As part of EA’s “Stay Home, Play Together” initiative, Electronic Arts and FIFA announced today the launch of the ‘Stay and Play Cup’ event.
FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup
The launch of the cup was announced today, as both EA and FIFA look to bring together the FIFA 20 community through the sharing of creative content and livestreams.
The cup will consistent of a knockout tournament that will bring together fans of the most famous football clubs in Europe. Professional soccer players from 20 teams, including AS Roma, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Liverpool, will go head-to-head in FIFA 20 as part of the event. The tournament will take place from April 15-19.
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson, in a press release today, noted that he hopes that this event can help bring soccer fans together during a time when we all need to be apart from one another. “We want to bring the global football community together with the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup, so millions of fans can experience the thrill of their favorite clubs and professional footballers playing — even when we have to be apart. As part of ‘Stay Home, Play Together,’ we’re working to help people around the world find more ways to connect through play. Combined with relief contributions we are making, we hope to make a positive impact in people’s lives during this challenging time.”
Electronic Arts also announced that the company will donate USD 1M dollars to Global Giving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. In addition to this donation, the tournament will also feature ways for fans and gamers to donate money in order to help others affected by COVID-19.