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Liverpool ePL stars' different paths to final

28 Mar 2019
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Donovan Hunt and Dariosh Krowner recall their contrasting journeys to today's ePremier League Final

The players representing Liverpool in today's ePremier League Final took very different paths to wear the famous red shirt down in London.

Donovan Hunt, aka F2Tekkz, is a six-time EA SPORTS FIFA champion and seeded No 1 in the Xbox category.

On the other hand, Dariosh Krowner was relatively unknown coming into the Liverpool ePremier League playoffs last month.

"I was a bit of underdog, but I had to show what I had," Krowner tells Liverpool's official website. "You’ve just got to make a name for yourself in tournaments like this."

And make a name for himself he did.

Facing professional player Danny Taylor in the PlayStation playoff final, he scored a golden-goal winner.

"I was over the moon, it was mad," he says. "I couldn’t really describe the feeling.

"I wasn’t expected to win and nobody thought I would. The emotion took over and I couldn’t keep it all in."

By contrast, F2Tekkz only just got to the playoff. He had flown back to the United Kingdom after playing in the United States so he could compete at Anfield for a chance to represent his favourite club.

"I’d won a tournament the day before in Atlanta," said F2Tekkz. "I landed at 12pm in London and got to the tournament about 10 minutes before I had to play!"

But the effort was certainly worth it for the Reds fan.

"As a kid I wanted to be a player for Liverpool. I’m not good enough with the feet so I’ve gone for the hands and it’s working well.

"I had to win. I managed to and now I feel part of Liverpool."

Also in this series

Part 1: From FIFA in his room, to playing for Everton
Part 2: Overcoming the odds to represent Brighton
Part 3: Meet the ePremier League Xbox finalists
Part 4: Meet the ePremier League PlayStation finalists
Part 5: How to watch the ePremier League Final
Part 6: 'It doesn't get better than representing Newcastle'

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