Sheffield United overcame a three-game epic against Exeter City to advance to the next stage of the FIFA QuaranTeam tournament.
The FIFA QuaranTeam tournament is currently capturing the imaginations of football fans. Given the lack of actual sport at the moment, it’s as close to a football fix as some people will get for a good while.
Sheffield United are flying in the Premier League proper at the moment. So, naturally, it looks like their good form has continued into the E-Sports world.
The Blades have set on the pro player, @MHaywxrd, to take the club into the QuaranTeam tournament. And it looks like it’s a move that’s paying off for the red and white half of the city.
Sheffield United need three attempts at FIFA QuaranTeam
In an unprecedented outcome so far in the tournament, United needed three attempts to get past Exeter.
Both the first game was a 1-1 draw with both teams looking nervous. The second fixture seemed to be in the bag for Sheffield United until a 93rd-minute equaliser for Exeter forced the third tie.
However, ‘Mitch’ would have problems navigating his way through this time around.
Oli McBurnie scored the opener before Exeter once again equalised. But this time, Lys Mousset popped up with a coolly taken winner for United to see them advance into the next round of FIFA QuaranTeam.
FIFA QuaranTeam bragging rights for Sheffield United
Just like in real football, United now hold the bragging rights in the Steel City.
Sheffield Wednesday were knocked out of the competition last night. The Owls were seen off by Dutch side, Groningen, despite being one of the favourites to win the whole tournament.
Sheffield United fans will be looking to get any bit of one-upmanship they can at the moment. Therefore, expect plenty of Blades fans to be rubbing this one into their neighbours’ noses.
It means United now advance into the last 32 of FIFA QuaranTeam. The tournament was set up by Leyton Orient and is raising money for charity along the way.