As the FIFA 21 eSports cycle begins to take shape, we enter the final few months of extreme qualifying and competition. With the FIFA 21 Global Series well and truly underway, we have another event to look forward to. The FIFAe World Cup is the ultimate destination and the final point of the FIFA 21 Global Series. Let’s dive into all the details we know so far.
What is FIFAe World Cup?
The FIFAe World Cup is arguably the biggest eSports tournament hosted by EA Sport FIFA. The tournament involves the best FIFA 21 players in the world and pitches them against one another in the ultimate battle to be crowned the world champion of the FIFA eSports scene.
Formerly known as the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC), the annual competition has been in existence since 2004 when it was first held in Zurich. Mossad Aldossary, or MSDossary for the FIFA fanatics, has dominated the World Cup space in recent years with a Championship to his name (2018) and a silver medal (2019). The current reigning World Champion is Mohammed Harkous from Germany and millions of players will try to become the next world champion in a few months. Don’t forget to check out super6.bet for some cool offers on their site!
How Do I Qualify?
The only way to qualify for this tournament is by becoming FUT Champs verified and registered in the FGS by 31st December, 2020. Registered users will need to start putting in solid time in Weekend Leagues to climb the FUT Champ ranks.
Players must reach Elite 1 rank in FUT Champions and can become FUT Champs verified by winning 27 games in a single Weekend League. This opens the doors for them to compete in Online Regional Cups. Here, players will earn FIFA Global Series points based on their placements in the tournament. Only the top-ranked players will be able to progress to the Regional Playoffs. As for the Online Qualifiers, each continent/region will have their qualifying system and are scheduled over multiple periods starting December 2020. The North American Online Qualifier is the last event in the format, scheduled to take place on May 8th to 9th 2021.
The Online Qualifiers will allow the participants to enter the Regional Playoffs. A maximum of 1024 players are allowed to compete in a single tournament. The advancing players will then be seeded for the Regional Playoffs depending on the region’s player limit (based on previous year’s results). Europe has the biggest player pool with up to 64 players each for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while Oceania and East Asia will only have 4-8 qualified players and only on the PS4.
And at last, the top dogs of the Regional Playoffs results will qualify to compete in the FIFAe World Cup 2021 for their shot at glory. The FIFA Global Series Rules and Regulations apply here. The Finals date has not yet been set but we expect it to be played in sometime in July, 2021.
The Prize Haul
The allure of being called a world champion is something everyone wishes for. The players will face each other in the hope of being crowned the FIFAe World Cup winner. With the victory comes bragging rights and the world champion title, but that’s not all.
The world champion will be awarded a sizeable cash prize, which remains a mystery at this point at this point but we are bound to hear some gossip very soon! Last but not least, the lucky champion will receive the opportunity to take a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards!
If we were in your place, we would definitely try to get into the qualifiers as soon as possible and do our very best to get into the regionals. After all, such opportunities seldom arise. So, go on and get out there, showcasing your talent to the world. We will be rooting for you. Good luck!