FIFA’s esports event organisers are being urged to “step up” and “have interaction deeper with soccer’s subsequent era” forward of the brand new season performed on EA SPORTS FIFA 21.
Gamers, golf equipment and nations have been break up into “clear and distinct narratives” as a part of a brand new FIFAe event construction introduced by FIFA.
Opponents could have the prospect to qualify to characterize their membership within the FIFAe Membership Collection, compete for his or her nation within the FIFAe Nations Collection or “create their very own legacy” within the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 International Collection on the Highway to the FIFAe World Cup.
Christian Volk, director of efootball and gaming at FIFA, believes the FIFAe event can “get nearer to execs, avid gamers and followers.”
“In instances of digital acceleration, we see a robust shift in media consumption, social values and leisure narratives,” mentioned Volk.
“To interact deeper with soccer’s subsequent era, we’ve to step up now.
“Our ambition is to seed the motion for what may change into a brand new soccer class within the ecosystem of FIFA. We need to create the most important stage for the very best gamers and groups of the group to shine brighter, whereas rising entry for brand spanking new up-and-comers to FIFAe tournaments.
“All of us at FIFA are excited for what the longer term holds.”
Groups and gamers can now join the FIFAe Membership Collection which is because of kick off in November, with the very best performing groups of the qualification competing on the FIFAe Membership World Cup in 2021.
FIFA has additionally introduced the FIFAe World Cup and the FIFAe Nations Collection will each characteristic a $500,000 (£390,000/€430,000) prize pool, with the FIFAe Membership Collection placing $350,000 (£270,000/€300,000) on the road.
One other $3 million (£2.3 million/€2.6 million) in prize cash is predicted to be distributed by EA throughout qualifiers, regional playoffs, the eChampions League, and CONMEBOL eLibertadores as a part of the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 International Collection.
“That is an thrilling time for EA and FIFA as we proceed to convey participating competitions and leisure to followers all over the world,” mentioned Brent Koning, EA’s FIFA aggressive gaming commissioner and group director.
“In partnership with FIFA, these narratives will convey followers nearer to the motion, give gamers extra alternatives to compete, and assist discover the subsequent large FIFA esports star. In these unprecedented instances, we’re devoted to bringing folks collectively to have fun membership, nation, and private glory.”
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