Fifa is a seriously competitive game, with a seriously competitive gamer base. With a new edition being released every year and every S-Tier being organized and hosted by real-world governing bodies, Fifa’s professional scene is one of the most hotly contested in the entire Esports industry. To help you get to grips with Fifa’s Esports scene, Gamelevate takes you through five of the best pro Fifa 22 players you can follow this year.
Arguably the most famous Fifa player on the planet, the rise of Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt in the past couple of years has been one of the biggest storylines in getting Esports into the mainstream.
The Englishman rose to prominence as a sixteen-year-old in 2018 at the FUT 18 Champions Cup in Barcelona, winning the event with some of the most relentless attacking the professional community had seen at the time. One of the most successful pro players in the history of competitive Fifa, Tekkz has won over ten tournaments, netting him over $500,000 in winnings, and was signed up by Fnatic in 2019.
Saudi Arabian Mosaad “Msdossary” Aldossary arrived on the competitive Fifa scene back in 2017, and within a year had won the most prestigious tournament on the planet. Winning the FIFAe World Cup at the age of just eighteen put him on everybody’s radar, and the consistency ‘the Saudi Prince’ has shown in the years since has been remarkable.
With over twenty official events under his belt, the debate between Msdossary and Tekkz over who the GOAT of competitive Fifa remains one of the most hotly talked about topics in the entire Esports world.
Christopher “Chris” Holly, also known as ‘NYC Chris’, is undoubtedly the face of Fifa’s Esports scene in North America right now. Having grown up in Haiti most of his life, Chris’ rise to the top of competitive Fifa came in 2019 on the back of winning the inaugural eChampions League in 2019, netting him a cool $100,000 in the process.
Still representing his beloved New York City in the game, he also cemented himself as the best American in the game with a win at the 2021 eMLS Cup.
The face of Manchester City in the competitive Fifa scene, twenty-one-year-old Shaun ‘Shellzz‘ Springette made his foray into the world of Esports whilst still in school, winning the 2017 Playstation final and finishing as the runner-up at the Berlin FUT Championship.
Without a doubt, his biggest triumph to date came in 2021 when he won the ePremier League for the Cityzens, nearly four years after initially joining the team. One of the hottest rising stars in the Fifa space, Shellzz has bagged himself roughly $132,000 in prize earnings at officials, and his sights will firmly be set on the likes of Tekkz as he looks to become Britain’s best Fifa pro.
Nicolas “nicolas99fc” Villalba is a twenty-one-year-old pro player from Argentina and rose to everyone’s attention on the back of some solid showings at various events back in 2016. With approximately $340,000 in prize earnings, nicolas99fc has seen off the best of the best throughout his career and has a stellar record as one of the best PlayStation players in the competitive space.
He also teamed up with Tekkz at the FIFA eClub World Cup back in 2019 and is still plying his trade with FC Basel 1893.