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eChampions League FIFA 19 tournament announced by EA Sports and UEFA

Published: 9/Nov/2018 12:56 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 13:01

by Matt Porter

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EA Sports and UEFA have officially announced the inaugural eChampions League tournament to be played on FIFA 19.

The competition will take place exclusively on PlayStation 4, and will be included as part of the of FIFA Global Series as players attempt to qualify for next summer’s eWorld Cup.

The tournament will boast a prize pool of $280,000, with the winner taking home $100,000 and 850 ranking points for the FIFA Global Series standings.

Players who hope to compete in the competition need to take part in the eChampions League Global Online Knockout tournaments, which will take place on PS4 on March 2-3 next year.

The top 64 players from those tournaments will then enter a live qualifying event on April 26, from which the top eight players will qualify for the eChampions League Live Final.

The live final takes place in Madrid, Spain on Friday, May 31, just one day before the actual UEFA Champions League final. The final eight players will draft players who have competed in the group stage of the 2018/19 tournament, then face off to declare the winner of the first ever eChampions League.

The eChampions League will take place as part of the FIFA 19 Global Series.

UEFA Marketing Director Guy-Laurent Epstein stated the European football’s governing body sees “the eChampions League and competitive Fifa as an important step in connecting with existing and new fans of the Uefa Champions League”

“It creates a unique opportunity for the competitive Fifa superstars to represent their clubs in the pinnacle of club football,” said EA Sports FIFA competitive gaming commissioner Brent Koning. “Building an authentic UEFA Champions League competition was the next logical step in the continued EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series expansion for both players and spectators.”

The announcement of the eChampions League comes on the back of the Premier League announcing their own competitive FIFA tournament, which kicks off in January, with it’s live finals being broadcast on Sky Sports next year.

There is currently no information regarding the format or entry process for the eChampions League, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as news becomes available.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 5 predictions: Lewandowski, Mbappe, Zaha

Published: 26/Oct/2020 14:44 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 14:45

by Connor Bennett

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Team of the Week is back once again in FIFA Ultimate Team, and that it means it’s time for another round of predictions. So, here’s who we’re going for in TOTW 5.

With plenty of games under the belts of teams around the globe, leagues are still to take shape. Some teams are already looking over their shoulder, wary of relegation, while others are hoping to hit the heady heights of being champions.

In the Premier League, Liverpool got back to winning ways despite missing key players, coming back from a 1-0 deficit at home to Sheffield United while Real Madrid and Barcelona played out an electric first El Clasico of the season, with Madrid coming out as the victors. 

Elsewhere, PSG trounced Dijon with a 4-0 drubbing in Paris, while Bayern Munich cruised past Frankfurt by a 5-0 scoreline. Players from each of these games feature in our predictions, so lets jump into it.

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Kylian Mbappe, the game’s cover star, is among the very best in FIFA 21.

As for the stand out names this week, we’ve sprung for Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe. Lewandowski managed to rack up another hat-trick in Bayern’s 5-0 win, while Mbappe chipped in two goals in 20 minutes for PSG. 

Aside from them, we’ve also given nods to Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for his clean sheet and Man of the Match award against Man United, Patrick Bamford for his hat-trick against Aston Villa, as well as Paulinho for his goal and two assists for Guangzhou Evergrande.

There is also a nod for Ajax’s Lassina Traore. The young forward bagged five goals and three assists in Ajax’s 13-0 win over VVV Venlo. 

FIFA 21 TOTW 5 Predictions | Team of the Week 5

  • GK: Edouard Mendy – Chelsea 
  • GK: Tomeu Nadal – Albacete
  • RB: Pedro Gonçalves – Sporting Lisbon
  • RWB: Alan Browne – Preston North End
  • RWB: Lewis Ferguson – Aberdeen
  • LB: Mario Hermoso – Atletico Madrid 
  • LB: Bart van Hintum – Groningen
  • CB: Manuel Akanji – Borussia Dortmund
  • CB: Danilo D’Ambrosio – Inter Milan
  • CDM: Maximilian Arnold – Wolfsburg
  • CM: Houssem Aouar – Lyon
  • CM: Federico Valverde – Real Madrid
  • CM: Paulinho – Guangzhou Evergrande
  • CM: Gaetano Castrovilli – Fiorentina
  • RM: Edin Višća – Istanbul Başakşehir
  • RW: Diogo Jota – Liverpool
  • RW: Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace
  • CF: Joao Pedro – Caligari
  • ST: Lassina Traore – Ajax
  • ST: Sergio Santos – Philadelphia Union
  • ST: Patrick Bamford – Leeds
  • ST: Kylian Mbappé – PSG
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich

Obviously, this list is made up solely of our predictions, but each player put in a stand out performance for their side this week, and are worthy of a spot.

Whether they’ll all make it, though, remains to be seen. Team of the Week 5 for FIFA 21 will be released on Wednesday, October 28, so we’ll just have to see then.