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SGO Weekly: Skater XL Historic Locations, FIFA eSports Plans, and More! (6/7/2020 – 6/14/2020)

SGO Weekly Skater XL

Each week, we like to bring you news you may have missed over the last seven days. This time, the SGO Weekly features details on historical locations represented in Skater XL as well as news on plans for future FIFA 20 Global Esports Competitions.

SGO Weekly: Skater XL, FIFA 20 & More!

EA SPORTS FIFA Plans For FIFA 20 Global Esports Competitions

Electronic Arts and FIFA announced an evolution to its EA SPORTS FIFA 20 programming. The plan is to offer more ways to play and watch competitive FIFA in the coming months. Its ecosystem hopes to invite new competitions, the return of some major football league tournaments as well as online replacements for the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series.

In lieu of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Summer Cup Series, a six-part online tournament, will feature top players across Europe, Asia, South America, Oceania, North America, and Middle East-Africa. Total prize pool is $228,000, with Cups running from July 16 to August 8.

The eChampions League Invitational will be held online for Europe’s best tournament champions. This special mid-August event hosts champions from the past three seasons of competitive FIFA. Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the following events will not be held:

  • FIFA 20 FUT Champions Cup Stage VI
  • FIFA eNations Cup,
  • EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series Playoffs
  • and the FIFA eWorld Cup 2020

For details on the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Summer Cup Series, eChampions League tournament, and more, visit the online resource.

NBA 2K League announces new partnerships

Recently, four new NBA 2K League partnerships were announced. GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot will be joining as marketing partners for the 2020 season. The league’s new partners will provide fans and players with new championship hardware, additional NBA 2K League content, statistical insights, analytics software, and in-game enhancements.

Historic Skating Locations for Skater XL

Skater XL unveiled an all new map included with the game’s launch. The map features 20 plus locations inspired by popular school skate spots around California. Skater XL integrates each landmark strategically into one map. Easy Day High School, the in-game map, includes popular landmarks such as:

  • Wallenberg Big 4 (Wallenberg High School)
  • Clipper Ledge (James Lick Middle school)
  • and the ‘Leap of Faith’ (Point Loma High School)

Skater XL launches July 28 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Grab it physically in store for PS4 and Xbox One.

Other news

This past week was a busy one. PlayStation revealed the PS5 among a host of new games. Check out the coverage and other news by following the links provided.

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