The 2020 version of the Fifa eClub International Cup will happen within the Italian town of Milan, it’s been introduced nowadays (Wednesday).

It’s going to mark the primary time that Milan has hosted the esports tournament. The event, which pits avid gamers towards one any other in EA Sports activities’ FIFA 20 name, will happen from February 7-9.

The development might be contested by way of 24 groups, who’ve secured their berths following 5 rounds of on-line qualification fits. 3 Italian groups – Mkers, AS Roma and Staff QLASH – might be amongst the ones competing.

Groups from Mexico, Germany, England, Spain, France, Japan, USA and different nations have additionally certified for the development, with gamers to incorporate present Xbox and PlayStation world-ranking leaders Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt (Fnatic), Diego ‘Loopy’ Campagnani (Staff QLASH) and 2017 international champion Spencer ‘Gorilla’ Ealing (NEO).

Adrian Rölli, head of eFootball at Fifa, stated: “We’re proud that over 190 groups from in every single place the sector took phase on this season’s qualification and we’re past excited to seek out the sector’s highest group out of the top-class box of collaborating groups.

“The creation of team-based 2v2 fits confirmed a brand new stage of pleasure and competitiveness finally yr’s tournament and can certainly spark massive feelings at this yr’s event as neatly.”

The 2019 tournament used to be held in London and received by way of KiNG eSports. The draw for this yr’s event will happen on January 21.

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