The eChampions League Final – a collaboration between UEFA and EA Sports – will be played one day before the UEFA Champions League Final. Eight players will compete against each other on May 31 during the final in Madrid at the Estadio Metropolitano.
Participants and their coaches first participate in the eChampions League draft, after which they choose their teams. These teams contain footballers who have appeared in the group stages of the Champions League during that season.
First the quarter-finals are played, then the semi-finals and finally the grand final. The winner of the tournament will receive the cup before the start of the real Champions League final. In addition, the winner will receive a cash prize of $100,000 and a VIP ticket to the final match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
“It's great to have the excitement of the UEFA Champions League brought to our viewers during the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 GLOBAL SERIES,” said Brent Koning, EA Sports FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner. “The eChampions League Finals welcomes players representing countries from all over the world. Here they compete against each other at the absolute pinnacle of club football. This is a powerful way to showcase how esports and real-time sports create a connected experience with fans.
The eChampions League started with a league of 64 players, with 8 players remaining. Below is a Dutch one: xLevVinken. In addition, DrNightWatch (Bulgaria), AlanAvi (USA), coL Joksan (USA), TG Zezinho (Brazil), Rafsou (France), NYC_Chris (USA) and Marcozo (Denmark) will participate in the finals.
It was an easy decision for UEFA to partner with EA Sports to organize the eChampions League, partly due to the growing popularity of eSports around the world. “EA Sports FIFA attracts tens of millions of people around the world, and integrating multiple in-game experiences gives us the opportunity to connect the UEFA Champions League with our players,” said Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Marketing Director. “We believe that through the eChampions League, we are taking an important step in connecting old fans and new fans to the Champions League.
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