The EA Champions Cup 2017, a major eSports tournament for EA Sports FIFA Online 3, will have participants from Malaysia and Singapore in the form of the SAM Elites, a team of four all-star FIFA Online 3 players from these 2 countries. These four were brought together from a series of national qualifiers and an open qualifier, the members of SAM Elite are: Aaron "FlashJ0K3R" Gomez, Darren "FlashRJ" Gan, Ajim "zFeedMeMore" Hakim and Jaron "SyncxJaron" Lim. Being led by "FlashJ0K3R" himself, this awesome foursome will take center stage at the Poly World Trade Center Expo in Guangzhou, China and stand a chance to win from the 330,000 USD prize pool.
The will be 12 teams across 7 different regions competing for the grand prize. Southeast Asia's Garena will be represented by not only SAM Elite, but also by other teams from this region. Other teams include: TNP from Thailand, the Vietnam Dragons from Vietnam,and Indonesia MVP from Indonesia. While the representatives from Southeast Asia are varied, China themselves have 4 teams in the running, which are FSL, EMU, DFB and Glory MU. Korea on the other hand will be sending 3 teams, adidas NEMEZIZ, adidas ACE, adidas X. To top it all off, EA Sports is bringing the United Console team, a team that is made up of players from France, Ukraine and Sweden.
Chun Jan Bong, Garena's eSports Associate has this to say: “In the Singapore and Malaysia (SAM) server, there has always been a great spirit for competition between the two countries as we often collaborate on local tournaments and grassroot programs. The formation of SAM Elites marks an important milestone as we are especially excited to see our professional players fight and the community unite.” We here in Gamehubs hopes for the best and give our support for our hometown heroes, SAM Elites, and hope they get to bring the gold back home. Fans of the game can show their support of the Malaysian FIFA Online 3 Facebook page or on their Twitch channel.