Electronic Arts has announced the largest tournament ever for FIFA with the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018.
The competition kicks off November 3 and will culminate in the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018. The worldwide competition has several stages, with each competitor qualifying based on FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Champions Weekend League online performance as well as at live qualifiers during the year.
Players wanting to compete will have the opportunity to represent their favorite soccer clubs through official league competitions, or via online FUT Champion competitions which will end in live tournaments in January and April. Competitors signed to pro teams will also be able to compete in an all-star tournament.
During the qualifying stage, EA and FIFA will invite the 128 highest-ranked players, 64 from PlayStation 4 and 64 from Xbox One ecosystems, to advance to the playoffs. The top 32 players in the playoffs will advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup, with the number one player from the eWorld Cup becoming the world champion.
Full details are available on the tournament’s official website.
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