This weekend will see 16 eFootball national teams compete in an all new showcase event; the eNations Cup.
Beginning on Saturday 13th April, the two-day event will be hosted by FIFA, forming part of the Global Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. Only the best will compete, after nations chose their representatives through gruelling eFootball championships, determining the best players in each nation.
The first time this competition has ever taken place, the invitation-only event is set to draw in record-breaking audiences. Providing players with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent their national team during the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series, the teams will represent each of FIFA’s confederations; CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, OFC, AFC and UEFA.
The stakes are high, with the eNations Cup delivering up to 1,500 Global Series points as well as a large sum of prize money.
Luis Vicente, Chief Digital Transformation & Innovation Officer at FIFA said: “The involvement of our member associations with a dedicated nations tournament is another significant and exciting step forward for FIFA and the development of eFootball globally. After the successful introduction of the FIFA eClub World Cup in recent years and the new team mode, we are looking forward to integrating this nation vs nation competition into our eFootball portfolio.”
Speaking about the rapid expansion of esports, Vicente added: “The FIFA eNations Cup represents another great step in the growth and development of eFootball, further enhancing engagement with fans and players worldwide as well as allowing our member associations to develop and activate eFootball programs and competitions in their country.”