Double champion in Brazil, multiple time online champions, with his 21 years old, Rafael ‘Rafifa13’ is used to the FIFA tournaments. His participations at the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) in 2014 and at the ESWC World Championships in 2015 haven’t seen him crowned champion, but 2017 is his year. With a beautiful victory in Miami during the FUT Regionals, Rafifa13 has qualified for the FUT Champions Finale which will take place in Berlin and which could lead him to the grand FIWC Finale.
« I’m honored to be part of a tradition team like Paris Saint-Germain. It’s a dream for every boy who loves football to be representing “Rouge et Bleu” and with me it couldn’t be different. Brazilians have a great importance in the history of PSG and I hope to be one of them. »
Aggressive on the field, Rafifa13 takes advantage of every single mistakes his opponents could make. He describes his own playstyle as « quite aggressive, focused on solidity defense and fast transition to the field of attack. » Does he feel pressure playing for PSG ? He sure does, but he knows exactly how to handle it !
« I am experienced and will try to throw all this pressure to my opponents, throwing to them the fear and pressure of facing a PSG player ! »
Despite his qualification for the FUT Champions Finale in Berlin, Rafael does not rest on his laurels and keeps on working in order to keep improving his level and to be prepared at his best for the competition.
« It will be a great opportunity for me and for PSG and I will do my best to get out of there as the champion. »
Humility, passion, victory. Those are our guidelines and Rafael ‘Rafifa13’ Fortes understood it and is determined more than ever to bring another cup for the parisian club.
According to Bora ‘Yellowstar’ Kim, head of eSports : « Paris Saint-Germain has a long story with Brazil and Brazilians, they are part of the club’s identity. Rafael has been present on the FIFA scene for many years and has progressed a lot year after year. He has now reached his best level with his beautiful victory during the Regionals in Miami. He is one of the favorite for the FIWC Finale, and we will offer him the best possible environment for him to go as far as possible. His recruitment shows our club’s will to be present on every continent where eSports is and develop the name of PSG eSports ! »
« I would like to thank all those who support my career and contribute to FIFA’s growth in the eSports scene. This achievement is a great moment for me and for all South Americans and just a kickoff for a whole scenario of achievements of mine and all of us. Believe in your dreams and allez Paris ! »
Once again, welcome to Rafael ‘Rafifa13‘ Fortes, we will be able to see him on the scene on May 19th for his first official competition under the colors of the Paris Saint-Germain eSports !