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IFR Champions Cup 2021 Qualifiers Recap

IFR Champions Cup Qualifiers

Last week, the IFR Champions Cup: Esports Edition held it’s two qualifying stages, consisting of 81 and 75 participants respectively. The qualifiers were a blast as we saw a mixture of players battle it out to reach a top 8 spot. Here’s how it all went down:

List of all qualified players:

  • Antoine Grima (IZIBET)
  • Kevin Borjesson (Betsson Group)
  • Doulton Tonna (Alliance)
  • Djimon Abela Wilson (IZIBET).
  • Daniel Pato (PwC Malta)
  • Mark Bonello Ghio (KPMG Malta)
  • Giorgio Tasciotti (William Hill).
  • Kenneth Scicluna (IZIBET)
  • Adam Kamiar (Hero Gaming)
  • Raymond Bonello (QuickLets & Zanzi Homes)
  • Giovanni Aggius Vella (William Hill)
  • Jonas Arnaud (PokerStars)
  • Walter Marraffa (RE/MAX Malta)
  • Fiobian Manicolo (Chiliz)
  • Sheldon Attard (Betsson Group)
  • Kyle Jones-Wells (Trust Payments)
Credits: IFR

IFR Champions Cup 2021 Qualifiers Briefing

Qualifier #1:

Antoine “It-Ton” Grima was surely the most dominant figure among all participants in the initial qualifier. He ran through the entirety of the bracket without a single loss, scoring a total of 32 goals and only conceding 8. 2nd placer Kevin “Borjesson9” Borjesson didn’t do too bad either. He was the dominant force in the bottom part of the bracket, beating players like Saeion, AltOz, Jonhass, and It-Tonna96. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to close the qualifier with a win as It-Ton was a huge obstacle in the Grand Finals. Bojesson9 finished the bracket with a total of 27 goals scored and 13 goals scored against him.

Qualifier #2:

Despite having fewer players, the second qualifier was not lacking any action. Adam_Kam_13 took the win with a swift run in the bracket, concluding the qualifier with 33 goals scored. He was closely followed by Raymond Bonello, one of the strongest players from the top part of the bracket. Raymond managed to win against players like El Matador, Sparixx, KyleGJW and Steekhutzee87 but didn’t manage to topple Adam in the Grand Final. In the end, he still qualified for the main event, alongside third and fourth placing members Steekhutzee87 and Jonhass.

What’s next?

The IFR Champions Cup Qualifiers were a blast, but now it’s time to look upon the main event, scheduled to occur on the 22nd of May. This event will feature all of the players above, and all will be fighting for the €4,000 prize pool. If you would like to know more about the event, we covered a preview of it a few days ago; check it out here.



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