Favourites die in the preliminary round
A great first tournament round is behind the FIFA Pro Clubs EU Masters 2021, the FIFA Pro Clubs at ISPO Munich. In a four-hour live show, the Pro Clubs mode was presented to a wide audience and the games were broadcast live on the major social media channels.
But there were not only happy faces. There were disappointed faces at Equality 05 and FC St. Pauli. The two Pro Clubs teams were among the favourites at the FIFA Pro Clubs EU Masters 2021, but both teams were eliminated early on.
The Hamburg team was eliminated in the third round against Polish representative Zawisza Bydgoszcz eSports. Zawisza wasn't the only team from Poland to make a splash. The Pro Clubs team of the football club Widzew Lodz reached the semi-finals with a 1:0 victory over Portimonense SC.
There could be no other winner!
Team Equality 05 from Wuppertal was eliminated in the quarterfinals against FC Isernhagen. The FC ISHGN prevailed clearly with 4:1. "Equality is a very good team. But in the end we wanted to say our qualities. We did a super job. Especially the first 30 minutes we were very strong in pressing. After the course of the game, there could be no other winner than our team," reported Nico Möhlenbruch of FC ISHGN in the live show around the first day of play.
The match in the 2nd round between Esports United Saar and Vesper Gaming caused some excitement. A player of Vesper was put on Any after he had connection problems. Esports United Saar didn't agree because the bot even scored a goal.