ELECTRONIC ARTS AND FIFA ANNOUNCE EXPANDED PLANS FOR EA SPORTS FIFA 20 GLOBAL ESPORTS COMPETITIONS
Electronic Arts Inc. and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) have announced a larger, evolved EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 esports ecosystem, adding new competitions and returning football league tournaments, as well as online tournaments in place of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series including the FIFA eWorld Cup™.
These extensive updates will continue to keep players and viewers connected to EA SPORTS FIFA competition, building upon the global success of the EA SPORTS FIFA Stay and Play Cup, which aired to millions in more than 100 countries, and unprecedented growth in viewership across EA SPORTS FIFA content from last year with 260 percent growth.
The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Summer Cup Series is made up of six online regional tournaments featuring invited top players across Europe, Asia, South America, Oceania, North America, and Middle East-Africa, all competing to be crowned one of six winners. The total prize pool created for the Summer Cup Series is $228,000, with the tournaments running from July 17 - August 9.
“We’ve already seen amazing fan engagement with our competitive events over the past few months. Our partnership with the top football leagues have resulted in over 100 hours of TV broadcasts alone and now we’re looking forward to offering players and viewers even more great competitions to play and watch,” said EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner Brent Koning. “Although replacing fan-favorite, in-person tournaments were unavoidable as we prioritize player safety, we are thrilled to have more events this summer than ever before in FIFA esports.”
Additionally, many of the world's top football leagues, including Bundesliga, LaLiga, Ligue 1, MLS and more, are resuming EA SPORTS FIFA 20 esports events under revised formats. Fans can also tune into the UEFA eChampions League which will transition to a special one-off online invitational event in mid-August. More information on the subsequent EA SPORTS FIFA 20 league partner esports announcements can be found by visiting their respective websites.