Defending ePremier League champion Thomas "Hashtag Tom" Leese progressed to Finals Day thanks to an epic sudden-death penalty-shootout victory over Liverpool's Daniel 'Stingrayjnr' Ray in Wednesday's quarter-finals.
Tottenham Hotspur's Hashtag Tom went through in the most dramatic fashion, following a 2-2 draw over two legs, to set up a semi-final match against Sheffield United's Mitchell 'Mhaywxrd' Hayward on Friday.
It capped off a remarkable day for the 2019/20 champion, who also beat Brighton & Hove Albion's Marc 'MarcMarleyyy' Marley in a repeat of last season's cross-console Grand Final, before narrowly avoiding an elimination match as he edged past Leeds United's Michael 'Michael-Fisher20' Fisher with a stoppage-time winner.
Hashtag Tom says reaching Finals Day with his beloved Spurs makes it extra special.
"It meant a lot," he said. "Doing it for Spurs, the club I've supported my entire life, is massive."
Sheff Utd's Mhaywxrd, a first-time ePL semi-finalist, knocked out Southampton’s Ethan 'EthxnH' Higgins after winning both of his group-stage matches.
MarcMarleyyy recovered from his 7-3 group-stage defeat to Hashtag Tom to reach the last four.
A goal deep into stoppage time of extra-time, courtesy of the in-game character of Marcus Rashford, sealed a semi-final spot for the 2019/20 Xbox champion.
Manchester City's Shaun 'Shellzz' Springette, the No 4 seed on PS4, had a Man City player to thank for sending him through to the semi-finals.
Cosmin beat the No 2 and No 3 seeds on his way to facing Shellzz, but came up short in Wednesday's last quarter-final.
The semi-finals and finals will be played on both consoles on Friday, followed by the Grand Final to determine the overall winner.
|Fri 26 March||18:00-22:00||Xbox/PS4 semi-finals + finals + Grand Final|