FIFA will hold this year’s eClub World Cup at AMP Studios, Paris, France from 19-20 May.The competition is an inter-club electronic football tournament, with 16 professional eSports teams competing, and is part of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup, virtual football's equivalent of the FIFA World Cup.
In order to qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup, players must first compete in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series, which the FIFA eClub World Cup is part of. Participants in the eClub competition came from eSports teams around the world, and took part in online qualifications to secure their places in Paris. A total of 32 players will compete at the AMP Studios.
eSports teams participating in the FIFA eClub World Cup not only compete for a total prize pool of US$50,000, but also for four qualification spots in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs. At the playoffs, 64 players on Xbox One and 64 players on PlayStation 4 will fight for their places at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final.
The two-day FIFA eClub World Cup event will offer content production opportunities with club players and officials to all media outlets present. In addition, video and photo footage will be made available after the competition for editorial use.
For audio-visual content and event footage from last year’s FIFA Interactive Club World Cup click here.