Vancouver Whitecaps Esports star "Exraa" wins North American Qualifier championship

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Vancouver Whitecaps Esports talent Alex "Exraa" Gonzalez captured the Xbox championship Sunday in the FIFA 21 Global Series North American Qualifier 1 event.

Exraa defeated New York City FC's Squirrel in the final by an 11-3 aggregate final score. He also defeated FC Cincinnati's Fiddle and Henry from Essentials Gaming.

The 19-year-old native of Regina, Sask., also earned a US$5,000 cash prize and points towards qualification to the North American Regional Playoffs and the 2021 FIFAe World Cup.

The North American Qualifier 2 event will take place Feb. 6 and 7.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2021.

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