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All You Need to Know About the FUT Champions Cup January

The third FIFA 19 Global Series major, the FUT Champions Cup January, is set to kick off in Bucharest from January 25 to 27. The event will gather 64 of the top FUT Champions Verified players in the world as the search for the newest FUT Champions Cup champion begins.

Why Should I Watch?

You will have the opportunity to watch some of the best FIFA 19 players in the planet. After becoming FUT Champions Verified by reaching 27 or more wins in the Weekend League, these group of elite players battled each other in a online qualifier tournament to earn a seat in this tournament.

To be the best, they have to beat the best and that is what these FIFA pros are set to do in Bucharest. Competitors will be eyeing the 1,500 Global Series Points to be awarded to the winner on each console which will help them climb the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings. Additionally, player will be competing for a piece of the $200,000 prize pool, including a $50,000 top prize.

Will a new champion rise?

Since the creation of the FUT Champions Cup back in the FIFA 18 Global Series there have been 4 of these tournaments: Barcelona and Manchester during last competitive season and the November and December Cups this year. However, only 2 pros have lifted the FUT Champions Cup trophy, F2Teekz and MSDossary. Each of the pros have traded wins with MsDossary winning more recently in London last month. Will this be the tournament where we see a new FUT Champions Cup champion rise?

Check out the full tournament roster.

Where Can I Watch the Games?

A world class team will bring you all the action of the FUT Champions Cup January. Spencer “Spencer FC” Owen and Jimmy Conrad will return to lead our broadcast team from Bucharest. Joining them to call all of the action live will be Richard BuckleyBrandon Smith, Mark Hatcher and Dan Gaskin. The broadcast team will be rounded up by Rachel Stringer, Kyle Walker, and FIFA professional competitors Mike LaBelle and Ivan “Boras Legend” Lapanje.

Catch all the FUT Champions Cup January action from Bucharest on the EA SPORTS Twitch ChannelYouTube Channel, and Facebook Page starting on Friday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. CET. See out the full tournament schedule to ensure you don't miss a single moment.

Event Point Allocation 

Depending on their placement in the tournament, players will earn Global Series Points, which will help them climb the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings. The top 16 competitors on each platform's rankings at the end of the competitive season will earn a spot to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019.

 

The point allocation of each platform for the the FUT Champions Cup Januart presented by PS4 will be:

Placement Points 1st 1,500 2nd 850 3rd - 4th 625 5th - 8th 450 9th - 16th 275 17th - 32nd 150 33th - 64th 0

Placement Points
1st 1,500
2nd 850
3rd - 4th 625
5th - 8th 450
9th - 16th 275
17th - 32nd 150
33th - 64th 0

What are the cash prizes?

A total of $200,000 USD in cash prizes will be awarded at the FUT Champions Cup January presented by PS4, including $50,000 USD for the winner. See below for details on the total prizing breakdown:

Finish Prize Money USD 1st $50,000 2nd $30,000 3rd - 4th $15,000 5th - 8th $7,500 9th - 16th $3,500 17th - 32nd $1,000 33th - 64th $500

Finish Prize Money USD
1st $50,000
2nd $30,000
3rd - 4th $15,000
5th - 8th $7,500
9th - 16th $3,500
17th - 32nd $1,000
33th - 64th $500

What is the Tournament Format?

The tournament will follow the same Swiss-style format as the FUT Champions Cup November, however, for those who are new to it, here's a quick refresher.

  • In the first round, there will be 32 players in a single group (per console) matched against another opponent by random draw.
  • Competitors will play up to five matches (or 10 games) against opponents with the same tournament record.
  • Competitors will not play two matches against the same opponent.
  • Competitors who earn three match wins will qualify to the Knockout Stage.
  • Competitors who register three match losses will be immediately eliminated from the tournament.
  • The top 16 competitors per platform will advance to a single elimination knockout stage.
  • The winner of each console will face each other in a cross-platform final to determine the FUT Champions Cup November winner.

Don't miss any of the FIFA 19 Global Series FUT Champions Cup January presented by PS4. The tournament kicks off in Bucharest on Friday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. CET. 

Make sure to subscribe to the EA SPORTS FIFA YouTube Channel, Twitch Channel, Twitter, and Facebook so you don't miss any of the action live from Bucharest. And follow the @EAFIFAesports Twitter account for the latest competitive FIFA 19 content, news, and event coverage. 

 

* Eligibility restrictions apply.  Not all platforms are supported for qualification. See Official Rules for details. Final terms and structure subject to change. 

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