He may be one of world’s best players in his position, but when it comes to FIFA, Sergio Busquets is best avoided.
That’s according to pro FIFA player Kevin ‘Klutch’ Brooks, who for the past few weeks has been taking part in the Gfinity Elite Series.
The competition sees some of the UK’s top esports athletes compete in a variety of games – from Street Fighter and Rocket League to FIFA 18 – for huge cash prizes.
Making sure you’ve got the best possible Ultimate Team, then, is a must – but Klutch says you shouldn’t let Busquets’ brilliant 86-rating fool you.
“Sergio has been the transition from defence to attack for Barca for best part of a decade,” explains the 19-year-old.
“He is the best in the world at what he does, but on the game he has no pace at all and has pretty useless stats.”
On the other end of the spectrum is Team of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo, who Klutch named as the most overpowered player on the game – if you can afford him, that is.
“He is strong, quick, agile and has the best finishing on the game,” he said.
“Plus – having five-star skill moves and the ability to do the ‘El Tornado’ makes him unstoppable.”
Of course, none of these attributes matter if you don’t know how to use them effectively.
Thankfully, Klutch revealed the one skill move you need to learn – and you don’t need to be a five-star skiller to pull it off.
“The one skill move you need to learn is the ‘Dragback’,” he said.
“This year it has become an integral part of the FIFA META and it is extremely effective when trying to create space to shoot.”
As FIFA 19 nears, we asked Klutch how is preparing for the game.
“The only steps I can take is to keep playing FIFA until FIFA 19 comes out and keep practising,” he said.
“I am slowly seeing improvement so hopefully I can keep on doing that.”
The Gfinity Elite Series FIFA 18 Grand Final takes place this Friday, live from the Gfinity Esports Arena in London.