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- Over five exciting days, from 24 to 28 February, the world’s best FIFA 21 club clubs start the fifth FIFAe Club World Cup ™
- Teamwork will be crucial as the top 42 teams line up to compete for their share of $ 350,000 in prize money
- 150% increase in participating teams year-on-year in online qualifiers
- Follow the action on FIFA.gg – the place where fans can almost watch with their friends and follow their favorite clubs and creators
As the dust settles on the draw for the FIFAe Club World Cup ™ zone final, the remaining 42 teams are represented by two players each eye standing between them and triumphing. The biggest FIFAe club event played at EA SPORTS FIFA 21 will see the best sports teams in the world fight for their share of $ 350,000 in prize money.
With the sweet taste of glory resting right at hand and teamwork being a vital ingredient to success, each club is embarking on their journey to the title of the group stage, starting on 24 February. The top two teams from each of the six zones will then advance to the final weekend, for their chance to be named FIFAe Club World Cup 2021 zone winners.
This will be the first of several FIFAe tournaments this year as FIFA continues to invest in cultivating a new, dedicated esports vertical for future generations. A total of 480 teams from around the world participated in the online qualifiers through four weeks of competition. This was a 150% increase over last year’s tournament, showing the huge appetite from clubs and the community.
In addition to increased participation, the level of skills is also at a highest level, resulting in some exciting battles. Every fan knows nothing compared to their favorite player running rings around in the competition. In the end, it is teamwork, not the individual, that wins big. In this two-person esports competition, the same is true – individual superstars go together and will have to perform their very best to walk away with the title.
Some of the stage’s biggest clubs such as record holder Manchester City and reigning champion Complexity Gaming will compete to raise their club badge to new heights and to expand their club heritage.
The new #FameYourGame tagline complements FIFA’s ambition to ensure that all competitive FIFA players get the support they need to establish themselves as global superstars.
Christian Volk, Director of eFootball and Gaming at FIFA, commented: “In the next few days, we will see the most exciting, talented young sports players the world has to offer and take to the stage to create their club heritage. The FIFAe Club World Cup should be on your watch list – be sure to set it up! ”
For fans eager to follow the competition, all matches until the knockout phase, from 24 to 26 February, will be available on FIFA.gg. The main feed, which will be produced externally from London, starts at 16.30 CET on 26 February. Friends who want to see the action unfold as if they were in the same room should check out FIFA’s newly created ‘see together’ feature.
Prospective commentators also get the chance to get involved in this year’s FIFAe Club World Cup ™. Each zone is assigned a dedicated comment team to report on live matches.
Two more major FIFA 21 tournaments hosted by FIFA will take place later this year, including the FIFA World Cup with the best individual players and the FIFA Nations Cup, which hosts the best nations from around the world. Regular updates are available on FIFA.gg and FIFAe social media channels inclusive Twitter and Instagram.