With more and more esports leagues like NBA 2K18 eLeague or the PES League World Tour 2018 getting launched, EA decided to launch one of their own. EA has recently announced the launch of the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series, the heir of last year’s competition.
The series are labelled to be “on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018.” That will be FIFA franchise landmark competition. Starting November 3, the eleague’s ecosystem will start the tournaments, that will culminate with the first ever FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final. The winner will be crowned next August.
The EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series will be organized as a multi-tiered, worldwide competition. In the first stage, players will participate in multiple online and live events, including the FUT Champions Cups, the FIFA eClub World Cup, Licensed Qualifying Competitions, and Official League Partner Qualifying Competitions. You can see the official rules here.
The challenges will continue in the next stage of competition, as the top 128 players in the world will advance to two Playoff Events. At the playoffs conclusion, the participants will be down to 32 as the finalists compete at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final in August.
FUT Champions Cups are live events featuring 128 players, split evenly between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Divisions. The top eight competitors from each platform will qualify for the Playoffs. The first FUT Champions Cup will have its qualification round in November, with the main event being held in January. The second FUT Championship Cup will have its qualification in February with the event being played in April.
FUT Champions Weekend Leagues are key to advancing through the ecosystem. Top eligible players on the Global FUT Champions leaderboard will receive an invitation to the FUT Champions Cups with the structure outlined above.
Stay tuned with more information on the new FIFA eleague.
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