FIFA World Cup Grand Final coming to Dubai
From the nearly one million FIFA 12 gamers vying for a spot at the grand final, only 24 will make it, and only one will be crowned FIWC champion.
The FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final (FIWC) is going to be hosted at the Jumeirah Beach hotel in Dubai this year.
The eighth FIWC Grand Final will take place from 21-23 May 2012, and FIFA in association with presenting partners EA Sports and PlayStation will be flying the 24 finalists to Dubai to participate in one of the world's biggest online gaming tournaments. Only one will be crowned the ultimate FIWC champion.
Christian Karembu, former FIFA World Cup champion and current scout for Arsenal FC, has been unveiled as the official FIWC ambassador. He said: "I am delighted to be a part of this year's FIWC Grand Final. The tournament gives football fans all over the globe the opportunity to become a real FIFA World Champion. The fact that over 1,000,000 players have taken part in this year's tournament is astonishing and just goes to show how popular the FIWC is with football fans."
Over 1 million gamers from around the globe have competed with FIFA 12 online, via PS3, and at live qualification events to grab a once in a lifetime chance at the Grand Final. Eleven gamers from seven different countries have already achieved their place at the Grand Final, so as of now 14 places are still open.
The winner will be awarded $20,000 in prize money and an invitation to attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012.