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FIFA eWorld Cup announced for May

By Kiril Stoilov FIFA 24 Apr 2018

The first ever FIFA club eWorld Cup is going to take place on 19 and 20 May, with the host city undisclosed at this point. This tournament is a direct successor to the first attempt at a massive club-based championship – the 2017 FIFA Interactive Club World Cup. Some tweaks and variations have been made for this year, hopefully providing an even greater experience for everyone involved.

An online qualification process in April will determine the participants in the main event. Or at least most of them. A total of 14 out of the 16 contending teams will come out of the qualifiers, joining last year’s Club World Cup champion Brøndby IF eSport and the still unknown host club.

All existing eSports organisations with dedicated EA Sports FIFA players are allowed to declare their participation in the qualification process. Every club that wishes to enter the competition must send two players – one PS4 and one Xbox representative. Matches will be played on a team vs. team basis: PS4 and Xbox players will be facing each other on their respective platforms with the winner decided on aggregate score.

FIFA has not yet released information on the prize money that awaits those who perform best in the Club eWorld Cup. What is known however, is that both finalists will receive an invitation to the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs. A total of four slots are available for grabs, two for PS4 and two for Xbox, so even the loser in the final is going to have something to cheer for at the end of the day.