FC Pro Open: Match Week Five Action and Live Upgrades

On Monday night, the EA FC 24 Pro Open Match Week Five saw Group A return to action after their first meeting on 27 November 2023. Match Week Five witnessed exciting matches and very tense moments as Emre Yilmaz, Umut, Lukas, Mark11 and H1dalgo locked horns in the UK.

All the players had faced each other once and were meeting for the last time to determine who advances to the knockout round of the global competition that kicked off in November 2023. Emre Yilmaz and Umut, who were on top of the standings after Match Week One, maintained their spots to become the first players in the tournament to make it through to the knockouts.

Highlights from Match Week Five

Monday’s event started with action between Mark11 and H1dalgo, which ended in victory for the Spaniard who badly wanted to reduce the gap between himself and the top two players in the group. Unfortunately for him, Emre Yilmaz secured a 3-0 win over Lukas in another fixture played at the same time, making his next game against Umut a must-win.

Facing Umut, H1dalgo had everything at stake as a win for the the RBLZ Gaming star would all but seal his place in the knockout stages. H1dalgo started the game well but a late rally by Umut saw him suffer a 4-1 defeat. Thence, qualification places were already sealed and the remaining fixtures were only to determine who will finish top of the group and who will make it to the top four.

Mark11, who was winless in Match Week One, earned his first three points when he beat Lukas 3-2, thanks to a late set-piece goal from Virgil van Dijk.

Lukas returned to winning ways in the next round when he thumped H1dalgo 5-2. In another fixture, Umut beat Emre Yilmaz 4-2 to boost his chances of topping the table.

In Round 9, Lukas earned a well deserved 4-4 draw against Umut, which led him to securing fourth place in the standings. Mark11 suffered another setback in the same round as he was thrashed 5-2 by Emre Yilmaz.

More drama followed in the final round where Emre Yilmaz stunned H1dalgo with a 6-2 win and Mark11 ended a disappointing campaign with a narrow win over Umut.

Group A Final Standings

It’s all over in Group A after 10 rounds of tense matchups and the fate of the players having been sealed. Umut, who finished as runner-up, is likely to face PHzin in the Quarter-finals. Lukas has booked a place in next season’s FC Pro Open Global Qualifier after finishing fourth in the group standings. Below is how Group A looks like after Match Week Five:

Live Item Upgrades

The real winner of Monday night was actually the community, as all five cards involved either got upgrades in the previous match week or became eligible for one. Below is the final set of upgrades applied to all the cards after the end of Match Week One and Match Week Five:

  • Donyell Malen – +3 IF upgrades, +2 playstyles +1 alternate position
  • Renan Lodi – +3 IF upgrades, +2 playstyles, +1 alternate position
  • Sadio Mané – +1 IF upgrade, +1 playstyle, + 1 alternate position
  • Randall Kolo Muani – +1 IF upgrade, +1 playstyle, + 1 alternate position
  • Denis Genreau – +1 IF upgrade, +1 playstyle, + 1 alternate position

What are the FC Pro Open Dates?

The final phase of the FC Pro Open will be held over an 8-week schedule as presented below:

  • Match Week 1 – 27th Nov, 2023
  • Match Week 2 – 4th Dec, 2023
  • Match Week 3 – 11th Dec, 2023
  • Match Week 4 –18th Dec, 2023
  • Match Week 5 – 8th Jan, 2024
  • Match Week 6 –15th Jan, 2024
  • Match Week 7 – 22nd Jan, 2024
  • Match Week 8 – 29th Jan, 2024
  • Final – 3rd Feb, 2024

Fans can tune in to EA Sports’ Twitch and YouTube channels and see their favourite pros compete for the FC Pro Open title and also win rewards while doing so.

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