FIFA is one of the most popular esports games, enjoyed by millions of fans around the world. With the rise of esports, the FIFA community has grown rapidly and the demand for competitive tournaments has increased. In this article, we will explore the top five biggest online FIFA tournaments, highlighting the massive prize pools and the world-class players who compete in them.
FIFAe World Cup
The FIFA eWorld Cup is a highly anticipated esports tournament that has undergone significant changes in recent years. Previously known as the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC), the tournament had been played exclusively on the PlayStation 3. However, with the release of new consoles, the competition is played exclusively on PlayStation 5 with FIFA Ultimate Team as the main game mode.
In 2016, a staggering 2.3 million players vied for a spot in the FIWC grand final held in New York in March. The FIWC was eventually renamed the FIFA eWorld Cup in 2018, and all subsequent finals have been held at the O2 arena in London.
In 2019, the winner of the tournament, known as ‘MoAuba’, walked away with $250,000 and a ticket to The Best FIFA Football Awards. The total prize pool for the 2019 competition was $500,000, which definitely increased the level of competition among participants.
After some fantastic performances during FGS #1, Time to see who's on top of your region! #RoadToFeWC 🌍🌎🌏
See the full rankings here! 👉 https://t.co/khMIkzAAnZ pic.twitter.com/V0qbJHaz6T
— FIFAe (@FIFAe) January 24, 2023
For the 2023 edition, the tournament will involve 24 players, qualified from regional leaderboards and partner leagues. These players are split into four groups of six, with the top two from each group advancing to the knockout rounds. In the knockout stages, all matches are played over two legs, with the aggregate score determines the winner.
The FIFAe World Cup is an event that every fan of FIFA esports should look forward to, as it provides an opportunity to see the most skilled players from around the world compete for a chance at a life-changing prize.
The English Premier League has its esports tournament called the ePremier League, with top clubs such as Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham fielding their esports teams.
Congratulations to our finalists – see you in the #ePremierLeague Grand Finals! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/KOTtaaQhDx
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 22, 2022
The 2022 competition featured 20 EPL teams battling it out for a £100,000 prize. The tournament began with a group stage, with the top two teams advancing to the finals. Norwich City FC emerged victorious with a 5-1 win over Brentford, earning a £30,000 prize.
FIFAe Club World Cup
The FIFAe Club World Cup is a highly anticipated esports event that takes place annually, showcasing top teams from around the world. This tournament differs from the FIFAe World Cup in that it is a 2v2 competition, and participants represent their esports team rather than their country.
One of only 6 teams to qualify three times for the #FeCWC – @FNATIC! pic.twitter.com/XqDA3KB8fZ
— FIFAe (@FIFAe) January 19, 2023
In the 2022 tournament, 24 elite esports teams, such as Movistar Riders, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team Vitality, competed for the grand prize. With a staggering prize pool of $300,000, it was a fiercely contested battle and in the end, Movistar Riders emerged victorious, proving themselves to be the best of the best in this exciting tournament.
FIFAe Nations Cup
The FIFAe Nations Cup is an annual esports tournament that brings together the top FIFA nations from around the world to compete for the title of FIFA champion. The 2022 tournament featured 24 countries, including England, Brazil, India, UAE, Poland, Sweden and Portugal, among others, all vying for a whopping $400,000 prize pool.
The votes are officially in… the FIFAe Nations Cup 2022 Hyundai Goal of the Tournament goes to… @LaczyNasPilka! 🇵🇱🏆
Let's treat ourselves to one last look… #FeNC pic.twitter.com/YYIi2h5I0X
— FIFAe (@FIFAe) July 31, 2022
The tournament format is a 2v2 competition, starting with a two-leg round-robin stage, after which the top four teams from each of the four groups advance to the single-elimination playoffs. In the 2022 edition, Brazil emerged victorious over Poland in the final, earning a grand prize of $120,000. The tournament usually fuels a lot of discussion on online forums as the tournament approaches and during the tournament itself.
Another elite esports competition is the eChampions League, a spin-off of the Champions League. Only eight top players who qualify through preliminary and knockout rounds will to compete for the $280,000 prize pool in the grand final set for June 7 in Istanbul, Turkey.
🎮 It's eChampions League day! 🙌🙌🙌
⬇️ Streamed LIVE at 16:00 CET ⬇️https://t.co/ZWpLX2PbKh#eCL @EAFIFAesports @Nicolas99fc pic.twitter.com/enX2d5KDx4
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 18, 2023
The 2022 esports event was highly competitive and featured well-known players such as Umut, nicolas99fc and Tekkz. The final was played between Matias and fellow Argentine nicolas99fc, but the latter was no match for his opponent, who won convincingly 8-5 on aggregate.
FIFA esports tournaments have grown significantly in popularity, with massive prize pools and world-class players battling it out to determine who the best FIFA player is.
The FIFAe World Cup, FIFAe Club World Cup and the FIFAe Nations Cup are the biggest FIFA tournaments to watch, featuring some of the most talented players from around the world. Additionally, the ePremier League and eChampions League are worth watching for their unique formats and competitive gameplay.