EA Sports and UEFA partner for eChampions League competition

Posted on: Nov 13, 2018 By smartlaunch in Uncategorized,

EA Sports and UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations) have teamed up to announce the eChampions League tournament series for FIFA 19, an expansion of the already existing Global Series of competition, all of which is featured on the road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 next summer. The FIFA 19 eChampions League will feature a prize pool of $280K, with $100K for the winner.

Earlier this year UEFA ended its partnership with Konami and gave the competition’s licensing rights to EA Sports for FIFA 19 instead, which was used as one of the major selling points for the game. Now EA Sports has added another esports competition licensed by a soccer administrative body, following on from the ePremier League, eMLS, and eSuperliga tournaments.

Eight finalists will travel to Madrid to compete on May 31, a day before the Champions League final takes place in the same city. In a twist to the usual FIFA tournament rules, the finalists will have to create Ultimate Team squads, using a certain number of real-life soccer players who played in the Champions League Group Stages this year.

 

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