Article by Adam Brown @AdamMNVi
Liverpool’s latest signing Donovan Hunt, also known as ‘F2Tekkz’ is set to compete in the inaugural ePremier League in London later this month.
The Premier League announced a partnership with EA Sports back in October, creating the first ever FIFA 19 eSports competition to be affiliated with England’s top division.
As Jurgen Klopp continues the title challenge on the pitch, the Reds will be hopeful of also winning the ePremier League trophy, represented strongly by Donovan ‘F2Tekkz’ Hunt (XBOX) and Dariosh Krowner (PS4).
“It’s a real honour to represent Liverpool. I have supported the club all my life,” said F2Tekkz.
The 17-year-old Liverpool fan emerged onto FIFA’s competitive gaming scene last year and has since worked his way to the top of the FIFA 19 rankings – winning three out of four FUT Champions Cup events. We even got to see Steven Gerrard make an appearance in the final of the last one.
Tekkz’s success comes from quick passing and skill combined with the aptitude to score goals from any angle. For those not too familiar with FIFA, think of Luis Suarez from the 2013/14 season; clinical finishing and limitless flair. As a result, It’s common to see exciting combinations of four or five skill moves leading up to a goal – winning games with style against the world’s best opposition.
“Being a professional eSports player requires a lot of hard work and mental focus.”
Those unfamiliar with competitive gaming may not appreciate the amount of dedication that is required to play at the highest level. Millions of players play FIFA every year, only a fraction of those will qualify for live events.
Donovan’s ability to stay in top form is down to his work ethic which you would associate with a Jurgen Klopp player. Hours of practice occupy weeks through qualifying and competing. But not just that, every pro FIFA player wants to be where Tekkz is, which means he has to work even harder to stay #1 in the rankings.
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Much like in the Premier League, there is a thin line between success and failure. Small margins mean that professional eSports players have to work hard to gain an edge in a fiercely competitive environment.
The Reds’ FIFA star seems to be taking each tournament in his stride, showing a calmness which many Liverpool fans could learn from. When was winning any competition easy? It’s too often that a bad result will cause a meltdown on LFC Twitter.
“I hope to deliver as many tournament wins as possible and that Liverpool win the league!”
F2Tekkz is ready to take Liverpool to the top of the eSports stage. If Klopp can follow by delivering the Premier League title in May, the Reds could begin one of their most successful periods in history.
The finals of the ePremier League begin on March 28th
By Adam Brown – @AdamMNVi