EA and FIFA publicized their intentions to clone one of the world’s greatest athletic events in the world of gaming, instituting FIFA eWorld Cup 2018.
EA SPORTS FIFA 18 is cultivating great competition with millions around the world playing since launch. Today, the competition expands worldwide as we are excited to announce the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, a landmark competition that will bring the excitement of the world’s game to millions of competitors and spectators.
The enhanced global ecosystem features more competitors and more tournaments than ever before, and will culminate with the first ever FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final — the pinnacle of the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series. The winner will be crowned the undisputed world champion next August.
From November 2017 to July 2018, there will be a series of qualifying tournaments where players can compete for their spot in the tournament. There also will be official league-qualifying tournaments for existing teams and pro players to win their spot.
The EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series increases the ways in which competitors of all levels can participate both online and in world-class live events making competition more accessible to both play and watch.
By the end of the qualifying season, EA and FIFA will narrow down the top 128 players of the game (half for PS4 and half for Xbox One) to head to the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs. From there, it’s on to the ultimate stop on the Global Series Tour, the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final.
The globally popular and fun FUT Champions competitive mode returns in EA SPORTS FIFA 18. FUT Champions Weekend League are key to advancing through the ecosystem as players compete in 40 games each weekend, with their total monthly wins and earned skill points placing them on the global leaderboards. Top eligible players on the Global FUT Champions leaderboard will receive an invitation to the FUT Champions Cups.
Players have the opportunity to represent their favorite real-life club through official league competitions that will be announced soon. Winners of these events may qualify for the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs.
The FIFA 18 Global Series is an evolution of last year’s competition, with more games, more players and an all new tournament format.
Operated by top-tier external partners, sponsors and competitive gaming organizations around the world, these exciting competitions add to the competitive options top players can pursue to qualify the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs.
For application, please contact at EASPORTSFIFALICENSEREQUESTS@ea.com to learn more.