By The Canadian Press on January 10, 2021.
Vancouver Whitecaps Esports talent Alex “Exraa” Gonzalez captured the Xbox championship Sunday in the FIFA 21 Global Series North American Qualifier 1 event.
Exraa defeated New York City FC’s Squirrel in the final by an 11-3 aggregate final score. He also defeated FC Cincinnati’s Fiddle and Henry from Essentials Gaming.
The 19-year-old native of Regina, Sask., also earned a US$5,000 cash prize and points towards qualification to the North American Regional Playoffs and the 2021 FIFAe World Cup.
The North American Qualifier 2 event will take place Feb. 6 and 7.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2021.