The French Leandro “LJR Peixoto” Peixoto won this Saturday evening the fifth stage of the FIFA Global Series – which replace the FUTChampions Cup with the Covid-19 pandemic. Crowned European champion at the same time – a first for a French tricolor since 2017 – he impressed with his consistency and his steel mind.
In the final, the Atlantis Wave player – who has just extended with the structure, co-created by footballer Salif Sané, until 2022 – was opposed to the Swede Mattias “xOpTolle” Tolinsson, aged only 16. A title which was played back and forth and which was rich in suspense until the end.
After a first draw (2-2), the second set also failed to decide between the two opponents. With overtime not offering an extra goal, LJR Peixoto and xOpTolle went all the way to a penalty shootout. As a symbol of the similar level displayed by the two finalists, the Frenchman only experienced deliverance thanks to a final penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo, in sudden death.
Already qualified for the play-offs, he increases his lead
If this title is important, it is also because it qualifies for the play-offs, the most important sequel to the FIFA Global Series. This deadline, which will take place in July, will bring together the best players in Europe and will allow the selection of future representatives of the old continent for the eWorld Cup.
Engaged on Xbox One, the French international could find this summer, during the play-offs, his brother. Professional on Playstation 4, Diogo Peixoto has chosen to wear the Portuguese colors and evolves at BDS.