Esports expansion appears to be the theme of the day. Following up on 2K’s expansion news, EA Sports announced on Wednesday that it will be widening its FIFA 22 esports program. FIFA‘s expanded esports ecosystem is set to feature both 1v1 and 2v2 competitions.
The road to the FIFAe World Cup 22 encompasses three competitions. It kicks off with the EA Sports FIFA 22 Global Series; followed by the FIFAe Club Series and FIFAe Nations Series. The three events will all take place in summer 2022.
EA Sports’ Brent Koning was high on the expansion of FIFA 22 esports. “FIFA competitive gaming is the future of global esports entertainment, enhancing how fans experience the game they love,” explained EA’s Vice President of Competitive Gaming. “FIFA possesses the pivotal platform for football fans around the world to insert themselves into their own sports story. In partnership with FIFA, the mainstream appeal of esports is evident.”
Christian Volk, Director of eFootball and Gaming at FIFA, added, “A historic season full of thrilling competitive FIFA stories will captivate a global fanbase with this expanded ecosystem.”
Road to the FIFAe World Cup 2022: Season Overview
EA Sports FIFA 22 Global Series
- Qualification starts November 27 as the traditional 1v1 competitive FIFA format is showcased with online tournaments across 10 global regions. Register to compete on October 4.
- In addition, more than 30 leagues offer esports programs, Official League Partners, including the Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Ligue 1, MLS, CONMEBOL Libertadores, and UEFA Champions League will give fans residing in each respective nation the opportunity to represent real-world clubs.
- The EA Sports FIFA 22 Global Series Rankings will be available on FIFA.GG.
FIFAe Club Series
- The FIFAe Club Series 2022 featuring 2v2 competition begins this November with the FIFAe Club Online Qualifiers™ and includes the new FUT Team of the Year and Team of the Season Cups on the Road to the FIFAe Club World Cup 2022.
- Prepare your FIFA.GG profile today, as registrations start on October 5.
FIFAe Nations Series
- The FIFAe Nations Series 2022 will feature member associations competing against each other in this global 2v2 competition. Furthermore, national campaigns will find the top competitive stars.
- All nations will begin their journey at FIFAe Nations Online Qualifiers, with top national teams advancing to the FIFAe Nations Playoffs™ on the Road to the FIFAe Nations Cup 2022. Find out more at FIFA.GG.
For more on the FIFA 22 Global Series, check out the company’s deep dive Pitch Notes.
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