FIFA will host the inaugural version of the FIFA eNations Cup on 13-14 April 2019, featuring a national team competition on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 for the very first time.
The first ever FIFA eNations Cup will be an invite-only exhibition event in 2019 and will introduce a new format of national teams and member associations competing against each other in a team competition on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2019. The event will provide players with a unique opportunity to represent their national team at a tournament during this season’s EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series.
Sixteen national teams representing all of FIFA’s confederations, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, OFC, AFC and UEFA will be invited to take part in this event. The nations themselves will be able to host national eFootball championships to find their national team. The two selected players will then be invited to the FIFA eNations Cup to represent their country.
As one of eight Majors in the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series, the event will offer up to 1,500 Global Series points in addition to the prize money also on offer. The current standings on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 can be viewed at the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings.
"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." said Luis Vicente, Chief Digital Transformation & Innovation Officer at FIFA.
"Furthermore, the FIFA eNations Cup represents for us 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" Vicente added.
Taking place from 13 - 14 April 2019, the FIFA eNations Cup is one of eight Majors in the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series and one of three tournaments hosted by FIFA, which also includes the FIFA eClub World Cup™ and - the pinnacle event of eFootball - the FIFA eWorld Cup, which will take place at start of August 2019.
More detailed information as well as the host city, competing nations and format for the FIFA eNations Cup will be announced shortly.