The Gfinity FIFA 2018 Spring Cup Live sports Finals took place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort on May 12, and gamers Gordon “Fiddle” Thornsberry from Cincinnati, Ohio, claimed the Xbox One championship while Mexican-American player Redona “Joksan” Tello won the title on PlayStation 4. The two champions will advance to compete in the FIFA 18 Global Playoffs in Amsterdam, with the hopes of earning a spot in the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final in August.
Fourteen of the best video game players from the United States, Canada and Mexico brought their significant gaming skills to the most magical place on earth May 12, for the Gfinity FIFA 2018 Spring Cup Live esports Finals – a competitive video game tournament. It marked the first time Disney hosted an esports event at the sports complex, showcasing the fourteen players competing on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 formats (7 on Xbox One and 7 on PlayStation 4). The tournament was a continuation of Disney’s efforts to expand its portfolio of hosting new sporting events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is the premier site for amateur sports in the nation. The complex hosts more than 100 entertainment and sporting events each year and has accommodated 70 different sports featuring athletes from 70 different countries since opening its doors in 1997.