The FIFAE World Cup, is one of the most inclusive esports tournaments in existence. Players of EA Sport’s FIFA series from all over the world can compete in a bid to progress through the qualifiers with the hopes of competing in the most-watched and nerve-racking pinnacle event of the season – the final. A chance to lift the FIFAe World Cup Trophy. There can only be one champion.
Thomas Lyte was honoured to be chosen as the designers and makers of the first FIFAe World Cup Trophy. The FIFAe World Cup is a tournament held by FIFA and its presenting partner EA Sports, players from across the globe compete in head-to-head matches of the latest incarnation of the hugely popular FIFA Video game franchise, in search of the best FIFA console player in the world.
Designed by Thomas Lyte’s design team and hand crafted in Thomas Lyte’s world-renowned London Workshops from the finest silver and gold plate, the bespoke trophy stands at 50cm tall. The manufacturing process combined traditional silversmithing methods, including spinning, hand chasing, hand engraving, silver and gold plating and hand polishing. Overlaying these traditional skills our manufacturing team employed leading-edge, pioneering modern techniques.
The stunning new FIFA eWorld Cup is crafted with a central column featuring a distinct graphic inlay that is dramatically engraved. In contrast to the column’s satin finish, a sheet of highly polished silver plate spirals up the length of the trophy, atop of which sits a hand-engraved silver globe, a FIFA trophy family trait, which is adorned by a stylised golden crown, crafted in the image of the FIFAe World Cup logo.
The open qualifying format saw over 20 million participants compete in the initial online stages of the 2018 tournament. This was a record for an online eSports game, recognised by the Guinness World Records. The Grand Final which was held in London at the O2 Arena over a 3-day period in August 2018 amassed a stunning 29 million digital viewers that saw Mosaad “Msdossary” Aldossary of Saudi Arabia triumph over 32 finalists to lift the new trophy and be crowned Global Champion.
In addition to our work on the FIFAe World Cup, Thomas Lyte is proud to have designed and hand-crafted the eChampions League Trophy, the ePremier League Trophy, and two more prestigious esports trophies for Riot Games’ League of Legends, the Summoner’s Cup (Worlds) Trophy, and the LEC Trophy.
Our team make the conceivable possible, while preserving traditional skills, pioneering modern methods, and promoting authentic British craft across the globe. Combining the latest technologies with centuries of knowledge, Thomas Lyte’s silver workshops in London, England house world-class facilities for an elite team of designers and makers, masters of their craft. Learn about 3D printing, electroforming and other new technologies that our team have introduced to our sustainable handcrafting process.
Materials. Sterling Silver + 24 Carat Gold Plate
Workshop Processes. Cleaning, Filing, Sanding, Chasing, Polishing, Plating And Engraving
Thomas Lyte are proud to be the entrusted designers and makers of the FIFAe World Cup Trophy.
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