Nicolas Villalba Wins The FIFA 22 eChampions League

Nicolas 'Nicolas99FC' Villalba is eChampions League Champion in FIFA 22. The Argentine wins the Grand Final against fellow countryman Matias 'MatiasBonanno99' Bonanno in Stockholm. Villalba wins $75,000 and the title FIFA eChampions League Champion. The eCL final in FIFA 22.

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Nicolas99FC wins the eChampions League in FIFA 22. | © FIFA eSports via Twitter

The Champions League in FIFA 22. The last time the competition was a little bit smaller – but this season the tournament stretches over several months and found its climax on May 27th – as usual, one day before the Champions League final.

Players from Europe are allowed to participate. The 256 best registered players of the Global Series are eligible. Until November 11th, anyone (yes, including you) could climb to the top ranks in FUT Division Rivals and qualify for the eChampions League. At least if you play on the PlayStation, because the competition is PS exclusive.

0:2 becomes 7:2 in the final: Nicolas Villalba is eChampions League winner in FIFA 22

What fantastic scenes in the eChampions League final: 'Nicolas99FC' Villalba celebrated a spectacular comeback. The Argentinian played his way to the final in the Upper Final and showed a great performance. But then he couldn't believe his eyes: his compatriot fought his way to the final in the Lower Final and won the first match 3-1 (2-1 and 1-0).

The finals were reset because the lower bracket candidate won the first game. In the decisive duel, MatiasBonanno99 really got going and won 2-0. Everything looked like a final defeat for Nicolas99FC. Last game in the final... and then this: Vilalba swept away his opponent 7-0 and won the eChampions League 2022.

The eChampions League Finalists:

Here are the eight players who came out on top among all participants:

NameNationTeam
Ali ‘Predator’ Oskoui RadGermanyWerder Bremen
Umut ‘Umut’ GültekinGermanyRBLZ Gaming
Laurin-Noah ‘Snakez’ BartschGermanyVfL Bochum 1848
Daniel ‘Denii_10’ MuticGermanyFC Heidenheim 1846
Donovan ‘Tekkz’ HuntUKFnatic
Roee ‘Feldman’ FeldmanIsraelNOM Esports
Nicolas ‘Nicolas99FC’ VillalbaArgentinaGuild Esports
Matías ‘MatiasBonanno99’ BonannoArgentinaTeam Heretics

For everybody who wants to know how the final worked, look at this:

$280,000 Prize Pool – Nicolas99FC Wins $75,000

This is how the FIFA 22 eChampions League prize money is split:

RankPrize Money (USD)
Nicolas99FC$75,000
MatiasBonanno99$50,000
Feldman$30,000
Snakez$20,000
Tekkz & Umut$15,000
PredatorFIFA & Denii_10$10,000

You can find the entire tournament on EA's official FIFA 22 Global Series page.