Tuesday 10 April 2018, 08:44

FIFA eClub World Cup™ announced for May

  • All eSports teams and clubs with dedicated EA SPORTS FIFA players invited to qualify for the first ever FIFA eClub World Cup.

  • Online Qualification runs from 20 to 22 April 2018.

  • FIFA eClub World Cup to take place on 19 and 20 May 2018.

The FIFA eClub World Cup is here! After a successful inaugural club eSports tournament in 2017, where a select group of clubs were invited from all over the world to compete in London, FIFA’s official eSports club competition is back with a new name and an exciting new format.

The new, more inclusive qualification and live tournament format for FIFA’s elite eSports club event is intended to establish a strong foundation for future editions of the FIFA eClub World Cup.

The FIFA eClub World Cup 2018 is inviting existing eSports organisations from all over the world with dedicated EA SPORTS FIFA players to compete in the online qualification for the tournament. Qualification will take place online from 20 to 22 April 2018.

After successfully competing in the regional online qualifying matches, 14 qualified teams will join the hosting club and defending champions IF Brøndby at the FIFA eClub World Cup 2018. The host city of the tournament will be revealed very soon on FIFA.com.

Are you part of an existing FIFA eSports team and want to compete? You have until 18:00 CET on 16 April 2018 to submit your application to be considered for the qualification process for the FIFA eClub World Cup 2018, using the link below

Apply here

What’s at stake? At the FIFA eClub World Cup, 16 participating teams will compete for prize money and four available qualification spots (two for Xbox and two for PlayStation) for the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs, where they will get their chance to qualify for the pinnacle event, the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final.

Two players per club Each eSports team must nominate two players to represent the club for the full duration of the online qualification process, which will take place from 20 to 22 April, and the live tournament phase, with one player on Xbox One and one on PlayStation 4. Teams may not change players throughout qualification or during the live tournament phase.

Online qualification details After receiving team applications, FIFA will verify the applications and divide them into different geographical regions, with the allocation of regional positions determined based on the amount of eligible teams. Both the Xbox and PlayStation players of the same team will play against the respective Xbox and PlayStation players of the opposing team in a 1v1 format, with the winning team determined based on the aggregate score of the two individual games. Matches are always played in a team format with two individual games: Xbox player vs Xbox player, PlayStation player vs PlayStation player, scores count as aggregate. All match-ups will be played in the FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Friendly Season mode.

Online qualification timeline Exact match timings have to be setup with the opponents within the three online qualification dates of 20 to 22 April. Teams will receive confirmation if their application has been successful by the 18th April and will be required to confirm their agreement to the full tournament T&Cs by 12pm Thursday 19th April. Confirmation of the online qualification match schedule will be provided on 20th April .

Results of the online matches have to be submitted with photo proof to fifa.eworldcup@fifa.org. The online qualification winners will be announced on 24 April.