- Magicstick81 seized the Grand Prize highlighted by a brand new Kia Sportage
- Loai.Alrwas finished fantastically to snatch second place and a Hisense television
- 2.1 million FIFA.com users played the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy
Two million-plus rivals couldn’t decipher the wizardry – Magicstick81 is the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy champion for Russia 2018 and winner of an amazing Grand Prize, highlighted by a brand new Kia Sportage. Loaibarca finished with a whopping 68 points to rocket from seventh to second and seize coach Loai.Alrwas the second-place prize, decorated by a Hisense television, while Sladuna, YazanYaz and Floydeth claimed the third-to-fifth-placed prizes.
Magicstick coached by Magicstick81 (446 points)
The Grand Prize
- Brand new Kia Sportage
- Signed captain’s armband from the Russia 2018 winners
- Copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4
Magicstick81 boldly unleashed their two Boosters early, and it bore fruit. With Magicstick’s Bench Boost active in Round 1, the coach incredibly managed a maximum seven clean sheets and had two-goal Harry Kane as captain. After having Kane in the armband again in Round 2, which was worth an almighty 32 points, Magicstick81’s Maximum Captain meant Andreas Granqvist had his 12 points doubled into 24 in Round 3.
A lamentable Round 4 saw Magicstick freefall from fifth, but those who wrote them off would regret it. Magicstick81 produced three exceptional rounds thereafter, with courageous captain choices including Corentin Tolisso and Ivan Perisic paying dividends and sending them into the last two matches in third, one point off the pace.
With the coaches above them, Sladuna and Jerseyman8, taking 56 and 37 points respectively, Magicstick81 benefitted bulkily from Belgians in the playoff for third place, with Thibaut Courtois (7 points), Vincent Kompany (6), Thomas Meunier (12) and captain Eden Hazard (6, doubled to 12) proving just enough to stave off the supersonic sprint home of Loai.Alrwas.
Loaibarca coached by Loai.Alrwas (444 points)
- Hisense television
- Signed captain’s armband from the runners-up team at Russia 2018
- Copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4
Rather than put Kevin De Bruyne or Eden Hazard, who were way more popular captain choices, in his armband on Saturday, Loai.Alrwas gave it to Thomas Meunier, who got a huge 12 points doubled into 24. Impressively, five of the coach’s ten outfield players scored a goal in Round 7, which helped Loaibarca clinch a colossal 68 points and leap from seventh to second.
3rd to 5th
Florid coached by Sladuna (441 points)
YazanX coached by YazanYaz (434 points)
Putin In A Shift coached by Floydeth (432 points)
- one fully completed Panini sticker album
- one copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 for PS4
- one signed captain’s armband from a match at Russia 2018
Florid’s six players in the Final returned merely 15 points between them, which ultimately put paid to the hopes of the co-leaders going into Round 7, but coach Sladuna made some genial decisions over the tournament. YazanX was another team that was always there or thereabouts, but YazanYaz will rue seizing just 39 points from the semi-finals. Putin In A Shift, meanwhile, exceptionally came from 131st after the group stage to steam home in fifth.
Round 1: Laxyk91(first), EngAliAdel2 (second), guyk600 (third)
Round 2: kia123456 (first), aznidarsic (second), TeamKoko (third)
Round 3: Cobaain (first), srbijanac99 (second), Madixq (third)
Round 4: Anel89 (first), Ashedin (second), MHiggi (third)
Round 5: Nordlicht4 (first), djespo10 (second), kevinstohan6 (third)
Round 6: SASA542143 (first), G___O (second), Djskinz (third)
Round 7: zumazuma (first), hima_bando (second), Klghhjer_ (third)
McDonald’s and FIFA would like to say a big thank you to the two million-plus who took part – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
The Final Leaderboard
1st. Magicstick coached by Magicstick81 (446 points)
2nd. Loaibarca coached by Loai.Alrwas (444)
3rd. Florid coached by Sladuna (441)
4th. YazanX coached by YazanYaz (434)
5th. Putin In A Shift coached by Floydeth (432)
6th. Schopenhauers coached by Vonpommern (425)
7th. _ FC Lös coached by Ludaslol (424)
8th. TrebleD coached by TrebleD (423)
9th. Allstars Anonymous coached by Jerseyman8 (422)
10th. Zirka coached by Zirka10 (420)
10th. Rufus Athletic coached by Rufussino (420)
12th. BaskayaFC coached by BASKAYAFC (419)
12th. Oxymorons coached by Uros90Nbg (419)
12th. Tselepoul coached by Telonis (419)
15th. ALE… EL PADRE DE coached by MymaLV41 (418)
16th. Hurricane XI coached by Siddub (417)
16th. _Arif AB coached by Zureegh (417)
18th. Tom Stars coached by Daveward2014 (416)
19th. Pique Blinders coached by SBTV123 (415)
19th. FC Elkhan coached by ELKHANELKHAN (415)
19th. FC Kalonka coached by Krymic1991 (415)
Total teams entered: 2.13 million