How to qualify for FIFA 22 FUT Champions Play-Offs & Finals

Alex Tsiaoussidis
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If you want to qualify for the FUT Champions Play-Offs and Finals in FIFA 22, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know, including how the system works, how to claim rewards, and more.

FIFA 22 players have had mixed opinions about the game since it released on October 1st. However, the general consensus is that it’s a step in the right direction compared to its predecessor, particularly in terms of gameplay.

However, one of its biggest improvements has been a streamlined approach to the beloved FUT Champions mode. It is one of three competitive modes in Ultimate Team, along with Squad Battles and Division Rivals.

But unlike the other modes, it’s considered to be where the cream of the crop is at. After all, you can only qualify for it by accumulating enough points in Division Rivals. Here’s everything you need to know.

Updated December 30, 2021.


A screenshot of the FUT champions play-offs in FUT
You’re almost near the top of the FIFA world when you make it to the playoffs.

How to qualify for FIFA 22 FUT Champions Play-Offs

In order to qualify for the FIFA 22 FUT Champions Play-Offs, you’ll need to play Division Rivals to earn Champions Qualification Points (CQP). It follows a ladder system where you can move up and down based on your results.

You will begin in Division 10 and will need to work your way through that and all other divisions throughout the season. Winning matches is one thing. However, winning multiple matches in quick succession is the key to climbing faster.

At the same time, draws and losses will cause you to plateau and even drop. Fortunately, there are a number of checkpoints that prevent you from moving down after you reach a certain point. Still, you’ll need to win to climb.

Each match awards with a handful of CQP, but, naturally, winning is the quickest way to earn them.

When you reach the required number of CQP to enter the Play-Offs, you will be entered into it automatically. You can see how much CQP is required to qualify for Play-Offs by checking in-game using the following steps:

  1. Go into FUT
  2. Select ‘Play
  3. Select ‘FUT Champions

How to qualify for FIFA 22 FUT Champions Finals

Qualifying for the FUT Champions Finals is a different beast. It will only happen if you earn enough points in the FUT Champions Play-Offs to get a Finals Qualification Token. The only way to do that is to win four out of 10 games.

If you’ve managed to pull that off, you’ll be able to choose when you want to participate in the Finals in exchange for the Token. They are only open at the weekend, beginning on Friday morning and ending on Monday.

A screenshot of the rank three reward in FUT Champ finals
Players will be able to enter the FUT Champs Finals at any time with the new Qualification Token.

New FUT Champs rewards system explained

EA wanted to “rebalance the rewards across both competition stages” in FIFA 22 by introducing Playoffs and Finals. For the first time ever, players can earn two separate reward sets based on how they perform in these matches.

Naturally, if you make it all the way to the Finals, the rewards will be bigger and better compared to the Playoffs. This includes excellent cards to bolster your lineup.

How to claim FIFA 22 FUT Champions rewards

A screenshot of the Squad building challenges screen in FUT
Players will have a flurry of rewards to choose from within these packs.

Claiming FUT Champions’ rewards in FIFA 22 has never been easier. You can claim them right after completing your matches or when the event expires, whichever happens first. There is no longer a wait time.

Best FIFA 22 FUT Champions formations

As mentioned above, FUT Champions is the cream of the crop when it comes to the competitive FIFA 22 experience. That means you’ll want to be prepared, and using the right formation is one of the best ways you can get a headstart on your opponent.

Here’s a list of some of the best formations we recommend checking out for your squads within FUT. They’ve proven to be effective time and time again in previous iterations of the tournament.

  • 5-4-1 (Diamond)
  • 3-5-1-1
  • 5-2-3
  • 4-3-2-1
  • 4-2-3-1
  • 4-4-2

Best FIFA 22 custom tactics for FUT Champs

Similarly, custom tactics are also going to be pivotal when trying to earn victories in FUT. We won’t jump into them here. However, you can find a breakdown of them all in our best custom tactics guide by clicking here.

And with that, you should know just about everything there is to know about FUT Champions Play-Offs and Finals. Hopefully, with a bit of help from our formations and custom tactics, you’ll be on your way to glory in no time.

Check out our other guides to make sure you’re at the top of your game out on the pitch:

FUT Champs rewards | Best center backs | Best fullbacks | Best goalkeepers | Best midfielders to buy in FUT | Best starter squads | Best strikers | Best wingers | Best young players for Career Mode | Custom tactics guide | Division Rival rewards | FIFA 22 TOTW | Squad Battles rewards | Fastest players | How many people play FIFA 22? |

About The Author

Alex is a former Dexerto writer based in Australia. He finished a law degree but realized it wasn't the career for him and decided to follow his dream of becoming a writer. Since then, he completed a graduate diploma and a master's degree in writing. Now he writes about his other passion; esports and gaming.