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Play Like A Legend World Grand Final

Play Like A Legend World Grand Final

The Competition

The Play Like a Legend World Grand Final is almost here! After hosting two breath-taking seasons, Xbox is now ready to present to you the final series of the Play Like a Legend Championship. Sixteen of the world’s best FIFA 16 Ultimate Team players will battle head-to-head for a slice of the $15,000 prize pool live at the Gfinity Arena, 7th - 9th May 2016.

The fixtures showcased in Season 2 of the Play Like a Legend Championship were on par with any Champions League match. Our final was a classic derby between fellow teammates, Epsilon Gorilla and Epsilon Daxe. Gorilla comfortably retained his crown and $4,000 with a 5 - 1 victory over Epsilon Daxe, who took home $2,000 and the runners-up trophy ahead of Vitality Brian, who earned $1,000 for finishing 3rd.

With an abundance of amazing goals scored in Season 2, we've handpicked the best 5 goals of the competition for you to enjoy in the video below.

  

The final whistle has been blown for Season 2, but the Grand Final pre-season is already underway. Thousands of worldwide FIFA fans are currently entering our ongoing online qualifiers and competing in intense, box-to-box, gruelling matches with the hope of qualifying for the Play Like a Legend Grand Finals in May.

Hundred's aspire to be the best but only 1 can be a Legend!
Hundred's aspire to be the best but only one can be a Legend!

 

There will be no better FIFA 16 event you can experience in London this year! Will the reigning champion Spence Ealing complete his hat-trick in the grand final or will we witness the birth of a new champion being crowned?

Can Spencer Ealing achieve a clean sheet for the series?
Can Spencer Ealing achieve a clean sheet for the series?

 

The final tournament will be held on 7th - 9th of May.

Group Stages: Saturday 7th of May. Starts at 11:45 am BST, finishes at 8:00 pm BST (doors open 11:30am)

Knock outs: Sunday 8th of May. Starts at 11:45 am BST, finishes at 8:00 pm BST (doors open 11:30am)

Kick back in comfy cinema seats for all-day action played out live on stage and projected onto Vue's 4K Cinema Screens and booming surround sound. Our live professional analysts will keep you informed with what's going on whilst you can enjoy Gfinity-exclusive discounts on Vue's snacks and drink selection. Located in the heart of London, the Gfinity Arena is in the UK's first dedicated eSports arena and is surrounded by great shops, restaurants and bars and just a minute's walk from Fulham Broadway underground station.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Gfinity Arena is being used to photograph and record video and film footage in connection with the promotional and publicity campaign of our live eSports events. By your presence in the Arena, you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be photographed and recorded as part of the release in home video and/or any media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity throughout the universe and the advertising and publicity thereof. Further, by your presence here, you grant your permission for your likeness and voice to be included therein without compensation, credit or other consideration. If you do not wish to be photographed, recorded, or appear under these conditions, you should not enter the Gfinity Arena.

Gfinity Arena

Venue

Gfinity Arena

ADDRESS:

Gfinity Arena,
Fulham Broadway Retail Centre,
Fulham Rd,
London SW6 1BW

In the surrounding area to the Gfinity Arena, there are many hotels and bed & breakfasts catering for a wide range of budgets.

We recommend the following hotels nearby to the Gfinity Arena:

Affordable: Travelodge Hotel - London Fulham (approx 10 mins)
290-302 North End Rd
London
Fulham 
London SW6 1NQ
www.travelodge.co.uk

★★★ Hotel ibis - Earls Court (approx 10 mins)
47 Lillie Road
Earl's Court
London SW6 1UD
http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-5623

★★★ Holiday Inn Express London - Earl's Court (approx 10 mins)
295 North End Road
London
W14 9NS
http://www.exhiearlscourt.co.uk/

★★★★ Millennium & Copthorne Hotel at Chelsea FC (approx 5 mins)
Stamford Bridge
Fulham Road
London, SW6 1HS
http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Looking for other hotels in the surrounding area? Use this link: www.booking.com

Restaurants

There are a variety of restaurants within Fulham Broadway Retail Centre:

Yo Sushi www.yosushi.com
Nando www.nandos.co.uk 
Pizza Express www.pizzaexpress.com 
Wagamama www.wagamama.com

There are also several restaurants just outside the retail centre, all within a couple of minutes’ walk.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen www.gbk.co.uk 
Bodean’s BBQ www.bodeansbbq.com 
Byron Burger www.byronhamburgers.com

Bars

There is one pub located within the retail centre:

Oyster Rooms Wetherspoon – Open until midnight every day. www.jdwetherspoon.com

Outside of the retail centre you have a choice of the following:

Brogans Traditional Irish Pub – open until 1am on Friday & Saturday www.brogansfulham.co.uk 
The Elk – Funky bar/club, DJ and cocktails – open until 1am on Friday & Saturday www.elkbar.com
Kona Kai – Cocktail bar – open Fri until 1.30am & Saturday until 2.30am www.konakai.co.uk

Shopping

If you fancy a spot of shopping, one of London’s largest shopping centres is only 18minutes by tube.

Westfield London - www.westfield.com/london: take the District Line to Nottinghill Gate & then the Central Line to Shepherds Bush

Sightseeing

If you’d like to see the sights of London then check out the Visit London website for a list of museums, sights and attractions. www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/sightseeing

If you intend to make a day of it you could even purchase the London Pass for great savings.

If you require some inspiration Time Out has a list of 101 of things to do in London.

By London Underground or National Rail:

The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway on the District Line. If changing at Earls Court Station take a Wimbledon-bound tube. There are two Overground stations near to Stamford Bridge, West Brompton and Imperial Wharf, which are approximately a 15-minute walk from the arena These are both on a direct line between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction.

Frequent Routes

Heathrow Terminals 1-3 
Take the Underground PICCADILLY LINE to Earls Court
Change train at Earls Court take the DISTRICT LINE to Fulham Broadway

Gatwick Airport

Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria
Take the Underground DISTRICT LINE from Victoria to Fulham Broadway

Stansted Airport

Take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street
Take the Underground CENTRAL LINE from Liverpool Street to Notting Hill Gate
Change trains and take the DISTRICT LINE to Fulham Broadway

London City Airport

DLR Line to Canning Town DLR Station
Change train, take the Underground JUBILEE LINE to Westminster
Change train and take the DISTRICT LINE to Fulham Broadway

London Luton Airport

A shuttle bus service operates to and from Luton Airport Parkway Station 
Take the East Midlands Train to London St Pancras 
Change trains and walk to Kings Cross St Pancras Underground Station

London St Pancras

Take the Underground PICCADILLY LINE to Earls Court Change train at Earls Court take the DISTRICT LINE to Fulham Broadway

London Euston

Underground – Northern Line Euston to Embankment
District Line Embankment to Fulham Broadway

Paddington

Underground – District Line Paddington to Fulham Broadway

By Bus:

There are two bus stops outside the Gfinity Arena on the Fulham Road, use number 14, 211 and 414 buses.

By Car:

We advise against travelling to the Gfinity Arena by car due to local parking restrictions and heavy congestion at weekends.

Driving from The North, East or West:

Use the M25 to Junction 15 and turn off onto the M4 towards London. Follow the M4 which becomes the A4 up to Hammersmith. Go over the Hammersmith Flyover and a further 1.5 miles before turning off for Earls Court. Go past Earls Court station and across Old Brompton Road, eventually reaching Fulham Road. Turn right at the traffic lights.

Driving from The South:

Cross the river at Wandsworth Bridge and head up Wandsworth Bridge Road. At the junction with New King's Road, turn right and then immediately left. This will take you up to Fulham Broadway. Turn right onto Fulham Road and the retail complex will be on your left.