FIFA has introduced that its esports competitors, the FIFAe World Cup, will return to London this yr after being cancelled final yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The FIFAe World Cup is the climax of EA SPORTS’ FIFA 21 International Collection. The occasion will function 32 of one of the best gamers from internationally battling it out for a part of its $500,000 (£354,942) prize pool.
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Going down from August sixth – ninth, the match will function 4 teams of eight gamers every, as gamers face off to complete within the prime 4 of their respective teams. Those that qualify will enter right into a single-elimination knockout stage.
Regardless of gamers have spent everything of the season qualifying on particular person consoles, the FIFAe World Cup will function a cross-console format to crown the final word world champions on each PlayStation and Xbox. For each match-up, one recreation might be performed on Xbox and one recreation might be performed on PlayStation in a two-legged format.
The mixture scores of the knockout matches on each consoles will determine who stays within the match by way of the only elimination bracket.
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While the prize pool totals $500,000 (£354,942), the winner of the FIFAe World Cup 2021 can sit up for claiming $250,000 (£177,481) of the pool only for themselves.
Gamers are anticipated to qualify for the occasion, by way of the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 International Collection Playoffs of their respective areas, within the upcoming weeks.
FIFA has confirmed that it’ll proceed to watch the worldwide well being state of affairs main as much as the occasion.
Esports Insider says: It’s sensible to see the FIFAe World Cup return after being cancelled final yr, which might be a large incentive for all aggressive FIFA gamers. Furthermore, the possibility to qualify for an in-person match, particularly given the shortage of them, will even drive gamers to better heights.
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