This weekend, Honey Badger will be teaming up with Breakaway’s Airbrn to represent New Zealand in the first ever FIFA eNations Cup, a real honour for him and a proud moment for Hashtag United.
To qualify for his spot in the national team, Honey Badger had to play 24 hours of online FIFA qualifiers consecutively, before flying 12,000 miles to play one single game of FIFA in New Zealand.
Players will be competing in 1 v 1 and 2 v 2 matches on both Xbox and PlayStation, where the top two nations from each group will proceed to the knockout stages.
For those of you wondering about how the groups are looking…
– Group A: England, Finland, South Africa, France, Saudi Arabia
– Group B: Spain, USA, New Zealand, Mexico, China PR
– Group C: Germany, Norway, Sweden, Argentina, Brazil
– Group D: Portugal, Russia, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands
I’ve taken home the @NZ_Football national championship!! 🏆
I’ll be off to the @FIFAeWorldCup in a couple of weeks!!
— Hashtag Honey Badger (@HTU_HoneyBadger) March 26, 2019
As well as pride and for the country of New Zealand, Honey Badger will also be competing for the following rewards:
Prize money and rewards (per team)
1st place: $40,000
2nd place: $20,000
3rd – 4th place: $8,000
5th – 8th place: $3,000
9th – 16th place: $1,100
17th – 20th place: $800
— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) April 8, 2019
FIFA Global Series points (per player)
1st place: 1500
2nd place: 850
3rd – 4th place: 625
5th – 8th place: 450
9th – 16th place: 275
17th – 20th place: 150
Good luck, Honey Badger! Take a look at an exclusive interview with him here.