Electronic Arts and FIFA just took their partnership to a whole new level today, the two companies will host the first-ever eWorld Cup next August. The even better news is that the competition to qualify for the Cup starts next month on November 3rd. Here’s
“Competitors can qualify based on their FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Champions Weekend League online performance and at blockbuster live qualifying events from November 2017 until July 2018.
Through the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series, EA and FIFA will identify the top 128 competitors (64 players representing PlayStation®4 and 64 players representing Xbox One) to continue to the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs. The playoffs will lead to the final stop on the Global Series Tour – the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 18.”
What we know so far is that the competitions will take place in different ways. There will be licensed qualifying rounds where independent organizers set up official tournaments. There’ll also be Official League Qualifying Competitions where established teams will hold tournaments.
As for now, the FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cups will play out as a qualifying test for players who’re ready to show the world what they’re made of. “The top competitors will qualify for two major live tournaments to be held in January and April 2018,” — EA. FIFA has recently been making a push in the eSports scene, partnering with BT in the UK and broadcasting event matches in the past.
Well my fellow gamers, if you have what it takes to represent your country in the first ever FIFA eWorld Cup come next August right after next year’s FIFA World Cup 2018—now’s the time to shape things up and prove yourself world class. Who knows, in year’s to come gaming, in general, will celebrate an annual WorldWide Gaming Tournament where thousands of players enter and the world watches. We are getting bits of this come the 2022 Asian Games with popular PC games now being registered as a sporting competition.