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RedLac reaches knockouts in FIFA Qualifier 3

Professional FIFA player Alfie ‘AC RedLac’ Calder had a mixed Global Series Qualifier 3 as he ultimately bowed out at the round of 64 stage.

The 19-year-old got off to an excellent start in the third of four major qualification events this season as he bids to reach his first ever FIFA eWorld Cup wearing Claret & Blue.

RedLac concluded the Swiss group stages on Saturday with a strong record of five wins to two defeats against the other top-ranked players in Europe West.

Sadly, however, a contentious sending-off late on saw the Hammer’s campaign end at the first hurdle in Sunday’s knockout stages with a 3-2 defeat on aggregate in extra-time to Olympique Lyonnais’ professional Esports player ‘Ama2zerr’.

As a result, RedLac gained 50 FGS points, bringing his total up to 125 for the season – but with at least 200 to 250 points likely to be required to reach the Global Series Playoffs this season, the Hammer will now need at least a top-eight finish in the final online Qualifier event in May.

RedLac got the weekend off to a brilliant start with emphatic wins over SNG Esports ‘JoeyySharpe’ (6-3 on aggregate) and ‘Czohinho’ (3-2), before two losses in his next three games left him needing to win his final two group-stage matches to advance.

Given the calibre of opposition, the Iron was forced to play some outstanding FIFA, overcoming Fuenla Esports’ Mario ‘Ritzier17’ (4-0 on aggregate) and Elleven Esports’ Marc ‘Marley’ – a former ePremier League Champion on Xbox – by five goals to one.

That was enough to take RedLac through to the second day of competition but, having won the first leg against Ama2zerr by two goals to nil, a second-leg loss by the same margin – plus a late red card – yielded an eventual extra-time defeat.

The culmination of RedLac’s competitive efforts this season are therefore likely to take place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May, when a strong finish to the campaign will be required to take the next step in overall qualification.

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