Goal Fest as Thunder Start FIFA Adventure
Goals galore marked Team Norse Thunder's debut in the world of FIFA esports with 60 scored without reply across an action-packed weekend in the EUW Premier League.
Though usually representing the team in trading card game tournaments, Dave Scotford has taken up the mantle of leading the new FIFA set up. The team's owner is taking part in the EUW Premier League - a competition which will see him going up against others teams from across the European region.
Back-to-back days of competition could have been seen as an intimidating baptism of fire, but the opposition were swept aside in an absolute goal fest.
Saturday saw Thunder taking on three teams from the Bandesliga organisation - Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dave started brightly and beat Real Madrid 12-0 before thrashing an Inter Milan side 11-0. The final game of the day was a 5-0 demolition job of Wolves - the club he supports.
With 28 goals scored on day one in just three games, the bar of expectation had been set high. Sunday's matches saw Dave taking on three Barcelona teams from the Panda League organisation, but much like the real life Catalan giants, they struggled to keep pace. Dave scored goal after goal in three victories - 12-0, 10-0, and 10-0 respectively.
The starting line up for Dave's team across the weekend was: Nick Pope (GK), Ashley Cole (LB), Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB), Connor Coady (CB), Chris Smalling (CB), Harvey Barnes (LM), David Beckham (RM), James Milner (CM), Steven Gerrard (CM), James Maddison (CAM), and Ian Wright (ST).
Speaking about the weekend's play, Team Norse Thunder's Dave Scotford said: "FIFA is a game we've wanted to do something in for a while, and as I've been playing more and more, its made sense for me to give it a go... but we'll build the roster too. FIFA Mobile is a nice entry point for us and we'll grow into the title from here - we've already had a promising group of people getting involved so we'll see where it goes.
"There's been a decent chunk of time put into shaping the squad I play with and I think there's a pretty decent foundation there now. There's a couple of positions in the midfield that might need looking at and potentially a new striker too. Some of it is needing to do some more training and ranking up with each player, but some of it will be going back into the transfer market."