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EA SPORTS announce first FIFA 21 Global Series tournaments

Published: 29/Sep/2020 18:06

by Jacob Hale

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EA SPORTS have officially announced the first tournaments of the FIFA 21 Global Series season, with a little help from some of the biggest names in FIFA and football.

The period of time between FIFA releases is always a painful one for players, as you have less reason to grind for the best results in Weekend League and your team is, by and large, the best it could be.

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That means that players are all looking forward to getting the ball rolling again with FIFA 21, which is due to release on October 6.

Now, anyone hoping to make a name for themselves in FIFA knows the dates they’ve got to look forward to to get their competitive mode on.

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FIFA 21 Global Series preseason invitationals

In a video featuring FIFA stalwarts such as Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt and Hashtag United, alongside top names in world football like Ronaldinho and Gareth Bale, EA SPORTS officially announced that its Global Series would be continuing into FIFA 21, and even announced the first three events of the season.

Here’s what FIFA fans and competitors have to look forward to throughout October — including a pre-launch invitational tournament.

  • October 3 & 5 — Twitch Rivals Preseason Invitational
  • October 8 — YouTube Gaming FIFA 21 Creator Tournament
  • October 29 — FIFA 21 Challenge

You can find more details on the FIFA 21 Global Series in EA’s official Pitch Notes, including prize pools, more tournaments and how you can compete in them.

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It’s not yet clear who will be involved in the above tournaments. They’re all invitationals, and with Twitch Rivals and YouTube Gaming involved, we can expect to see top creators and celebrities from the FIFA world and beyond taking part to bring the new game in.

Keep your eyes peeled on @UltimateTeamUK and @FutWatch as we bring you the latest FIFA 21 news — including who is going to play these tournaments when they roll around.

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HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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