The FIWC is heading to Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel, providing a luxurious setting for the eighth FIWC Grand Final, taking place from 21-23 May 2012, following Barcelona 2010 and Los Angeles 2011. FIFA and Presenting Partners EA SPORTS and PlayStation will be flying the 24 finalists of the world’s largest online gaming tournament to Dubai for a once in a lifetime experience and the chance to be crowned FIWC champion.
World Cup winner Christian Karembeu, the official FIWC ambassador and a member of FIFA's Technical Study Group who assess the performance of players at FIFA events commented, “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.”
Eleven gamers from seven different countries have already qualified for the Dubai Grand Final meaning that there are still 14 places up for grabs. Contestants can participate in this year’s FIWC through the ongoing online tournament played on the PLAYSTATION®Network, by registering ‘in-game’ in FIFA12 on their PS3™. For more information on the FIWC, go to: www.fifa.com/fiwc . This year's Champion will walk away with $20,000 and an invitation to attend the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012.
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