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All You Need to Know About the FUT Champions Cup November

The first FUT Champions Global Series major is almost here! A total of 64 FUT Champions Verified players earned their way to the FUT Champions Cup November presented by PS4 and will face off in Bucharest, Romania from November 30 — December 2.

Why should I watch?


The players participating in this tournament are the best of the best in FUT 19 as in order to earn a spot in this tournament, the 64 FUT Champions Verified players had to compete against and defeat the top players in the world in an online qualifier tournament back in October. The FUT Champions Cup November presented by PS4 is also the first major FIFA 19 Global Series qualifier event. Competitors will have have their eyes on the 1,500 Global Series Points to be awarded to the winner which will secure them the top spot in the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings.

More information on the rest of the FIFA 19 Global Series can be found here.

Where can I watch the games?


Spencer “Spencer FC” Owen and Jimmy Conrad are back to spearhead our broadcast team from Bucharest. Joining them to call all of the action live will be Richard Buckley, Brandon Smith and Joe Miller. 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 November action from Bucharest on the EA SPORTS Twitch Channel, YouTube Channel, Facebook Page and Twitter starting on Friday, November 30 at 12:00 pm CET. Check out the full tournament schedule.

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 sixteen 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 November presented by PS4 will be:

 Placement

 Points

 1st

 1,500

 2nd

 850

 3rd - 4th

 625

 5th - 8th

 450

 9th - 16th

 275

 17th - 32nd  

 150

What are the cash prizes?


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

 

 A

 B

 1

 Finish

 Prize Money
 USD

 2

 1st

 $50,000

 3

 2nd

 $30,000

 4

 3rd - 4th

 $15,000

 5

 5th - 8th

 $7,500

 6

 9th - 16th

 $3,500

 7

 17th - 32nd  

 $1,000

 8

 33th - 64th

 $500

Who will be participating?


The full 64-compeitor roster for the tournament proves that this event is the first step on the path to the pinnacle of FIFA 19 competitive gaming and that any eligible player can go from couch to champion.

From last year's FUT Champions Cup Barcelona winner Donovan “F2Tekkz” Hunt to fan favorites like Nicolas “Nicolas99FC” Villalba the Bucharest event is loaded with FIFA 19 stars. Additionally, the winner of the first Licensed Qualifier Event of the year, the Continental Cup presented by Playstation, Joksan Redona will also be competing in Romania's capital. Joksan lifted the trophy of the Continental Cup during Paris Games Week back in October becoming the first North American competitor to win a EA SPORTS FIFA Global Series non-regional event. Read on for more competitors to hone in on in Bucharest.

We've done the hard work and sifted through the entire roster to highlight a few key competitors to keep an eye on in Bucharest.

What is the tournament format?


The tournament will follow the same Swiss-style format introduced last year, 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 ten 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 Knock-out 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.

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Don't miss any of the FIFA 19 Global Series FUT Champions Cup November presented by PS4. The tournament kicks off in Bucharest on Friday, November 30 at 12:00 PM 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. You can also check out the full schedule, including dates and times. 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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