It was a long time coming but we finally have a FIFA event geared specifically towards the franchise’s humble community. In what could be deemed as a feature first from EA Sports, the FIFA 21 eSports cycle brings back the popular casual event, but this time, fans of the game and the content creators can join hands in what is certainly a welcome move.
After last year’s Twitch Rivals FIFA Face-Off, EA has announced the Face-Off Series once more and a host of big names are joining the cause.
What is FIFA Face-Off?
FIFA Face-Off is a one-of-a-kind event, part of the FIFA Global Series, where fans can experience the joy of getting close to one of their favourite content creators. Not just that, the event gives fans a chance to actually compete with their favourite creators and other celebrities who are a part of this event! Up until now, the event was restricted to content creators and celebs but EA have now decided to open the event to the public as well.
So far, many popular content creators confirmed their presence in the FIFA Face-Off contest such as Jack “Pie McDermott, MattHDGamer, Bateson87 or Zweback. The event will also present a host of FIFA eSports Pro players like Tekkz or Lisa Manley.
The winners of the Face-Off will be able to win their community members $25,000 worth of prizes! The event will be broadcasted live and a few lucky winners will get to be on the show! Who knows, you may even end up playing on the same team as your favourite stars! We speculate, of course, but it is exciting nonetheless. Fans are also picking up the latest deals at jackpotjoy, with a vast array of bonuses and promotions on offer.
How Can I Enter?
The process of registering for FIFA Face-Off is very simple. You are required to be at least 18 years old and be of a specific nationality. As quoted in the rulebook published by EA, “You must be a legal resident of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (excluding Quebec), Chile, China (including Taiwan), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, or the United States (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico).”
All you have to do is record a video of yourself that is between 1.5 – 3 minutes long. The video should your pitch on why the influencers should pick you to be the special contestant on the show. The video should be in English and must be posted either on YouTube or Vimeo. Once you’re done shooting and uploading the video, head on over to the official FIFA Face-Off website and register for the event.
Enter your video URL and then select one of the four influencers you’d like to judge your entry. The video title on YouTube/Vimeo must include the hashtag #FIFAFaceoffContest and at least one social media contact info of yours in the description. Lastly, enter your country name and finish the registration! As for the video, keep it fun and peppy and well within the time limits. Talk about yourself and why you should be selected as the winner (and guest contestant). You can talk about your FIFA journey, your Ultimate Team story, top achievements such as your FUT Champs laurels and much more!
The event registration began on February 4th 2021 and contestants have until February 19th 2021 to submit their video and their entry. Once all the entries have been received, the influencers will then judge all the participants and select 20 winners who will receive guaranteed prizes. The winners will be notified on March 1st 2021 and the entire list of confirmed winners will be displayed on the EA website after 2 weeks.
The FIFA Face-Off broadcasts are scheduled to take place on March 19th and March 26th 2021. A few of the 20 winners will be selected to appear on the show as contestants and get the chance to interact with their favourite influencers and FIFA personalities. The entire event happening in March will be broadcasted live on the EA Sports Twitch channel.
The excitement of watching your favourite content creators and pro players compete with, and against each other with the possible chance of you featuring in the proceedings is captivating. Make sure you take full advantage of this opportunity. The complete rules and regulations can be found on the Face-Off website. Good luck!