FIFA 20 commentator earns Guinness World Record for insane FUT Draft - Dexerto

FIFA 20 commentator earns Guinness World Record for insane FUT Draft

Published: 10/Apr/2020 17:59

by Jacob Hale


FIFA player Brandon Smith is most widely known for being the voice of FIFA esports the world over – but now he’s entered the Guinness Book of World Records for his gameplay.

Alongside long-time duo Richard Buckley, Smith has commentated the biggest events in FIFA over the last few years and made for some iconic moments, but this might be the biggest yet.

He has officially become a Guinness World Record holder for a brand new record achieved in-game, and it’s genuinely mind-blowing to think about how much effort must have gone into it.

Smith actually achieved the feat during a 24-hour charity stream.

On April 10, Smith announced that after an incredible performance between March 17-18, he officially holds the world record for the most FIFA 20 FUT Draft matches won in 24 hours.

The record is a brand-new one having not been recorded before, and Smith clocked in with a whopping 63 matches won throughout those 24 hours – comfortably beating the minimum threshold of 50 that they had set for him.

On average, this means Brandon won almost 3 matches every hour – which is especially impressive when you consider the FUT Draft is only four matches, anyway. The feat is even more impressive when you consider that it was completed during a 24-hour charity livestream, in which he managed to raise £1,500 for charities Young Minds and Cancer Research

In a statement made exclusively to Dexerto, Smith said: “Achieving a GWR has always been something that I’ve wanted to do in the past, it was just a case of which record to attempt! It had to be something FIFA related, but also something that would be challenging both mentally and physically.”

He also added that the hardest part was “definitely the night shift” at around 4-6am, as he had played about 50 games back to back for 18-20 hours.

Although he made the record with 63 wins, it’s unfathomable to think that there were probably some losses in there, too, and he likely had to endure far more than 63, and those losses must have made it even harder to keep going as a result.

Responding to former professional footballer David Meyler, Smith said that it’s more of a mental challenge than a skill-based one, which certainly makes sense given how stressful FUT Draft can be at the best of times.

Needless to say, there were plenty of avid FIFA players in the responses – pros included – saying that they would be interested in giving it a go, so Brandon might not be the record holder for much longer.


How to complete FIFA 21 UEFA Marquee Matchups SBC Week 2

Published: 27/Oct/2020 22:32

by Nate Searl


The Champions League Group Stage is underway and with that comes the UEFA Marquee Matchups SBC in FIFA 21. Here, we look at how many coins Week 2 will cost you, plus easy solutions to complete both of the teams in the requirements. 

There are some exciting matches around the Champions League this week. Barcelona takes on Juventus (Piemonte Calcio in FIFA 21) in an exciting matchup featuring Lionel Messi, and then Olympique de Marseille (OM) takes on Manchester City.

These are the two games this week’s Marquee Matchups SBCs are based on, so expect to need cards from these teams. Don’t worry if you don’t have any though, you can surely find them for cheap on the FUT Market.

Without any further ado, let’s jump straight to the requirements, cost, and solutions for these SBCs – provided by FUTBIN.

FIFA 21 UEFA Marquee Matchups SBC Week 2

OM v Manchester City requirements

  • Players from OM or Liverpool: Min 1
  • Same League Count: Max 3
  • Rare Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 75
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Gold Pack

Cost and solution

Cost: 5,000 to 9,000 coins


Marquee Matchups SBC FIFA 21 FUT Week 2
OM v Manchester City solution for the SBC

Juventus v Barcelona

  • Players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
  • Players from LaLiga Santander: Min 1
  • Clubs in the squad: Min 5
  • Rare Players: Min 2
  • Squad Rating: Min 77
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Mixed Players

Cost and solution

Cost: 7,000 to 8,000 coins

Marquee Matchups Week 2 SBC FUT FIFA 21
Juventus v Barcelona SBC Solution

Rewards and expiry

For completing the two challenges, you will land a Prime Mixed Players pack and Rare Gold Pack, as well as a Small Rare Players Pack. This week’s Marquee Matchups SBC is relatively cheap and well worth the investment. Be sure to take advantage of it while it lasts.

The challenge expires on November 3, where we will no doubt learn about Week 3 soon after. With so many great cards included in the latest Team of the Week, it’s probably worth completing as many Squad Building Challenges as you can to give you the best chance of landing one.