Maccabi GB has worked with all 6 Confederations (continents) within Maccabi World Union, to launch the first ever worldwide Maccabi E-sports competition.
Across the Maccabi GB tournament, 88 people competed on the PlayStation and 44 on an Xbox, starting with Knock Out matches in May. After 5 rounds of matches, on Tuesday 23rd June Maccabi GB streamed the live final of the Maccabi GB FIFA championship finals to over 100 people online.
Winners of the Maccabi GB final included Jayden Groden from Glasgow in the Xbox Competition winning 2-0 against Zander Davis and Adam Morrow from London in the PlayStation 4 competition winning 2-1 against Sam Whiteman.
Martin Berliner, Chief Executive of Maccabi GB and Maccabi Europe commented ‘We are delighted by the success of the competition and the reach that it has had worldwide with Maccabi countries from across the world. I look forward to watching the continental competitions in weeks to come’.
This Continental championship commences on 26th June, this includes 20 of the top Jewish Maccabi players from Europe out of the 400, and competitions in South Africa, Australia, North American and South America are underway.