The 12th edition of the FIFA Interactive World Cup is on its way as of October 1st. For the first time in tournament’s history, participation is open to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
If you wish to participate make sure you have an active EA Account and access to a copy of FIFA 16 for Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Upon booting up the game, head over to the Online menu tab and select the FIWC icon. After completing the in-game registration (make sure your e-mail address is active and your nationality matches your Passport) and accepting the Terms and Conditions, you’re all set!
The FIWC tournament this year has three monthly seasons, each starting at the beginning of October, November and December. For each season, participants will be able to play up to 90 matches to improve their ranking. At the end of each month, five players from both consoles will earn a spot to the Grand Final. Qualification distribution each month is as follows:
- Europe: First-place and runner-up
- North, Central America, and the Caribbean: First-place
- South America: First Place
- Africa, Asia and Oceania: First Place
Over the next three months a total 30 players, 15 from each console, will earn a place in the FIWC Grand Final.
The 30 players mentioned above will be joined by last year’s FIWC winner Abdulaziz Alsherhri and the winner of the Host Country live qualification event. In total there will be 32 players which will compete in the Grand Final hosted by New York City. The winner will cash in $20,000 USD and will attend the FIFA Ballon d’Or event next year.
Good luck to all participants!