EA and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) have announced a larger, evolved 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. Additional EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Summer Cup details can be found here.
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.
Tournaments that will not proceed in the wake of current events include the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 FUT Champions Cup Stage VI, FIFA eNations Cup 2020, EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Playoffs and the FIFA eWorld Cup 2020. These tournaments require global, in-person events and could not be executed online.
EA will still reward competitors $200,000 in prizes for those qualified to FUT Champions Cup Stage VI and another $700,000 based on EA SPORTS FIFA 20Global Series Rankings as of March 3, 2020.