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FIFA eClub eWorld Cup Groups Announced Ahead of Paris 2018 Event

Published: 15/May/2018 12:09 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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The groups have been announced for the first FIFA eClub eWorld Cup, to take place ahead of the full eWorld Cup and of course the actual FIFA World Cup this summer.

The competition features 16 teams or ‘clubs’, and is played on both Xbox One and PS4, including the esports rosters of big name clubs Paris-Saint Germain and FC Schalke 04.

There are also established esports teams such as Team Envy and Lightning Pandas, making this one of the most stacked FIFA competitions to date.

And of course there is a suitably large prize pool as well, with $50,000 up for grabs, to be split between the sixteen teams and 32 players, depending on placings.

If unfamiliar, each team features two players – one on the Xbox, and the other on the PlayStation. Xbox players vs Xbox players, and PS4 vs PS4, with the aggregate scores from the two games deciding the winning team.

And there is not just prize money on the line, as players will also be challenging to earn themselves one of four qualification spots for the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs. The playoffs will determine who qualifies for the eWorld Cup grand finals.

Follow the FIFA eClub World Cup live

FIFA.com will be streaming the action live this weekend as the FIFA eClub World Cup takes place at Paris’s Studio 130 on 19 and 20 May.

Featuring 16 professional eSports football teams, the eClub World Cup is a central part of the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup, virtual football’s equivalent of the FIFA World Cup™. Local favourites Paris Saint-Germain and holders Brondby are among the clubs taking part, with each consisting of a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One player.

The draw took place on Monday 14 May, with both the local side and the reigning champions paired together in Group B.

Group A: Method, Hashtag Academy, Arte Virtual FC, FC Basel 1893, Unilad, BU E-Sports, Transfermarkt eSports, FC Schalke 04 eSports

Group B: Mkers, Team Envy, Falcons eSport, Brondby IF, Lightning Pandas, Xolos de Tijuana, VFL Bochum 1848, PSG eSports

Those 16 teams will be competing for a prize pool of USD $50,000 and, more importantly, four spots at the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs. The event will be presented by Laura Woods and Spencer Owen, with commentary coming from Leigh Smith, Joe Miller, Richard Buckley and Brandon Smith.

You can follow it all live right here and also keep across the latest action on the FIFA eWorld Cup’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 4 live: release time, leaked TOTW players, more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 8:04 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 8:07

by Isaac McIntyre

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FIFA 21 is now four weeks in, and that means Team of the Week 4 is on its way in Ultimate Team. Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo, including the new TOTW 4 leaks, release time, and more.

Last week, TOTW was all about international football. This time, we’re back to domestic leagues ⁠— something many are always happy about ⁠— and football stars around the world got right back into the goal-scoring flow, right off the bat.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including when it will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, early in-form card leaks, and our team predictions.

Team of the Week 4 start time

On October 21, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the fourth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year’s annual release. The promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted player upgrades are now announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we’ll be sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the difference for Milan against their arch-rivals last weekend.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the difference for Milan against their arch-rivals last weekend.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 4 leaks

As with the last few weeks, a few of the TOTW 4 cards set to be released on Wednesday have already been leaked online on Twitter and Reddit. OTW cards Timo Werner, Alessandro Florenzi and Victor Osimhen are all reportedly included.

Here’s the full list of FIFA 21 cards that have leaked:

  • Marcus Rashford
  • Timo Werner
  • Mikel Oyarzabal
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović
  • Alessandro Florenzi
  • Victor Osimhen

The leaks, which were first posted by itsZTradingx on Twitter early on Wednesday morning, also hinted Kylian Mbappé ⁠— who scored twice in a 4–0 win against Nîmes ⁠— won’t actually be included in the TOTW despite his performance.

EA SPORTS also made a bit of a bluster on their own too; the FIFA 21 publishers leaked one of the IF cards already, by upgrading Florenzi’s stats a full day before TOTW 4 drops. FIFA fans were quick to pick up on the mistake.

If more TOTW leaks drop ahead of the official reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 4 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 4 predictions

Marcus Rashford is one big Premier League name that could make it into TOTW 4 this week.
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Marcus Rashford is one big Premier League name that could make it into TOTW 4 this week.

Timo Werner led the way for Chelsea in a 3–3 draw with Southampton, while iconic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic declared fans “deserve to see him live” while banging in two against rivals Inter Milan on Saturday. They’re just two that might make TOTW 4.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid
  • Konstantinos Lamprou – RKC Waalwijk
  • Connor Goldson – Rangers
  • Djene – Getafe
  • Marc-Oliver Kempf – Stuttgart 
  • Joakim Mæhle – Genk
  • Nick Lima – San Jose Earthquakes
  • Angelino – RB Leipzig 
  • Tommaso Augello – Sampdoria
  • Raphael Holzhauser – K Beerschot VA
  • Yangel Herrera – Granada CF
  • Dusan Tadic – Ajax
  • Magnus Wolff Eikrem – Molde
  • Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich
  • Hirving Lozano – Napoli
  • Jonathan Bamba – Lillie
  • Pablo Sarabia – PSG
  • Hiroaki Okuno – Meiji Yasuda
  • Marcus Rashford – Manchester United
  • Memphis Depay – Lyon
  • Timo Werner – Chelsea
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Stevie May – St Johnstone

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 4. Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!