSPRIZE POOLTOTAL
1st Place1st PlaceR400 000R800 000
2nd Place2nd PlaceR150 000R300 000
3rd Place3rd PlaceR75 000R150 000
4st Place4st PlaceR30 000R60 000
5th–8th Place5th–8th PlaceR15 000R120 000
9th–16th Place9th–16th PlaceR5 000R80 000
  R755 000R1 510 000

For more details on the entire EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series, please visit www.FUTChampions.com