Christian Spiteri quickly rose to become Malta’s greatest FIFA player after Kurt “Kurt0411” Fenech was prohibited from competing. With back-to-back wins in the BOV ePremier League in 2020 and 2021, as well as numerous international achievements in official EA Sports events, including 5th-8th place in the PGL Masters Bucharest in 2019, 9th-16th in the FUT Champions Cup 2018 also in Bucharest, as well as placements in the eClub World Cup in 2019 and 2020 put Christian Spiteri as one of the top European players.
His best achievement, however, was his 5th-8th place in the FIFA Global Series 2019 in Berlin, which earned him a cool $10,000, which he achieved after defeating Team Vitality’s Maestro, at the time the 2nd best rated FIFA19 player on PS4.
His achievements throughout his long career in FIFA has earned him a spot amongst the most successful esports players in Malta. He is also the second-highest earner in Maltese esports history, with over $22,000 in winnings to his name. His first tournament win was actually in the first LAN event organised by gamers.com.mt, held all the way back in November 2012, in the Naxxar Parish Hall.
His impressive performance in FIFA got him professional contracts with teams such as The Imperial, Redemption eSports as well as the team that he played for in the past year, SAF (Serious About FIFA). Christian also represented Malta in the FIFAe Nations Cup 2021, in which he and Gianluca “Turbuleense” Sant defeated Bulgaria, and drew against Romania, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic. Christian also represented Santa Lucia FC for two seasons in the BOV ePremier League, and brought home the gold both times, going undefeated in any series.
In his message on Twitter, Christian hints that he might still be involved in the competitive scene through coaching and other projects.
With both of Malta’s esports stars, Christian Spiteri and Kurt Fenech, out of the picture for competition, it remains to be seen on whose head the crown will now fall. Malta is certainly not lacking talent in FIFA, with players such as Luke Bartolo, Brandsha, Dunstan12 and Turbuleense all viable contenders for the throne.