There's no better victory than besting a friend in a video game. So, for a special episode of Ball Boyz, co-hosts George Ocampo and Ian Servantes put their money where there mouth is and go 1-on-1 in FIFA 19.
While fighting for bragging rights, both Ball Boyz play in style rocking the latest collaborative jersey collection from EA Sports and adidas football. The collection, which is also featured in the newest FIFA installment, re-invents the look of four iconic clubs: Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and Juventus with very unique designs that pay homage to the club and city.
Ian and George spice things up by forgoing a regular soccer match for FIFA's various Kick-Off modes. In addition to the classic match, which is simply a normal match without added visuals or modified rules, there are five new game types that players can choose from: UEFA Champions League, House Rules, Best Of Series, Home & Away, and Cup Finals. Each type has a twist on the normal match experience, making things interesting.
Since Ian is an avid FIFA player, unlike George, the two decide to play the new match option "Survival Mode", which means each time a user scores a goal, a random player from the scoring club is removed (excluding the goalkeeper) to create more challenging gameplay for the player in the lead. After, they take off the the handle bars and try out the "No Rules" mode, a match where anything goes. There are no offside calls, fouls, or bookings.
As the two go head-to-head, they open up about how kits, cleats, and other aspects of soccer have influenced style trends, new FIFA 19 dribble mechanics, their favorite goal celebrations, and more. Watch the Ball Boyz face-off in FIFA 19 in the video above and see who comes out victorious.
For more Ball Boyz, check out our previous episode with NBA star PJ Tucker.