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New FUT Stadium customization in FIFA 21: pyrotechnics, chants, more

Published: 11/Aug/2020 0:26

by Albert Petrosyan


FIFA 21 is set to bring a lot of upgrades and improvements to FUT Ultimate Team, including a whole new wave of customization options with which players can make their home stadium completely their own.

Once again we are in the middle of the annual FIFA reveal hype train, during which EA SPORTS unveil new features and changes for their upcoming title that year.


The highly-anticipated FIFA 21 Ultimate Team reveal came on August 10, and one of this year’s new additions will be a lot more customization options when it comes to home stadiums.

Of course, EA began implementing arena customization in FIFA 20, with the likes of tifos, themes, and badges, but it looks like the devs are going to make an even bigger leap in 2021.

EA SPORTSA whole new level of stadium customization is coming in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT.

FUT Stadiums

There will be three levels of how in-depth players will be able to go when designing how their stadium will look, feel, and sound.

  1. FUT Stadium: An ultra-modern starting point for your team in FUT 21. Choose your anthem, pick seat colors, and decide how your fans celebrate your team’s goals as you build your club’s atmosphere.
  2. FUT Challengers Stadium: Intensify your stadium’s atmosphere with the Challengers expansion. Add new Tifos to make your ground a daunting place for away teams, and showcase the way you play with more Pitch Trophies.
  3. FUT Champions Stadium: Put your Club on the global stage with the Champions expansion that extends your FUT Stadium to its full capacity. Rivaling some of the world’s biggest footballing cauldrons, steep-sided stands, and full control of every detail of the match experience combine to make FUT Champions Stadium an intimidating home for your team to showcase its biggest achievements.

“Make it yours”

Your Style

FIFA 21 will be taking pitch customization to a whole new level, as players will be able to inject their own style and personality into their home arena. For the first time, clubs will have nicknamers used with in-game commentary, in addition to “endless combinations” of crests, dressings, banners, custom kits, and more.

EA SPORTSFIFA 21 will give players control of which trophies to display in their FUT Ultimate Team Stadiums.

Your Stands

This level of customization will be more in-depth than ever before, giving users the power to choose pitch mow patterns, the colors of goal nets, stadium paint, and seat colors. This comes in addition to the tifos and themes that were already in FIFA 20.


Furthermore, EA have confirmed that new “special rarity” purple cards will be added in for “harder to earn stadium customization items.”

Your Celebration

Anthems and crowd chants are cultural aspects of almost every professional football club around the world and FIFA 21 will allow Ultimate Team players to apply that to their own home arenas.

Users will have chants, anthems, celebrations, goal music, pyrotechnic displays, and more to choose from when designing their stadium, so expect a lot of unique combinations when you step on an opposing team’s pitch.

EA SPORTSPlayers will be able to customize a lot more stadium features in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT.

Meaningful Moments

EA already use how well players perform in real-life football matches to determine whether or not one deserves a special item and with what rating boosts.

Now, in FUT 21, this will also be taken to the next step with ‘Meaningful Moments,’ where a standout real-life moment such as a perfect free kick, long-rage strike, or strong header will be captured and applied as a boost to the player’s according stats.


For example, if Trent Alexander-Arnold hits another one of his signature free kicks, then EA will upgrade his FK. Accuracy in-game stat as a result.

FIFA 21 will be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 9, 2020, with preorders kicking off on August 14. There is no set date yet for when the game will be out on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

FIFA 21 Global Series & eWorld Cup: Schedule, start dates, how to qualify

Published: 13/Oct/2020 9:57

by Jacob Hale


With FIFA 21 now officially launched, and millions of players across the world looking to create the best squad possible on Ultimate Team, we take a look at this season’s schedule for the FIFA 21 Global Series and, the pinnacle of FIFA esports, the eWorld Cup.

This year, EA SPORTS will be providing $3 million to competitors across multiple regions, with the biggest winners taking home the lion share of the cash at FIFA majors and, of course, the eWorld Cup.


There are many different leagues, tournaments and events that players can compete in throughout the season, so let’s take a look at everything you need to know.

FIFA 21 Global Series schedule

The FIFA 21 Global Series is the circuit in which all aspiring competitors can try to make a name for themselves and qualify for the major tournaments.

FIFA 21 Global Series schedule
The FIFA 21 Global Series schedule.

Between November 2020 to June 2021, every major region will have a number of qualifying spots up for grabs to reach playoffs.

Each region will have the following number of qualifiers, though no more than 1024 entrants can take part in one qualifying tournament.

  • Europe: 5 Qualifiers each on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • North America: 5 Qualifiers each on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • South America: 5 Qualifiers each on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • East Asia: 3 Qualifiers on PlayStation 4
  • West Asia: 3 Qualifiers on PlayStation 4
  • Oceania: 3 Qualifiers on PlayStation 4
  • South Africa: 3 Qualifiers on PlayStation 4

All qualifiers will be double elimination, and players will be seeded based on Global Series Points — you can scroll down this page to find out how to compete in Global Series events and earn more points.


Here are the dates that Global Series qualifiers will take place, so see which weekends are available in your region and make sure you’re free to put your best foot forward.

Europe North America South America East Asia West Asia & South Africa Oceania
November 28-29, 2020 December 12-13, 2020 November 21-22, 2020 December 12-13, 2020 November 21-22, 2020 December 12-13, 2020
January 9-10, 2021 January 23-24, 2021 December 12-13, 2020 February 20-21, 2021 January 23-24, 2021 January 23-24, 2021
February 6-7, 2021 February 20-21, 2021 January 23-24, 2021 March 27-28, 2021 March 27-28, 2021 February 20-21, 2021
March 6-7, 2021 March 27-28, 2021 February 20-21, 2021
April 10-11, 2021 April 17-18, 2021 March 27-28, 2021

FIFA 21 eWorld Cup

The eWorld Cup is the pinnacle of the competitive FIFA season, where competitors can become stars and make themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars.

As of yet, there is no set date announced for the eWorld Cup, but it typically takes place in August each year with 32 players — 16 on Xbox, 16 on PS4 — competing to be crowned FIFA world champion.


How to compete in the FIFA 21 Global Series

FIFA 21 Global Series teams and players
The Global Series brings together some of the biggest names in FIFA esports.

To take part in the FIFA 21 Global Series and kickstart your esports career, there are six key steps that EA have laid out to help you know what you need to do.

Here’s what they are:

  1. Register to compete in the FIFA 21 Global Series between October 9, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  2. Achieve FUT Champions Verification by reaching Elite 1 in a single Weekend League before December 31.
  3. Earn points in FUT Champions based on your best Weekend League performance each month. For example, if you get 30 wins out of 30 one weekend and 29 in the rest of the month, you will get 30 Global Series points.
  4. Earn points in Online Qualifiers, as detailed above, with regional qualifiers being the primary way to earn a spot in regional playoffs.
  5. Represent a football club in domestic leagues, each of which will have automatic qualification spots into regional playoffs — this is where you can expect to find some of the top competition.
  6. Qualify for the regional playoffs, facing off against the best of the best in your region, for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize pool and a chance to qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup. Here’s how many players will qualify for playoffs in each region:
    • Europe, PlayStation 4 – 64 Players
    • Europe, Xbox One – 64 Players
    • North America, PlayStation 4 – 16 Players
    • North America, Xbox One – 16 Players
    • South America, PlayStation 4 – 32 Players
    • South America, Xbox One – 16 Players
    • West Asia & South Africa, PlayStation 4 – 16 Players
    • East Asia, PlayStation 4 – 8 Players
    • Oceania, PlayStation 4 – 8 Players
MoAuba FIFA eWorld Cup
MoAuba lifted the eWorld Cup during the FIFA 20 season in 2019.

So, that’s everything we know so far about the FIFA 21 Global Series and the eWorld Cup.

You best get building your Ultimate Team now, as qualifiers will be popping up before you know it, and you want to give yourself the best chance to be in the money when the eWorld Cup finally rolls around.