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The internet’s response to Sky Sports screening a FIFA 16 tournament was brutal

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The footballing stars aligned last night to produce a rather bizarre evening on Sky Sports 1

A break in the domestic top flight for international friendlies coincided with the finals of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 - an event held at New York's Apollo Theater in which professional gamers can showcase their FIFA skills for a $20,000 cash prize.

Related: 11 Signs you're the worst kind of FIFA player 

While eSports is a growing force online - with numerous tournaments now offering winnings of over £100,000 - the wider subscription base of Sky Sports weren't impressed to see gamers dominate their television schedule for the better part of the evening, complete with professional pundits and commentators analysing their skills/button bashing.

Like your own petulant reaction to your older brother thrashing you 4-0 on Sensi, things got... childish.

For those viewers who managed to embraced the spectacle, they were treated to an incredible final that saw Danish gamer Mohamad Al-Bacha (playing as France) beat England's Sean Allen (playing as Brazil) over two legs - drawing the first 2-2 before coming back from 3-1 down in the second to draw 3-3, winning on away goals.

You can marvel at their FIFA prowess below. Sure, they might not be handy in your five-a-side squad, but you'll be taught a new meaning of the word 'thrashing' if you come up against one of them in an online match.

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Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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