EA SPORTS and UEFA are excited to announce the eChampions League, a pivotal tournament expansion to the EA SPORTS FIFA 19™ Global Series* and a brand new, authentic way for millions of football fans to connect to the UEFA Champions League through the competition.
The eChampions League adds to the growing list of global events and competitions on the Road to the 2019 FIFA eWorld Cup next summer. Eligible competitors will compete on PlayStation 4 and participate in eChampions League Global Online Knockout tournaments March 2-3, with the top 64 players advancing to a live qualifying event on April 26-27.
Only eight of the world’s elite will advance from the April live event to the eChampions League Final. Hosted in Madrid on May 31, the eChampions League Final will be played a day before the real-world UEFA Champions League Final on June 1, creating a two-day celebration of digital and traditional football.
To further connect the eChampions League Final to the real-world competition, the eight competitors will draft and use footballers involved in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. The eChampions League winner will earn a majority $100,000 share of the $280,000 purse and a crucial 850 EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Points.
“Building an authentic UEFA Champions League competition was the next logical step in the continued EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series expansion for both players and spectators,” said Brent Koning, EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner. “Our passionate competitors love the UEFA Champions League and the eChampions League creates a unique opportunity for the competitive FIFA superstars to represent their clubs in the pinnacle of club football.”
*Eligibility restrictions apply. See Official Rules and FUTChampions.com for details. Final terms and structure subject to change.