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eSports Player Bio – Spencer ‘Gorilla’ Ealing

Kirk Miller
6 May 2022 |
Updated: 6 May 2022
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Name Spencer Ealing
In-Game Name Gorilla
Year Born 1997
Nationality British
Current Game FIFA
Organisation Excel Esports
Most Notable Honours FIWC 2017 World Champion

6 x GFinity Champion

EA Sports FIFA Madrid Xbox Champion

Player Background

Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing is undoubtedly one of the best FIFA players in the world. Born in Birmingham, England in 1997, Ealing grew up loving football – especially West Bromwich Albion – and played up front for his school’s team.

Like most young football fans, it was almost inevitable that he would turn his hand towards playing FIFA at some point. Originally picking up the game in 2003, Ealing burst onto the competitive FIFA scene in 2014 and has had an incredibly lucrative career from that point onwards. 

Professional History

Gorilla’s competitive FIFA journey started in 2014, when he signed up for an online Gfinity tournament. Although unsuccessful in his first year, Ealing wasn’t deterred. He qualified for, and won, his first-ever LAN event – the Gfinity Spring Master I – the following year.

Impressed by his potential, Excel Esports signed Gorilla in April 2015. It was during his tenure at the British esports organisation that he won his second and third Gfinity tournaments: Spring Master II and Play Like a Legend: Season 4.

Ealing left Excel in September 2015, joining Epsilon eSports until February 2017. While FIFA 16 was in rotation, Gorilla won Play Like a Legend: Season 1, Play Like a Legend: Season 2 and Play Like a Legend: Grand Final, making him a six-time Gfinity champion.

After a disappointing couple of results at the Electronic Sports World Cup in Paris and the Ultimate Team Championship Series 2017: Season 1, Gorilla decided to make the switch to UNILAD Esports, a new organisation looking to take the esports scene by storm.

Ealing played with UNILAD for just over a year, during which time he won the FIFA Interactive World Cup in 2017, arguably the game’s biggest tournament. Played in London, Gorilla beat Kai “Deto” Wollin 7-3 to win the competition and take home a considerable portion of the prize pool.

Spencer joined FaZe Clan very briefly in 2018, before moving to Nomen Est Omen (NEO), a Swiss esports organisation. Ealing saw very little success during his time with FaZe and NEO – excluding a Futhead victory and a FUT Champions qualification – eventually making the decision to rejoin the Excel roster.

During his years in professional FIFA, Ealing has created a career for himself on YouTube and Twitch, amassing over 200,000 Twitch followers and well over half a million YouTube subscribers at the time of writing. Created in November 2015, not long into his foray into professional esports, Spencer’s YouTube channel, ‘Huge Gorilla’, has over 85 million total views. Ealing primarily posts videos about pack openings, new tactics and formations, and FUT Champs.

Gorilla utilises his Twitch account several times a week, primarily streaming FUT Champs when possible. Ealing has amassed a strong following, with hundreds of regular viewers tuning into his streams religiously.

Professional Success

Spencer Ealing has enjoyed huge amounts of professional success during his time playing FIFA. On top of his impressive six Gfinity tournament wins and becoming FIWC World Champion in 2017, winning himself a cool $200,000 in the process, Gorilla has several other notable achievements to his name.

Ealing won the Ultimate Team Championship Series 2017: Season 2 (Europe), beating Daxe 2-0 in the final. He also became the EA Sports FIFA Madrid Xbox Champion, making 2017 a particularly significant year for one of Britain’s best esports players.

In 2020, he came first in the Futhead Tuesday Night Football #24, and then breezed through the FUT 20 Champions Cup Stage IV in the same year. In March 2022, Gorilla helped Excel Esports win the FIFA 22 Global Series: Masters Cup, earning the team $15,000 and finishing above top esports organisations such as Guild Esports and Fnatic.

As of the beginning of 2022, Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing had earned approximately $374,770 through competitive gaming, making him one of the world’s highest FIFA esports earners.

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