- Won the title back in 2014 in Brazil
- En route to his seventh Grand Final appearance
- A brief history of the Great Dane
August Rosenmeier is one of the most experienced players on the scene, and is on track to tie Alfonso Ramos’ record this year with his seventh Grand Final appearance. The Great Dane has been in solid form this season once again and is one of the most consistent players in eFootball. His FIFA eWorld Cup™ story began back in 2012 – and there may well be plenty more chapters still to come:
How it all began
“The moment I saw Francisco Cruz holding the trophy aloft, I said to myself: ‘I need to qualify for a Grand Final’.” 12 months later, and August Rosenmeier’s plan had become reality, making it through to the 2012 Grand Final only to go out in the group stage. Another year on and he was once again taking part in the Grand Final, using the experience he had gained to make it all the way through to the quarter-final, where he lost out to one of the most successful eFootballers of all time, Bruce Grannec.
Reaching the summit
In 2014, the Dane made it three Grand Final appearances in a row. Despite only being 18 years old at the time, Rosenmeier already had plenty of experience and certainly had the title in his sights. He battled his way into the final, and despite conceding an early goal, he came from behind to defeat England’s David Bytheway to fulfil his FIFA eWorld Cup dream.
Another two Grand Final appearances followed, then his run of five consecutive qualifications came to an end in 2017. Critics announced that his best days were behind him, but the Great Dane worked his way back in 2018, took part in the FIFA eClub World Cup 2018 and once again made it through from over 20 million players around the world to be one of the 32 entrants at the FIFA eWorld Cup.
‘Agge’ did not manage to scale the heights of 2014, but he certainly showed his critics that he was still a force to be reckoned with. Prior to this season, and after spells with clubs including PSG eSports and Hashtag United, he returned home to The North / FC Kopenhagen and is once again on track to qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup. He currently sits at No.22 in the Rankings, and a good showing in the play-offs will see him in sole possession of the record for the most Grand Final appearances.