The third edition of the eLibertadores has been announced with its largest final yet with increased participants and a tournament-record prize pool.
After covering the eChampions League, now it’s time to take a look into its South American counterpart, the CONMEBOL eLibertadores. Introduced with FGS 20, the CONMEBOL eLibertadores is not only the biggest tournament in South America, but also one of the most important events in the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series. The competition showcases South America’s football esports elite and provides players and fans a new way to engage through esports competition connected to CONMEBOL Libertadores.
The previous edition of the tournament was won by Paulo “PHzin” Henrique from Brazil after defeating fellow colleague and countryman Matheus “mh7” Henrique 6 -1 in the final held in Asunción, Paraguay.
Only a few days left for the new beginning of CONMEBOL #eLibertadores 🏆
— EA FIFA esports (@EAFIFAesports) November 18, 2022
For this year’s edition, the organizers promise more fun and excitement as there will be more participants than the previous year. Below, you can check out all the details on how this competition will pan out.
Just like any other FGS competition, the eLibertadores 2023 will be played exclusively on PlayStation 5.
At the opening of registration, EA announced that there will be two qualifying rounds. The first phase of online qualifiers took place November 26 and 27 with an open bracket style tournament where the best 32 players qualified to Phase II of the competition.
The second round of online qualifiers occurred on December 3 and 4 in a Swiss format, followed by playoffs in a double elimination system, that is, with upper and lower brackets. At this stage the 32 players from Phase I were joined by Top 200 players from the FGS23 ranking and players competing for clubs competing in Copa Libertadores.
Following the last qualifier round, we now know the 16 finalists that will compete for the trophy:
Eis os 16 melhores e classificados para o evento presencial da #eLibertadores 👑
🇧🇷 Paulo Neto
🇦🇷 Seba Luoni
🇦🇷 Tom Gauna
🇧🇷 Daniel Vega
🇦🇷 Charly Human
🇵🇪 Domenico "dms"
— e-Sports Brasil Players (@eSBPlayers) December 4, 2022
Last year’s winner Paulo “PHzin” Henrique managed to secure his ticket for the face-to-face event along with the likes of Paulo Neto, Seba Luoni or Tom Gauna. Out of the 16 finalists, half of them are Brazilian, followed by five Argentinians, two Peruvians and one Chilean.
This type of eSports events are a great way to support your favourites and bet on them via online sports betting.
Finals and Prizes
The finals are set to be played in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the 23rd, 25th and 26th of February, 2023. For this eLibertadores edition, the prize pool is worth $100,000 USD.
The grand final will be held in-person and broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube. Viewers can also expect themed FUT 23 Viewership Rewards that can be achieved by watching live eLibertadores matches. Additional tournament details will be shared next year.