Wolves beat Groningen to win Ultimare Quaran Team title set up by Orient
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Wolves fans have been given a rare chance to cheer some success during the suspension of football after their club claimed the Ultimate QuaranTeam prize.
The Premier League club’s official eSports set-up beat their counterparts from Dutch side Groningen 2-1 at FIFA 20 in the final of the 128-team tournament.
The competition, which was organised by Leyton Orient, involved representatives of clubs from across Europe.
Wolves were represented by Brazil-based esporter Flavio and an 84th-minute winner gave their fans the bragging rights.
The competition has raised more than £57,000 on JustGiving with the majority of the cash going to Sky Bet Football League clubs to help mitigate the loss of income sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The remaining quarter of the money will be split between mental health charity Mind and the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser.
The initial target had been to raise £50,000 but the bar was raised to £100,000.
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Other clubs to take part in the tournament included Manchester City, Benfica and Roma with Crystal Palace’s England international Andros Townsend among the players.