Millions of Players from More than 60 Nations Expected to Compete; More than a Projected 20 Official League Partners to Host Tournaments; Watch Today’s EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Twitch Kickoff Show to Learn More
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced the launch of the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld CupTM. Millions will compete in this robust and accessible nine-month competition with a prize pool now exceeding $3 million up for grabs.
The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series continues to expand as more than 20 of the world’s most notable football leagues will run local events. Residents within each respective nation can sign-up and compete. League partners include the Premier League, Australian A-League, Austrian Bundesliga, Bundesliga, Danish Superliga, LaLiga, LFP, Maltese Premier League, Norwegian Elite Serien, Polish Ekstraklasa, Saudi Professional League, Ukrainian Premier League and more. The UEFA eChampions League also returns as EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series stars will represent the top clubs in the world.
“The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series is the most inclusive esports competition on the planet,” said FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner Brent Koning. “Anyone can become a superstar and the opportunity to do so has accelerated with the more than 20 official league partners now in the mix. This connection to global sport drives viewer intrigue, and that positions us well for surpassing last year’s 800 million minutes of EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series content watched.”
Catch former U.S. Men’s National Team player Jimmy Conrad, current EA SPORTS FIFA competitor and content creator Mike Labelle, and notable esports commentator and host Dan Gaskin provide a comprehensive overview of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series. They’ll cover everything you need to know about the new season, plus discuss early EA SPORTS FIFA 20 tips and tricks today, October 7 at 7 pm UK local time on the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch channel.
The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series schedule can be found at http://www.futchampions.com and below are additional ways to compete and watch.
- The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup: To qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup 2020, competitors must earn enough EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Ranking Points to qualify for one of the 128 (64 per platform) seats at the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Playoffs. Competitors earn points through their performances at marquee live events, which players can qualify through their online performance. Then, the top 16 ranked players each on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One will advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup™ where an EA SPORTS FIFA 20 World Champion will be crowned.
- FUT Champions Cups: There are six FUT Champions Cups throughout the season with the first taking place on November 8. FUT Champions Cups are EA Majors, largescale global live events that feature an open qualification format. All competitors have the same path towards FUT Champions Cup glory, and that journey starts first through online competition.
- FIFA eNations Cup: All eligible nations will be able to create a national team in order to take part in the qualification and offer players more opportunities to participate via domestic events. The second year of the annual national team competition will feature a 2v2 team format.
- FIFA eClub World Cup: An enhanced online qualification over a longer time period year-over-year will provide opportunities for clubs all over the world to qualify for the live event. The format will be unique featuring both 1v1 and 2v2 matchups.
All eligible players interested in joining the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series* need to register at http://www.futchampions.com between now and October 31, 2019 or from January 16, 2020 and January 31, 2020. As a registered player, you can become FUT Champions Verified by achieving a ranking of Elite 1 in Weekend League after which you may receive invitations to play in online qualifier tournaments and earn EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Ranking Points. Rankings throughout the season will be available on FIFA.gg. For more EA SPORTS FIFA 20 competitive details, please CLICK HERE.
*Eligibility restrictions apply. See Official Rules for details. Final terms and structure subject to change.
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