Feyenoord's eSporters have been keeping busy during these trying times. Recently, they participated in two tournaments over the last few weeks – the FIFA Ultimate Quaran-Team and the International Showmatch tournament.
The FIFA Ultimate Quaran-Team tournament was a global tournament which included a grand total of 128 eSport teams from professional football clubs from all around the world. The tournament was initially organized by England League Two football club Leyton Orient. The aim of the tournament was to raise money for charities fighting against the COVID-19 and help support football clubs in the lower leagues get through tough financial times.
The Feyenoord eSport team put in an impressive run, scoring a total of nine goals and conceding an impressive zero goals in their first four rounds. They faced Orlando City SC in the first round (5-0 win), rivals Sparta Rotterdam in the second round (1-0 win), Fortuna Sittard in the third round (2-0 win) and Queens Park Rangers in the fourth round (1-0 win). Unfortunately, Feyenoord fell to İstanbul Başakşehir in the quarterfinals of the tournament, with a final score of 0-1. The tournament’s eventual winner was Wolverhampton Wanderers from the English Premier League, and the tournament raised over 50,000 British Pounds!
The second tournament was an International Showmatch tournament. This tournament was organized by Italian club ACF Fiorentina’s eSport team. The tournament consisted of four teams: Feyenoord, ACF Fiorentina, Parma and Sassuolo. Our Feyenoord eSport team put in a very solid tournament, making it to the finals – but unfortunately losing out to ACF Fiorentina.