Singapore qualify for FIFAe Nations Cup Final for second year running
The trio of Muhammad Syakir, Ahmad Sufian and Amraan Gani secured qualification after winning the Asia and Oceania regional play-offs.
Singapore has earned qualification to the FIFAe Nations Cup Final, after the trio of Muhammad Syakir, Ahmad Sufian, and Amraan Gani won the competition’s Asia and Oceania regional play-offs on Sunday (Jun 12).
This is the second consecutive year in which Singapore has achieved qualification to the international esports competition’s finals.
During the play-ins stage of the competition, Singapore – currently ranked sixth in the world – achieved 15 wins, six draws and seven losses over 28 games played across four weeks.
Singapore were then drawn into the same group as New Zealand (ranked 44th), Korea Republic (28th), Brunei Darussalam (76th) and Vietnam (80th) and finished top with six wins and two draws.
In the winner’s bracket of the competition, Singapore beat Macau (75th) to qualify for the play-offs.
Up against Malaysia (7th), Australia (38th) and Japan (19th), Singapore won all three matches to advance into the final, where they defeated Japan once more.
The FIFAe Nations Cup Finals will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark from Jul 27 to Jul 30, where Singapore will compete as the only Southeast Asian country among 24 nations.
A total of US$400,000 (S$556,302) in prizes are up for grabs.