While there were other football games, he preferred Fifa for its content.
As much as he enjoyed playing Fifa, never once did the thought of a Fifa-focused competitive gaming career crossed his mind, especially since he was busy with studies.
While he was pursuing the matriculation programme, his friend joined a local Fifa tournament and fought his way to runner-up.
With encouragement from the friend as well as inspired by his stellar performance, Fenrir decided to test the waters by setting some goals.
He told himself that if he could achieve some form of success in competitive Fifa, he would consider taking eSports seriously.
He managed to perform admirably in local eSports tournaments. Besides being placed second in the Malaysia Cyber Games 2018 Fifa tournament, he is the Fifa champion for the Malaysia eSports League. His biggest achievement to date is being the sole Malaysian representative at PlayStation League Asia 2018.
He competed against seven of the best Fifa players in Asia for a chance to represent the region in Fifa eWorld Cup 2018 last month. But didn’t win the title. In Fifa, Fenrir has one simple tactical philosophy — a good offence is the best defence.
He utilises a heavy offence-style gameplay which not only enables him to attack often but also prevents the opponent from attacking as much.
While it is inevitable for the opponents to score from time to time, he doesn’t prioritise a clean sheet and will try to strike back at his enemies three times as hard.
He does this by dribbling the ball with stylish skills to main solid ball control.
Fenrir is a fan of the Manchester City football club in the Barclays Premier League but in Fifa, that is his third most preferred team.
To maximise his chances of winning in any game, he prefers Spanish football clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Flourishing in eSports is no easy feat and requires plenty of hard work. Fenrir spends five to six hours a day playing Fifa as a form of training.
However, he only does this during the weekends or when he is free as he has to balance his time between studies and Fifa training.
In fact, juggling the two activities is one of his biggest challenges as he believes that studies take priority. The other chal-
Fifa eWorld Cup 2018 final in progress.