FIFA players around the world are currently wondering about Anders Vejrgang and his performance at FUT Champions. The 14-year-old competed in the first seven Weekend Leagues at FIFA 21 without defeat, and one can confidently call him the “King of the Weekend League”.
Of course, the term “child prodigy” is not far when it comes to Anders Vejrgang. He is undoubtedly one of the most talented FIFA players in the world and made a name for himself on FIFA 21 with an impressive series.
He has 210 wins in 210 games. That’s right, over 200 opponents have already failed because of him and that in the Weekend League, the “premier class” of the Ultimate Team mode.
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This perfect record in a video game is absolutely impressive anyway. Many players around the world complain week after week about how flawed gameplay and servers are at FIFA and like to blame defeats on this or on the subject of “momentum”. Vejrgang has defied all this so far – his balance sheet speaks for itself.
Many are currently asking themselves the simple question: How does he do it? Fortunately, you can follow the games of the world’s best players on FIFA 21, and the Dane also streams his appearances in the Weekend League himself.
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That’s why you can understand how Vejrgang wins victory after victory and what his tactics are. Of course, other world-class players can do this best, who actually share their tips and tricks with thousands of fans on social media – but this time they look to Vejrgang and are impressed themselves.
This also includes Mirza Jahic, one of the most popular German-speaking FIFA YouTubers with almost 200,000 YouTube subscribers. He did an analysis for Vejrgang’s game and shows us what makes the 14-year-old so strong.
He takes examples of this from a weekend league game by Vejrgang against another elite player. Vejrgang uses a 4-4-2 system ingame – the key players are Kylian Mbappé and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The two set the tone in the attacking game, because Vejrgang primarily relies on the 1-on-1 duel between the two strikers against the opponent’s central defenders. The opposing midfield is usually already overplayed in these situations.
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Then it’s about the two attackers shaking off their opponents with their force and two tricks that he almost always relies on. The first trick involves passes with the combination L1 & X (PlayStation) or LT & A (Xbox).
This is not just a normal flat pass, but the player who plays the pass immediately starts moving downwards again – in this case behind the back four. Vejrgang has perfected that and he very often lets the ball pass back and forth between the two strikers several times.
For the opponent, it means at the same time preventing a fatal pass from being played behind the defensive chain, but also not neglecting the pressure on the player on the ball – managing both flawlessly at once is a real challenge.
Especially because as a single player you can only control one defender at this moment. That’s why you have to rely on the computer control when it comes to the position of the other central defender.
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This is programmed in such a way that he always tries to run past the striker on his run down – and thus offers space because it also removes the offside. Vejrgang can then make excellent use of these spaces, and here we come to the second trick.
Because he then manages to skillfully get his players going with skills moves. Vejrgang in particular uses the stepover very often to not only shake off his opponent, but also to advance into dangerous areas at high speed.
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This is used by moving the right stick in the opposite direction of the running direction and then making a 45-degree movement with the stick in the direction in which you want to run.
This skill move was so strong in FIFA 21 that it was even weakened in a title update – but if you can do it correctly, it should still have an effect that can be seen.
The game on the offensive is clearly tailored to the duo, who admittedly are absolutely impressive and certainly not everyone has that in their squad.
Defensively, we advise you to act cautiously and cautiously – the main thing is not to make mistakes and to offer the opponent gaps.
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So anyone who expected a super complex approach at Vejrgang that leads to a unique selling proposition around the world will be disappointed. The 14-year-old simply has clear concepts in the game with and against the ball, which he has perfected and which he knows will work well in the game. What also helps him, of course, is the outstanding game material that he has.