FIFA and EA SPORTS have announced today an exciting FIFA organized esports activation for Asia, bringing together football stars, influencers, and professional esports players that will go head-to-head in a special remote EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 4 competition series to take place later this month.
As part of FIFA’s objective to bring football to more fans around the world, FIFA will host the FIFA eChallenger Series, which will see teams and players from EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 4 countries South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and China compete to become the winner of their respective country.
Taking place throughout the second half of June and streamed live on FIFA.gg, the initiative will replace the FIFA eChampions Cup Spring 2020. It will be the first-ever activation organised by FIFA for EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 4 fans in Asia, providing a chance for both fans and the community to watch and engage with famous football stars, influencers and professional eSports players in their country.
Four teams of three players from each country will compete in the FIFA eChallenger Series with each exciting match-up consisting of three games - including 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 matches.
Speaking on the introduction of the FIFA eChallenger Series, Simon Thomas, FIFA Chief Commercial Officer, said:
“The FIFA eChallenger Series is another exciting FIFA eSports event. For the first time, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 4 fans across Asia will have the chance to watch and engage directly with their favourite football stars, influencers and eSports professionals.”
Competition dates for the first-ever FIFA eChallenger Series are:
• Vietnam: 25 and 27 June
• Thailand: 29 and 30 June
• South Korea: 26-28 June
• China: 28-30 June
Further details on match schedule and timings will be announced on FIFA channels over the coming weeks. Players and teams will be nominated and revealed prior to the start of the tournament.